Nail Care – Applying the Polish and Top Coat

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nail expert Nia Cooper demonstrates how to give a pedicure, including how to apply polish and top coat.

    Nia Cooper: Hi, I am Nia, a Nail Artist at the Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa. Today I have taking you through the basic steps to a pedicure. Now, I am going to show you how to clean off the leg and the foot, apply Chip Skip, base coat, polish, topcoat, cuticle oil and to seal it all off with the Rapid Dry Spray. Now, you want to take the client s foot out of the pedicure bowl with your antiseptic spray, gently spray the leg and the foot of the client. This is going to remove all the excess scrub and oils from the client s legs and feet. Now, I am going to apply the Chip Skip, just a little bit is all you need. I am going to apply the toe spacers in between her toes, so that her polish doesn t stick to the sides of her nails. Now, I am going to apply the base coat and again you want to go from middle to side to side, middle, side to side, middle, side to side, middle, side to side, you just want to have a little bit of polish on the brush middle, side to side. Now, we are going to apply the polish and again you want to go middle, side to side, middle, side to side, middle, side to side, middle, side to side, in light easy strokes.

    Now, we are going to apply the topcoat, from middle, side to side. Again, you don t want a lot of polish on the brush, just light, thin, easy strokes. Next, I am going to apply the cuticle oil to the base of her cuticle, mind you, you just want to apply right at the bottom of the cuticle. What the cuticle oil is doing is, is reconditioning her cuticle. If you finish it all off, we are going to seal it with the Rapid Dry Spray, just three, light, easy pumps, one, two, three and that was one of the basic steps to a pedicure, the next step is for you to try this at home, thank you, kiss-kiss.

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