Thursday, December 27, 2007

Male Manicure

Passed the times when women were evaluating men only after how clean his shoes are. The modern man should be not only elegantly dressed, but also well-attended. Furthermore, the visit to the cosmetologist of the stronger half of humanity has long ago ceased to be something extraordinary, and now the appearance of a well-dressed business man in a beauty salon brings no surprise.

Male manicure differs significantly from the female one, especially in the lack of paint apart. Men appreciate the natural look of nails after the procedure, so even manicure drugs are tailored to the characteristics of male hormonal system, and practically have no smell.

Deciding to have the manicure done, many men prefer to do it without interference of all sorts of prick-cutting things. And therefore they choose the European manicure, in which the cuticle removal is not made with scissors, but with the help of a special fluid applied on the cuticle, which moistures the skin and they are gently removed with the help of a wooden stick. After removing the cuticles, the manicure master will rectify the length and shape of the nails. Then he will file them and cover with a colorless varnish, which will protect the nails of friability. The varnish is barely noticeable on fingernails, but despite this, most men refuse to cover nails with anything, selecting the minimum needed procedures, basically - cuticle removal and correction of nails shape.

Lately the well-attended hands became an integral part of the image of a successful man. While everyone may not call themselves lovers of beauty salons, already many are beginning to understand that the care for their physical appearance is not only the destiny of the fair half of mankind.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Manicure And Its Origin

The art of manicure has a very ancient provenance. In Egypt, in 1964, was found the Father Niankhanum and Khnumhetep's tomb. These persons were on the Pharaoh's suite list, as the "custodians and masters of the Pharaoh's nails." In translation into modern language, they were the court's masters of manicure. In the Ancient Egypt, the various colors of paint on nails was as a "class code." Vivid rich tone indicated the belonging to the royal family, pointed to a high public position, slaves could only have the fingernails painted with pale pastel shades. Cleopatra was painting her fingernails long in the ancient time in terracotta color with the use of common henna. Henna was the most popular means of painting nails throughout the Middle Ages.

The passion for longer fingernails is tracing from a variety of cultures long ago. And, the longer fingernails, the higher state in society occupy their carriers. If it was not possible to grow long natural nails, they used special augments that extended the nails for a few centimeters.

By the '50s years of the XXth century, the nail service has become an important part of the beauty industry. Everyone wanted to have beautiful long nails, and those who could not grow them wanted to try something else. Tips were invented from virtually any elastic material, even from film tape shards. Manicurists used to build natural fingernails cut off - as TIPS, they were glued to the tip of fingernails and were covered with a piece of paper.

Acrylic period began accidentally in the manicure, a dentist, opened the new century in manicure. Dentists began to sell acrylics to the masters of manicure, it started the developing of the modern nail-industry.

The very word manicure originated from the Latin "manus", which means hand, and the "cure" - care. Manicure today is a system of care for the entire hands. In modern terms is not only beautiful fingernails, but therapeutic-curing procedures, hand skin care, the technology of creating artificial nails.

A special spot in the manicure has the "Nail-Art" - a kind of higher professional master in hands care.