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Manicure – as easy as 1-2-3

This week, Agim Salon is going unisex on our topic, the topic of manicures and how to manicure your own nails. It is a straight forward task requiring a few tools and a little bit of time to do the job properly. Manicure sets are readily available and do not need to be the most expensive to get great results.

By using the diagram above you should be able to find your way around your nails with ease.

Now to making your nails look and feel perfect.

  • Wash your hands, and then dry them.
  • Using an emery board nail file (double-sided), gently file the “distal edge” of the nail. Try not to go too close to the corners as you could weaken them this way.
  • While filing, you can shape your nails. The most common is perhaps in an oval but the shape of your hand may be better suited to a “flat” look
  • To see how smooth you have made your nails run them over a pair of nylon tights (or similar). If the nails are smooth, they will not snag the nylon.
  • Now it is time to pay attention to the cuticles by applying a softener to them and allow the softener to soak the cuticles for a few minutes before moving on to the next step.
  • Place your hands in some warm water (preferably in a bowl) and soak the nails for a few more minutes.
  • Now you can push the cuticles from front to back of the nail. This will remove the excess growth and should be painless.
  • Now put some hand lotion on one set of nails and massage it in to the fingers with the palm of the other hand, then simply repeat the process for the other hand.

This procedure is fine if you are not wearing nail varnish, if you are wearing nail varnish then return next week when Agim Salon will show you how to deal with this too.

If you have any question relating to any aspects of hair or beauty please do not hesitate to contact us.

Don’t panic guys

Last week, Agim Salon may have given some men a bit of a jolt, so this week we are going to try and make some reassuring noises for men when it comes to “upping your game” to meet the demands of the modern day woman.

We have put together a few tips that are not at all drastic and do not even mean buying any make up or anything else particularly special (unless you want to) but take the steps below that you do not currently take and you will see the difference. More importantly, other people will see the difference!

Remove hair from the neck and ears. – Hair that sticks out of a shirt collar, or worse the ears, is a bit of a turn off. If you have a hair trimmer at home, so much the better as you can do this very frequently and keep on top of it, failing that an occasional trip to your hairdresser is in order.

Remove nasal hair – As you get older, the hair that seems to disappear from one area suddenly starts to appear somewhere else! That somewhere else is more often than not in your nose. There are hair electronic clippers available for this very job, alternatively you could use a pair of long pointed scissors but make sure they are sharp.

Sort out those eyebrows – Eyebrow hair seems to grow quicker than most others and in no time you can have quite an impressive bush above each eye, however many ladies are not quite as impressed. A simple trim with a good pair of scissors and a comb should be enough to make a huge difference.

That was not so bad, was it? Return again over the next few weeks when we at Agim Salon will return to this topic and highlight a few more tips to help improve your appearance.