From gel and acrylic. Like taking your makeup off at the end of the day. Strip it back to basics, with a slick of polish and nothing more. It’s good to give your nails a breather from gels as, sadly, it can dehydrate the plate a little. Plus, the removal process is tough (always head to a professional). A classic manicure is a little kinder to your fingertips. Leave them bare (birthday suit nails), or get going with colour.
Will this manicure save your dry, damaged nails?
Pub on a Sunday. 99 with a flake. Westlife. The classics. Sticking to the good stuff extends to our beauty treatments too, because sometimes, there’s nothing better than an old school manicure. No UV lamps, no tin foil removal, just a traditional freshening-up of the fingertips. Gel nails can have a bad reputation (FYI, here’s the truth), but the classic mani really is a nail saver. So aside from the normal cleaning service – cuticles pushed back, tips trimmed, nails buffed – why is this the darkhorse favourite? Here’s why the classic manicure is a good idea.
By Rachel Spedding