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About manicure and pedicure

Recently manicure and pedicure is more popular in the world. Manicure and pedicure is also important for both men and women. Let gets some knowledge about manicure and pedicure. The English word manicure is derived from a French usage which means “care of the hands”, which in turn originates from the Latin words manus, for “hand”, and cura, for “care”. The term Manicure refers to the cosmetic beauty treatment for the hands specially fingernails. Manicure has begun 5,000 years ago. French manicures are made with artificial nails, which resemble the natural ones. French manicures are originated in 18th-century in Paris and were popular in the 1920 and 1930s.

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Generally the females have a good interest in manicure. But today males are also getting attracted to manicure. There are various kinds of purpose of doing manicure. Some of them are- shaping of the free edge of fingernails, remove nonliving tissue from the nil plate and also for the massage of the hand. There are different types of manicure. Nail care where manicure treatment is done by a professional Nail Technician according to the condition of clients natural nails condition. This Nail care manicure treatment should take from about thirty minutes to one hour. There is another manicure treatment which is called Paraffin wax treatment where paraffin wax is used for softening and moisturizing hands. There are some other kinds of manicure treatment such as- Hot oil manicure where various types of oils are used such as mineral oil, olive oil etc. This Hot oil manicure works well for dry skin and nails. There are some common tools and supplies for manicure. They are- Bowl of warm water, Nail clippers, Cuticle knife and clippers, Cuticle pusher, Scissors, Brush, Orange stick, Manicure table, Nail art tools, Nail polish remover, hand cream, Cotton balls, Hand towels, Massage lotion. Not only that small dried flowers, flocking powder and glitters can also be used for decoration.

Same treatment is called Pedicure when it is applied to the toenails and feet. It is also a way to improve the appearance of the feet and the nails. It actually provides a similar service to a manicure. People have been starting   pedicure their nails for more than 4,000 years. The Egyptians were known for paying special attention to their feet and legs. Ancient Egyptians have been manicuring from 2300 BC. Pedicures are not just limited to nails.

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It is usually done for removing dead skin cells from the bottom of feet. A rough stone is used to remove that dead skin which is called Pumice stone. There are different types of pedicures also. Some of the most common types are – Regular pedicure, Spa pedicure, Paraffin pedicure, Stone pedicure, French pedicure, Mini pedicure, Chocolate pedicure, Ice Cream pedicure, Champagne or Wine pedicure etc.

Manicure and pedicure has economic impact also. According to the US Department of Labor, manicure and pedicure specialists earned about  $24,000 in 2006. The most successful independent manicure technicians may earn salaries of over $50,000 per year. Also many nail technicians can earn up to $300 per hour from performing more technical nail treatments such as pink and whites and sculpting. A standard pedicure treatment usually costs in the region of $40. By working in exclusive and high end spas and salons skilled pedicure techs can earn similar salaries