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Zenders Salon & Spa
(319) 337-2448
4 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA
Services
Haircut / Style, Facials, Hair Color, Massage, Highlights / Lowlights, Body Wraps, Color Correction, Body Treatments, Permanents, Spa Packages, Body Waves, Hair Removal, Wave Relaxers, Make Up, Up – do's, Brow / Lash Tinting, Special Occasions, Make Up Application

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Patty & Co
(319) 351-9690
1016 Gilbert Ct
Iowa City, IA

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Unique Cutz
(319) 351-2628
458 1st Ave
Coralville, IA

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County Line Salon
(319) 643-5648
109 N Downey St
West Branch, IA

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Elite Nails
(319) 354-4517
205 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA
 
Buzz
(319) 466-4270
115 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA

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Michael Tschantz Salon Inc
(319) 337-3015
330 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA

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Shear Encounters
(319) 626-3454
185 Hwy 965 NE Ste 4
North Liberty, IA

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Secret Nails
(319) 339-9170
1644 Sycamore St
Iowa City, IA
 
Modern Nails Inc
(319) 625-3003
1451 Coral Ridge Ave Ste 116
Coralville, IA
 
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Manicure Process

Learn How Nail Techs Perform a Manicure

In most beauty salons and spas the process of getting a manicure stays the same. Depending on what type of manicure is chosen depends on the process that will be followed.

The first step when administering a manicure is to remove any traces of previous nail polish. This is done by polish remover and a cotton ball or other substance that is able to hold the liquid and stays durable enough to not fall apart on the nail. In most nail polish removers the organic compound, Acetone is used. Acetone is extremely flammable and the polish remover should be kept in a place where there is a low chance of a spark or fire. If the nail polish is stubborn and won't come off the nail, don't worry, nail polish remover can be reapplied as much as needed until the old polish has disappeared.

Once your nails are polish free a nail file is used to shorten, shape, and smooth the rough edges of the nail. Nail files come in all different colors, types of material, and different levels of strength. An emery board is a nail file that is less abrasive than others which takes the nail longer to file and shape but is very good for slight touch ups or fixes. Emery boards are also disposable after use unlike metal nail files; metal nail files can come as very abrasive and are great for intense filing and shaping. Glass files are also available but a little harder to find in stores; they are good for shaping and fixing the edges of nails due to the fact they...

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Simple Manicure and Pedicure

How to Perform a French Manicure

Tools Needed: Nail Clipper, Nail File, Cuticle Pusher, Cuticle Nippers or Cutter, Soak Bowl, Towel, Base Coat, Polish, Top Coat

1. Make sure nails are free of all polish.

2. Cut and shape nails as desired with nail clippers and file.

3. Soak fingertips in mild soapy warm water for 7-10 min.

4. Use your cuticle pusher to gently remove cuticle from the nail bed going away from the tips of nails toward your wrist.

5. Rinse and dry your hands.

6. Cut any loose skin or cuticle with cuticle nippers or cutter.

7. File tips of nails softly with fine file side to make them smooth.

8. Polish nails with one base coat, two coats of color, and one topcoat with 1 min. drying time between each coat. You are finished and your nails look beautiful.

Moisturizing Manicure
After step 2 of the basic manicure, apply a thick coating of your favorite hand moisturizer to your cuticle and nails and then soak.

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