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Nails – A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands performed at home or in a nail salon.  A manicure consists of filing and shaping the free edge, pushing and clipping (with a cuticle pusher and cuticle nippers) any nonliving tissue (but limited to the cuticle and hangnails), treatments with various liquids, massage of the hand, and the application of fingernail polish.

Some manicures include painting pictures or designs on the nails, or applying small decals or imitation jewels.  Other nail treatments may include the application of artificial gel nails, tips, or acrylics, which may be referred to as “French” manicures.

Pedicures – A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails, analogous to a manicure.  Pedicures are done for cosmetic, therapeutic purposes.  They are popular throughout the world, and especially among women.

Pedicures include care not only for the toenails; dead skin cells are rubbed off the bottom of the feet using a rough stone (often a pumice stone).  Skin care is often provided up to the knee, including granular exfoliation, moisturizing, and massage.

The word pedicure is derived from the Latin words pedis, which means “of the foot”, and cura, which means “care”.

Skin Care / Waxing – Skin care is the range of practices that support skin integrity, enhance its appearance and relieve skin conditions.  They can include nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure and appropriate use of emollients.  Practices that enhance appearance include the use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy.  Skin care is a routine daily procedure in many settings, such as skin that is either too dry or too moist, and prevention of dermatitis and prevention of skin injuries.

Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root.  New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle.  Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen, knuckles and feet.  There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.

Eyelash Extensions – Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes.  The extensions may be made from several materials including mink, synthetic, or human hair.  The main method of applying the extensions on is by using an adhesive glue to individually sticking them to the eyelashes one-by-one.  This is to prevent the eyelashes from sticking together.  False eyelashes and eyelash extensions are NOT the same.

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