As millennials, we are a generation that is known to love its freedom of choice. We are also known to be extremely conscious of our beauty choices.
Precisely why we love those pamper sessions at the salon and especially them manicures. Good news—there is no dearth of manicure options available today as salons offer a host of services to choose and pick from.
Here is listing some marvellous manicures that the millennials today are loving.
- Hot oil manicure
- Spa manicure
- Soak-off gel manicure
- Paraffin wax manicure
- Brazillian manicure
- Shellac manicure
- 3D manicure
- Acrylic manicure
- Basic manicure
- Hot stone manicure
- Mirror manicure
- Reverse French manicure
Hot oil manicure
Arguably the most luxurious and relaxing of them all, the hot oil manicure is the best favour one can do to ones’ dry hands. The best feature of this manicure is clearly soaking the fingers in heated natural oils.
A lavish hand massage with a customised blend of natural oils that leave your fingers and cuticles well-moisturised and nourished—now isn’t that just the perfect manicure?
A spa manicure is a lot more than just a regular manicure which explains why it is a hit with the millennials.
This manicure lasts longer as it includes an aromatic salt scrub, an oil massage and a hydrating mask on the hands and around the nails.
Soak-off gel manicure
Soak-off manicures involve painting on the soak-off gel polish, which means each layer is cured with the UV light before adding another layer.
These gels offer a wide variety of colours to choose from, dry off in minutes and stay put on your nails for a good 2-3 weeks.
Paraffin wax manicure
This one is popular with the millennials as it is a sure-fire stress buster. The paraffin wax manicure needs you to soak your hands (palm, up to the wrist) in lukewarm liquid wax for a while and then wrap them in fresh towels.
If that didn’t sound therapeutic enough, the regular manicure follows and the emollients and lotions drive moisture deeper into your skin.
The Brazillian manicure is focused on the cuticles and thus it includes removal of the cuticle to expose the nail bed. This is done using a special Brazilian clipper. The polish is not just applied onto the nail, but also on the surrounding skin to make sure the edges are covered. The excess is later wiped off.
As millennials are lazy AF, shellac manicures are their go-to option if they want to give their nails a little extra something something without having to keep touching up any chips or breaks. A combination of both gel and normal nail polish, shellac is known for its durability and the way it reduces the possibility of chipping. If you’re someone that doesn’t like to go too crazy with their nails, a shellac manicure is definitely for you.
If you’re just way ahead of the game and feel that shellac, Brazilian and French manicures are a thing of the past for you; you have the 3D manicure to take your nail game to the next level. You start by placing acrylic onto some fake nails and then painting them the colour of your choice, after this you stick them onto your natural nails and begin applying little accessories to create a beautiful design. If you’re feeling extra blingy, you can add some rhinestones onto your nails, or maybe opt for pearls or petals if you’re looking for something more girly.
Calling all perfectionists! This is the perfect manicure for you. Composed of liquid monomer and powder polymer, acrylic nails work by forming a hard layer over your own nails. It basically acts as a base for your actual nail polish, ensuring that it is applied as smoothly as possible. It’s easily fixable, long lasting, and can be removed almost instantly. What more could you possibly want in a manicure?
For all you lazy-ass, fuss free girls out there, a basic manicure is the way to go. All you receive is a standard nail makeover – your nails are filed, shaped, your cuticles are cleaned, you get a quick hand massage, and lastly you get your nails painted with the colour of your choice. Simple, and great if you’re pressed for time.
Hot stone manicure
If you’ve been typing furiously at your computer for the past week or have been playing way too much sport lately, a hot stone manicure will relieve you of all of your hand troubles. In addition to your basic manicure, you receive a massage that involves using hot stones to provide you with a multitude of benefits. Hot stones are great for expelling any tension in your hand muscle, and overall, help you to de-stress and relax at the end of a super tough week.
For those millennials that find that a metallic nail polish does not express their inner bling well enough, a mirror manicure is what they tend to go for. It involves applying some black nail polish as a base onto the nails, placing a clear top coat over this, and then adding some mirror powder, which is basically a powder to help you achieve a chrome-y reflective look. Lastly, what you do is add a final top coat to just to get that mirrored look on your nails looking so real, you can see your own face in them.
Reverse French manicure
For millennials that are always looking to try something new, the reverse French manicure is a great option. So, if you ARE feeling extra funky today, why not try this out? After your nails receive a trim, file and your cuticles are dealt with, a reverse French manicure involves placing a lighter colour onto the entire base of your nails, and then repainting it with a darker colour, thus leaving the part that is closes to the cuticle free of this dark shade. You can get this look at your local nail salon, but it is also quite easy to DIY if you’re looking to get creative.