How to prep for the perfect manicure
An amazing manicure doesn’t start and stop with the perfect colour. To get the most flawless fingers, it all comes down to the prep and finish. Sally Hansen is the #1 Nail Treatment Brand in Australia* and has products for creating the perfect mani. To see exactly how it’s done, watch the video above or check out the step-by-step below.
Step #1 Strengthen your nails
Before you even begin to think about colour, you need to make sure your nails are strong and healthy – and you can do this by applying Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardener.
bh tip: Do your nails tend to break easily? Use this product five to seven days beforehand to strengthen them right up and prevent splitting and peeling.
Step #2 Repair your cuticles
There’s nothing like unkempt cuticles to bring down a perfect manicure. To ensure your cuticles are hydrated and smooth, dab a little Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab onto the tip of each finger, massaging it in as you go. Allow it to absorb completely before moving on to coloured polish. If your cuticles are already quite dry and ragged, you can restore them by applying this daily in the week before your mani and every day afterwards for the best results.
Step #3 Paint on your colour
Now it’s time for the fun part: the paint! We used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in All Fired Up.
Step #4 Gel finish
On top, we brushed on Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat to make the nail colour look really shiny - just like a gel manicure.
Step #5 Prevent smudging
To finish off, apply a drop or two of the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops to each nail. This will prevent them from smudging and after just 60 seconds, you can touch things and admire your finished mani.
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Have you tried any of the Sally Hansen nail products mentioned? Did you know nail prep was so important?