What Are Common Manicurist Supplies?

by Nail Schools on September 8, 2012

When you go to get your nails done at the salon, there are some supplies you expect to see on your nail tech’s table every time. It is almost like you can walk into any salon and expect that your nail tech will have a fingerbath, wash cloth, nail clippers and fresh acrylic nails ready to go for your appointment. Seeing these common manicurist supplies gives you the sense that your manicurist is adhering to salon regulations and makes you feel more comfortable at your appointment. When you are at your nail appointment, here is a list of other manicurist supplies that you can expect to see:

  • Hand Towels: Every manicurist should have a set of fresh hand towels for your appointment. Hand towels are used to exfoliate the skin on your hands and cleanse them before beginning your manicure appointment.
  • Fingerbath: This tool usually is just a small dish for cleansing fingers. After a manicurist buffs your nails, he or she will likely have you dip your nails in the fingerbath to prepare them for the manicure.
  • Nail Polish Remover: If you have sensitive skin on your hands, then you should check to make sure that your manicurist is using a non-acetone nail polish remover on your nails. Otherwise, the manicurist will likely use a nail polish remover with an acetone base to remove polish from your nails.
  • Nail Clippers: Nail clippers help a manicurist to give your nails a trim before applying a new coat of polish or acrylic nails.
  • Cotton Balls: You can usually find a nice stack of cotton balls at any manicurist’s station. A stack of cotton balls will help your manicurist take polish off of your nails at a faster pace.
  • Nail File: The manicurist will use the nail file to give your nails the perfect square shape.
  • Hand Cream: After a manicurist gives you a manicure, he or she may ask whether you want a hand massage. The hand cream that manicurists use usually has aloe vera within it to make your hands soft.
  • Nail Polish: Your manicurist will usually offer you a wide selection of nail polish colors to choose for your manicure. You may want to search for a salon that has a selection of colors that you like.

These are the most common supplies that you can expect to see at any manicurist’s station. Always check to make sure that your manicurist is using fresh supplies for every appointment!

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