In Russia, they are quite reverent about nail care - this is a fact. It is strange that Japanese manicure has not become widespread in our country. Yes, it is not very easy to perform, but it has several obvious advantages, so we are not averse to practicing it more often. Maybe you too?

What is a Japanese manicure?

Japanese manicure is a nail care technology that has already been mastered far beyond the Land of the Rising Sun. What to hide - you can sign up for a procedure with this name in many Russian salons. Sometimes, permanent nail polishing, biomanicure, and sealing of the nail plate are passed off as Japanese manicures.However, closer to the point. Time to get clear.

The main difference from the techniques we are used to is how the Japanese manicure procedure is done. First, no tongs or scissors!

Japanese manicure technique involves the use of only natural materials.

Secondly, you should not count on a bright coating ( although a deviation from this rule is possible, and there are even special gels for Japanese manicure on sale), and even more so on drawings or other nail decorations - Japanese manicure , as you can see in the photo, it looks very natural and, admittedly, noble.

The foundation of the basics is the focus on nail he alth. If in our latitudes, with the help of a bright coating, their imperfections are often hidden, and the same gel is often chosen to make a weak nail plate look stronger, then in Japan they strive to ensure that the nails themselves are beautiful and he althy.

To do this, the master assesses their condition and aims for "treatment" if necessary. Agree, this approach is worthy of respect.

By the way, adherents of Japanese manicure prefer to use cosmetic products marked "eco" . As a rule, in the arsenal of the master there is rice milk, beeswax and other pleasant products: it is important that after the procedure you have the impression that you have been to a nail spa.

“This is a manicure that gently restores the cuticle. During the procedure, firming natural compounds are rubbed into it,” explains Maria Nevskaya, dermatovenereologist, cosmetologist, trichologist, certified trainer in injections, peels and cosmeceuticals.

Pros of Japanese manicure

The main advantage of Japanese manicure is easy to figure out from the before and after photos. Nails after the procedure remain natural, but look he althier and brighter.

There are also benefits that are invisible at first glance.

  • The cuticle is not injured during the procedure, as during a trimmed manicure. We know that if you ask the master to remove the cuticle on the nail plate at least once, then it is difficult to refuse the temptation to do it again.

  • During the procedure, tools of exclusively natural origin are used: orange wood sticks for working with cuticles, ceramic files and calfskin buffs. The latter are needed for the so-called sealing of the nail, that is, even the polishing of the plate is carried out in a special way.

  • Care in Japanese manicure is in the first place (he alth problems of the nail plate are not masked, but solved), and over time there is a chance to improve the condition of the nails, if, of course, you get to a good and experienced master.

  • This procedure involves taking care not only of the nails, but also of the skin of the hands up to the elbows. The master conducts a special massage (preferably using the Japanese Atsui technique), which improves blood circulation in this area and contributes to the optimal perception of moisturizing and nourishing products. After all, even a perfect manicure will not make the proper impression if you have dry skin.

The disadvantages of the procedure are not so obvious and, rather, even relative. For example, for those who are accustomed to trimmed manicure, it will be unusual to “admire” the cuticle, which, albeit professionally, was only pushed back. In addition, you will have to temporarily forget about bright manicure and gel coatings, with which many went for two or even three weeks. But those who have passed these "tests" are satisfied with the Japanese technique and its results.

Varieties of Japanese manicure

There are two variants of Japanese manicure: Masura (masura) and P-Shine (pishine). The main difference is that with Masura, the master first massages with an emphasis on the cuticle using oil, while P-Shine implies a stage with a bath.

How to do Japanese manicure: technologies and steps

Many people are ready to do Japanese manicure at home, so we suggest step by step to analyze the procedure and tell you exactly what you need to complete it.

Plan your time in advance: everything about everything will take at least an hour. And it's not just a multi-stage thing. During a Japanese manicure, it is important to relax and enjoy the process.

So, for the procedure you will need:

  • bath if you choose P-Shine manicure;

  • mineral polishing powder;

  • beeswax paste;

  • cuticle softener;

  • orange sticks;

  • moisturizing and nourishing oil;

  • special fixing serum;

  • kichin-block or buff made of calfskin.

And now let's describe step by step how to do Japanese manicure.

  1. First, disinfect your nails and hands. Then start shaping. She can be anyone, although it is obvious that long nails a la claws will be out of place here. At this stage, it is better to use a ceramic file, which can be used to adjust the shape and slightly file the cuticle, although some use a wooden-based file.

  2. Apply cuticle softener. It is important that it contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing ingredients. Wait for the required time (it is indicated in the instructions for the product) and gently move the skin with an orange stick (in professional circles it is called tachibana).

  3. The next step is rubbing. Doing a Japanese manicure at home, it will not be so difficult to cope with this. Take mineral paste - without it, the Japanese manicure procedure is impossible. In a good way, it should have antifungal and protective properties and take care of nails. You need to rub the product not with your hands, but with a special device in the shape of a crescent, which is called "kichin-block" or "kichin" . You should achieve a glitter effect on your nails.

  4. Powder and wax may seem incompatible concepts, and yet the product with these components also needs to be rubbed into the nail.The actions are the same as in paragraph number 3, only the kitchin block for this product should be separate. If you see that the shine becomes more obvious, then you are on the right track.

  5. When you decide to go for a Japanese manicure, it is important to get a nail serum that contains nutrients. It can look like a healing coating, and you need to apply it in one or two layers. Experts consider this stage optional, and in the absence of problems with nails (brittleness and dryness), the serum is not vital.

  6. We are at the finish line. Let's move on to moisturizing the cuticles. Apply a sufficient amount of special oil to this area, and then carefully rub it in with massage movements. At the end of the procedure, spread a pleasant moisturizer or milk over your hands. Ready! The procedure can be repeated after 2-3 weeks. With regular practice, Japanese eco-manicure will help to noticeably improve the condition of the nails - with each procedure they will look better.

There are no special contraindications to the procedure, except for individual intolerance to specific cosmetics. But if you have any doubts, you should consult a doctor.

Japanese manicure: before and after photos

And what do those who have already tried this procedure on themselves say? We offer a look at the photo results of Japanese manicure.

These nails are beautiful and uncoated. That's what competent care means!

Here, of course, we see an intermediate stage, but the second photo inspires us to abandon bright red and join the squad of connoisseurs of naturalness.

Agree, this effect encourages you to switch to Japanese manicure right from tomorrow.

The nails seem to have a beautiful nude finish, but they are most likely only serum.

You can, of course, read a hundred times how a Japanese manicure is done (and in this case also a pedicure), but it's better to see the result once.

This example proves that those who are faced with dry and brittle nails (especially in the autumn-winter period) should really try the spa manicure, which was invented in Japan.

Yes, if you start scrolling, the photo is not for the faint of heart, but it's clear!

Are these exactly the same nails? It seems so, but the result is simply stunning, agree.

We would remove the length in this case, but it should be noted that in the photo after the nails began to look much neater.

Here we don't have a photo before, but there is a video result. Curious!

Answering questions

What does Japanese manicure mean, hopefully now it's more or less clear. Answering the questions that remain.

How long does a Japanese manicure last?

It depends on many factors: what kind of lifestyle you lead, whether you use cuticle oil on a daily basis, whether you wash dishes with gloves.. But in general, the result lasts 2-3 weeks, like with a classic manicure. There is, of course, an indisputable plus: if for one reason or another you put off going to the salon, you won’t have to shamefully hide your fingers with overgrown varnish (it simply won’t be on your nails).

How often should I get a Japanese manicure?

It all depends on your ideas of beauty. Some run to the master when the first burr appears, others believe that it is enough to visit the salon once a month, and still others correct the manicure at home.Focus on your feelings, but in general, Japanese manicure does not differ much in this respect from the same European one.


Japanese manicure at home will turn out worse than in the salon?

Depends on at least two factors: on how you do your manicure, and on how the master does it in the salon. In our opinion, Japanese manicure is quite simple to perform. You just need to get the right accessories and tools. The most difficult thing, in our opinion, is to achieve the desired shape of the nails. Well, it’s somewhat problematic to give yourself a relaxing massage on your own.

What is the best Japanese manicure technique?

If you like to steam your nails before the procedure and your cuticle becomes more pliable in this case, choose P-Shine. We prefer the anhydrous version of Masura. In our opinion, it is the most hygienic and less hassle.


Biomanicure, ecomanicure, Japanese manicure I'm confused! Are they synonyms?

Not really. Biomanicure is close to Japanese technology in its philosophy: the same natural ingredients, the same emphasis on nail he alth. But still, these are different methods, both in terms of implementation and in terms of the composition of the necessary funds. And both methods can be called eco-manicure, if you follow the protocol of eco-rules.