A waterless manicure service does not require the client to soak her hands in water at any point; thought by some to enhance adhesion of nail polish and to be better for nails, which can absorb water; cleaning is done with implements and solutions rather than by soaking.
February 1, 2010
Bonnie Rios of Rio Rancho, N.M., shows how she does her waterless pedicure using CND’s Almond SpaManicure System.
November 1, 1997
Some nail technicians have abandoned their soaking bowls in favor of heating pads and mitts used in conjunction with warmed lotions, oils, or other “treatment” products. They claim that these types of products do not alter the shape of the nails and offer more moisturizing benefits.