# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Cosmetology I (2-year Program) Task 2042873535

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Perform basic manicure.

Definition

Performance should include

  • examining client's skin and hands for abrasions, disorders, and diseases
  • suggesting medical treatment, if necessary
  • removing polish, if necessary
  • shaping nails
  • softening cuticles in finger bowl
  • drying fingers with towel
  • applying cuticle remover
  • loosening cuticle with orangewood stick covered with cotton
  • cleaning under free edge with orangewood stick
  • removing excess dead skin, if necessary
  • applying nail whitener under free edge, if necessary
  • applying cuticle oil or cream and massage into cuticles
  • removing excess oil from nail bed
  • applying base coat to nails
  • applying nail color to nails
  • removing excess polish from around the cuticle area
  • applying topcoat to nails
  • applying hand lotion to hands, using massage techniques
  • sanitizing and disinfecting implements and work area.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it necessary to analyze the hands and nails?
  • What are the five nail shapes?
  • What are the differences between a
    • Why is it necessary to analyze the hands and nails?
    • What are the five nail shapes?
    • What are the differences between a basic manicure and a specialty service manicure?
    • What is the purpose of massaging the hands?
    basic manicure and a specialty service manicure?
  • What is the purpose of massaging the hands?