The DIY Manicure
Get Beautifully Manicured Nails at Home
Step 2 : Clip
Cut nails straight across with a nail clipper or scissor. Be careful not to cut below the fingertip as it may cause sensitivity or ingrown nails.
Step 3 : Shape and Smooth
File sharp corners and edges with our Premium Emery Boards. Begin with the rough side of the file to shape nails and then smooth and seal nail edges with the finer grit side. File in one direction instead of sawing back and forth to avoid splitting of nails. Most experts agree that the healthiest and most flattering nail shape is square with slightly rounded corners.
Step 5 : Snip
Remove hangnails and dead skin around the nail with a cuticle nipper. Do not cut live skin.
Step 6 : Finish
Take your Tweezerman expert manicure tools with you to the nail salon for hygiene.
Clean nails with alessandro NailSpa Nail Polish Remover and a Q-tip to remove any oil or cream. Smooth, buff and shine surface of nails with our 4 Way Nail Buffer, apply base coat and polish if desired. Our sister brand, alessandro, has 99 colors to choose from ranging from brights to creams to neutrals! Follow up with alessandro Top Coat for long-lasting and shiny manicure.
You can get professional results at home with Tweezerman manicure tools. Our nippers are skillfully crafted in surgical quality stainless steel, to be especially durable and easy to clean. The blades are super sharp to cut hangnails and dead skin precisely without pulling or tearing. Our multi-surface files and buffers shape and shine nails beautifully, easily and quickly.
Should I Cut My Cuticles?
We do not recommend cutting live, healthy cuticle tissue. Instead, ease back cuticles with our Pushy cuticle pusher that is designed especially not to scratch the nail. If excess cuticles build up is rough and visibly in need of removal, use one of our precision cuticle care tools to trim the dead cuticle tissue.
Give Nails a Natural Looking Shine Without Polish
The Shape and Shine Nail Tool is designed to shape and shine your nails to a beautiful finish without polish. It is popular with both men and women for "at home" manicures since it is a multi-purpose tool with different sides to file, smooth and buff your nails to a natural, healthy looking shine.