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"Russian Manicures" Are Taking Over — Here's Everything You Need To Know

The beauty side of TikTok loves a manicure trend. The one that's causing quite a stir in the beauty community is one that has been around for quite some time but spoken about on the hush. The "Russian Manicure" has entered the chat. Coming in at a whopping 1 Billion views, #RussianManicures is proof that this trend has been making its rounds.

What is a "Russian Manicure?"

The Russian manicure, frequently referred to as a 'dry manicure,' is a nail care technique that significantly emphasizes cuticle maintenance. It's a process that typically takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, making it a commitment of time but one that many find worth the investment for its results.

During a "Russian Manicure," the nail technician uses an electric filer during the procedure to give a clear picture. The purpose of this is to reveal and subsequently eliminate the eponychium. For those unfamiliar with the term eponychium, it is the thickened skin layer found at the base of both fingernails and toenails.

What makes the "Russian Manicure" So Controversial?

There's often a back and forth with any manicure when cutting the cuticle comes into play. The "Russian Manicure" does make it easier for bacteria to enter the body, causing infection, but this risk is only an issue when done with tools that haven't been sterilized.

Is The "Russian Manicure" Dangerous?

Like most trends, you must research before trying them out. The 'Russian Manicure" trend only becomes dangerous when done by the wrong/unskilled hands.

How Long Does A "Russian Manicure" Last?

What draws people into this trend is the longevity. A 'Russian Manicure" can last up to a month — which is perfect in this economy.