Manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands.
The word “manicure” comes from the Latin manus, meaning “hand,” and cura meaning “care”. A manicure can be a treatment for just the hands, just the nails, or both. A standard manicure usually includes filing and shaping of the nails and the application of polish, but there are also speciality manicures. Treatments for hands usually include soaking in a softening substance and application of hand lotion. A similar treatment performed on the feet is called pedicure.
Manicures often include the filing, polishing, and painting of fingernails. A manicure may also include some nail art process the application of artificial nail tips, acrylics or artificial nail gels. Some manicures can include the painting of pictures or designs on the nails or applying small decals or imitation jewels.