How we pick our products
Manicure sets offer you the possibility to perform a professional manicure, i.e. nail care, directly at home or even while travelling. Unlike the purchase of individual tools, a manicure set offers you the most important instruments, usually delivered in a beautiful case, so that you have everything in order.
With our manicure set test 2022 we want to help you find the perfect manicure set for you and your nails and hands. Whether electric or manual, for travel or the whole family, we show you various manicure sets that are perfectly suited to your field of application.
- 1 Summary
- 2 The Best Manicure Set: Our Picks
- 3 Manicure sets: buying and evaluation criteria
- 4 Manicure sets: Frequently asked questions and answers
- 5 Conclusion
- Manicure sets allow you to perform a professional manicure/pedicure from home. They contain the most important tools you need for a manicure / pedicure in a very compact form.
- Basically, a distinction is made between a manual and an electric manicure set. A distinction is made between any number of tools and ultimately also the price.
- Manual manicure sets are particularly suitable for treating natural nails. Electric manicure sets are more suited to pedicures and the treatment of artificial nails such as gel nails.
The Best Manicure Set: Our Picks
Manicure sets: buying and evaluation criteria
You want to know which criteria you can use as a guide when buying a manicure set?
We have listed the most important criteria briefly and concisely below:
You can find out exactly what this means in the following section.
Scope of delivery
Manicure sets can consist of various components / tools. Therefore, it is important that you know exactly what you need a manicure set for before you buy it.
A manual manicure set should definitely contain the following basic tools:
- Nail scissors
- Nail file
When buying an electric manicure set, make sure that it includes the following:
- Sapphire disc (fine),
- Sapphire disc (coarse),
- Sapphire corneal polisher,
- Sapphire cone,
- Felt cone,
- Cylinder cutter
- Flame cutter
So you can see that the two manicure sets differ in the components and you have to pay attention to different things.
Material of the tools
Just as the scope of delivery of a manicure set can be different, the instruments can be made of different materials. However, make sure that the material is rustproof and durable.
For electric sets, the attachments can be made of surgical steel, sapphire, ceramic or diamond.
For a manual set, a distinction is made between stainless steel, sapphire and diamond.
Generally, a distinction is made between an electric and a manual manicure set.
The manual manicure set is suitable for everyone who wants to perfect their natural nail shape. That means no matter what gender or age. The electric manicure set is mainly suitable for working on artificial nails. However, it can also be used for an intensive pedicure.
However, one thing is the same for both, the different tools are used for different treatments. In our later FAQ, we will answer the question of what should be used for what.
Volume of an electric manicure set
So you should make sure that there are no unpleasant noises during use.
Then even a pedicure from home is no longer fun.
Especially when buying an electric manicure set, it is important to consider the noise level of the device when making a purchase decision. After all, who wants to perform a manicure/pedicure with the volume of a hoover?
Manicure sets: Frequently asked questions and answers
What is a manicure set?
To perform a professional manicure from home, a manicure set is recommended. Especially nowadays, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to perform a manicure from home.
A set contains the important tools you need to perform a manicure/pedicure. Basically, a manicure set contains nail scissors and a nail file. However, the following tools can also be practical and helpful for a professional manicure/pedicure.
- Nail stick
- Nail clippers
- Nail nippers
- Cuticle scissors
Whether a nail set contains more or fewer instruments, however, says nothing about the quality of the set. The important thing is that it contains all the utensils you need for your nails.
What types of manicure sets are there?
|Electric manicure set||Suitable for artificial nails, Use is not limited to manicure and pedicure||Injuries can occur more quickly, A certain amount of practice is required, Power supply must be ensured|
|Manual manicure set||Easy to use for everyone, Easy to clean, No other tools required, Small and handy, Solid and stable, Durable, No power source required||Not suitable for all nails and beginners|
So make clear what you want to use the set for and then make the purchase decision between the two alternatives mentioned above.
How much does a manicure set cost?
- Electric manicure set: approx. 30 to 60 Euro
- Manual manicure set: approx. 5 to 40 Euro
Of course, there are also cheaper or more expensive manicure sets. The above table only gives you a rough guide that you can follow.
What are the alternatives to a manicure set?
|Nail scissors||Removal of excess nail|
|Cuticle scissors||Finer than nail scissors, removal of dead skin|
|Nail clippers||Removal of excess nail|
|Tweezers||Removal of spikes or splinters|
|Nail file||For filing the nail|
So you have to decide if you need a whole set or if individual components are enough for you. The nice thing is that the manicure sets we present to you in this guide all come in a case, so you don’t have to buy a separate bag.
Which attachment is used for what in an electric manicure set?
|Corundum bit cylinder||for roughening the nail plate, filing the tip transition|
|Diamond bit ball||for removing the cuticle|
|Diamond bit cylinder||for roughening the nail plate, filing the tip transition|
|Diamond bit small pointed cone||for removing the cuticle|
|Mandrel with grinding caps||for removing the gel / nail polish|
How do I disinfect my manicure set?
Then wash with a disinfectant wipe or spray. Make sure that the components are dried afterwards so that no rust can develop.
With the help of a manicure set, you can comfortably perform a good and professional manicure and even pedicure at home or on the road. When buying a manicure set, you can choose between an electric and a manual one. It is important that you know what you want to use it for.
Manual manicure sets are more suitable for beginners, men or children or women who want to keep their nails very natural. Electric manicure sets, on the other hand, are not only better suited for pedicures, but also for the treatment of artificial nails or shellac.
Once you have decided on a manicure set, it usually offers you many options for well-groomed hands and feet.
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