A manicure is the process of taking care of someone's nails and hands. This can be done through massage, trimming and shaping the nails and cuticles around the finger nails. A manicure course covers basic manicure techniques of nail cutting and filing. Additional topics may be covered to discuss spa manicures, paraffin baths, arm and hand massage, and hot oil manicures. This is a course taught by lecture and applied learning.
A pedicure is the process of taking care of someone's feet through massage and nail shaping. Similar to a manicure course, a pedicure course covers topics in basic pedicure techniques. Specific areas of study include foot massage, spa pedicures, feet wraps and paraffin baths. This is a course taught by lecture and hands-on practice.