Wood vs. Metal Manicure Sticks Both wooden manicure sticks and metal tools can be used in manicures and pedicures to work on cuticles. Metal manicure sticks tend to have one flat end that is largely used to push the cutical back. Wooden manicure sticks have one flat end and one pointed end. The flat end is used to push back
Orange wood sticks "Orange wood sticks" is another name for wooden manicure sticks. Originally, the sticks were made out of orange wood. Like other manicure sticks, they are tapered at one end and used to push cuticles back. The advantage of these are that they are disposable and, so, are safer to use than metal sticks that are reused.