After getting a manicure, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your nails are protected and their color lasts:

1. Wait for your nails to dry completely: Make sure your nails are completely dry before you continue with your activity. This can take about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the type of nail polish and application technique.

2. Apply nail oil: Once your nails are completely dry, apply a layer of nail oil to keep your nails soft and protect against dryness and breakage.

3. Avoid contact with water: Avoid contact with water for at least 2-3 hours after a manicure to ensure that the nail polish is completely dry and set.

4. Avoid contact with hard objects: Avoid contact with hard objects or strong liquids after manicure to avoid scratching or peeling nail polish.

5. Reapply topcoat: If you use gel nail polish, you may want to reapply a topcoat every few weeks to protect the color and keep your nails looking clean and lasting.

6. Protect your nails when working: When performing activities that require contact with water or chemicals, make sure you wear gloves to protect your nails.

These steps will help keep your nails looking good and the color lasting long after your manicure. At the same time, make sure you care for and protect your nails to maintain their health and beauty.