In the past, you could do a manicure or pedicure, multi-layer nail polish and/or henna. However, that is not the case now. Nowadays, the art that one can show on one’s nails is limited only by the imagination. In other words, nails have become a large canvas on which one can express creativity in any possible way, from the wide range of options available. People are now trying to match their nails with the colors of the season or the colors of their outfits. Nail art is in vogue these days everywhere and a must-have everywhere – schools and colleges, offices, weddings, parties or just for a night out with friends. Modern nail art is believed to have originated in Japan. World famous nail artists like Eriko Kurosaki, Junco Ogava and Michiko Matsushita are all Japanese. In ancient India, nail art in the form of henna designs was very popular. Some Indian tribes are also very famous for their unique nail decorations. Nail art has become very popular around the world over the past decade. Whether on the toe of one hand or one foot, nail art has become a fashion statement. Simple nail art can be done at home. There are several manicure studios that have sprung up around the world you can visit for more professional and elaborate designs.
Below are some types of nail art:
- Putting decoration items on nails:
Some people are known to decorate their nails using different types of decorations. These decorations can be sequins, beads, feathers, stones, or flowers and are glued to the nail surface. Precious or semi-precious ornaments can be used. Small stickers are also available that can be used creatively to create an attractive design on the nails. Nail art can also be a combination of paint and various decorations. Paint and paste, paint and sparkle, paint and stone are some of the more common combinations.
2. Nail painting:
The nail polish application process is elaborate and gives the best results when done by a skilled nail technician. First, the nails are cleaned and the dead skin and cuticles around the nails are removed. Then a base coat of paint is applied over them, usually white, to make sure the design looks good. In some cases, if you want to look natural, you don’t need to paint the base. The top is coated with an activated gloss finish to ensure the design dries quickly. Finally, the desired texture is painted on the nail. Bright colors like silver, gold, red, blue, green and black are better than lighter colors. Digital nail art is the latest innovation in nail art. It makes it possible to precisely reproduce on the nails any kind of image that the client wants. As part of this process, the design is scanned into the computer. After applying the activator layer on the nail, the customer has to put his hand into the machine, the design will be printed on the customer’s nail so that it is exactly like the original. A clear coat of varnish is applied to the drawing to ensure considerable longevity.
3. Acrylic Nails:
Using acrylic nails is a perfect way to make your nails look longer and more beautiful. Artificial nails made of acrylic material are glued to a person’s natural nails, making them look longer. These nails can be smoothed and applied with a brush, giving them an extremely natural look. Acrylic nails conceal imperfections on the wearer’s natural nails. Even if a person has chipped nails, the truth can be hidden by using acrylic nails. Modern acrylic nails are quite safe and convenient to use in everyday life.
4. Nail Piercing:
Nail piercing is a very popular form of nail art these days. It refers to the act of piercing a fingernail, in the same way as piercing any other part of the body and wearing jewelry there. Usually, small rings and other small jewelry are preferred for nail piercing. Nowadays, wearing ghungroos is popular in India.
There is no doubt that the preference and prevalence of nail art are increasing rapidly across the world. Despite the growing popularity of nail art as a form of artistic expression, it remains the preserve of women. It did not become popular with men. Nail art is not limited to stylish teenagers and students but is increasingly preferred by middle-aged women. Working women love to paint their nails in stylish colors and patterns.
Before doing nails, it is necessary to choose a reputable nail salon and nail technician to ensure that the process is completely hygienic and safe. It is also necessary to check that all paints, decorations and jewelry used comply with the hygiene and safety standards set forth in the area where the workshop is located. If you take some of these simple precautions carefully, there’s no reason why you can’t have glamorous and fashionable nails, and have fun safe and healthy!