Nail ART 101-For clients
Every so often I have a client in the chair that asks me, "Do people really get nail art done?". My first thought to that is, "Are all my clients hermits??". I look over at my coworker and wonder if she knows hers are all gloving up as they leave.....
I know that's not the case but I think when I ask people if they want nail art, they immediately think of the long bright nails on our salon magazine covers with 3D bows and dangling Navy anchors or pearl strands. For example:
January 2014 Nailpro Cover by Max Estrada
That's a lot to take in, and it's not even one the more out there designs we see on our industries magazines and even shows. But that's not all nail art is.
Nail art runs that gamete from crazy sculpted creations like Max Estrada's design on this month's cover of Nailpro Magazine to the simple pink and white French manicure that your sweet Mimi has worn since your mom was little. Most people think of the Frenchie as less done then polish but it is in fact nail art. Some of my favorite nail art manicures are different French designs.
If you are interested in the bolder stuff but hesitant to do your whole hand, find as wild an design as you could wear and do it on one finger or two and match a solid color polish to the other nails. A bold design on the index and ring fingers only is my current favorite format.
If you want something simple start with a single swirl or stripe on all 10 nails. Really simple on 1 nails seems like a safe idea, but usually look like you thought about it and quit.
While writing this I decided I should do a quick little project of my own for the post, on my winter wrecked nails. What do you think? Simple and I loved it because it was quickly done while I was finding images and writing this post.
If your curious at all about having some nail art done, ask you nail tech to show you her designs. If you like her skills, ask her to try a couple ideas, you two come up with, and have them on swatch for you to see next time you come in. I'd be glad to plan ahead so much, so my client leaves in love with her nails and I am sure your girl would too.
*None of these nail art images are from my clients or myself. You will find them in the top 100 images on bing images if you search Nail Art, January 9th 2014.