What to expect from nail art?
After arriving at your local beauty salon or nail bar, you’ll be shown a series of designs to choose from. Alternatively, you can ask for a customised look - it’s up to you! Your nail technician will start by removing any old polish from your nails, before trimming, filing and shaping them for neatness. For the best results, it’s worth noting that technicians prefer your nails to not be too short. You want to have some room to show off your nail art, after all. They’ll then apply a clear base coat to your nails to protect them from any damage, as well as providing longevity and a strong base for the next layer. Once your base is all dry, the fun begins. Once your nails are dry and looking fabulous, your technician will add a final top layer coat for added protection. You may also be asked to put your nails in a cold bowl of water to help prevent smudging and easy damage. It’s quick, hassle-free and in minutes you’ll be good to go. Result!
Perhaps your look will be adorned with glitter, contrasting tips or even jewels or crystals. Whatever your preference, your technician will use intricate techniques to achieve the desired effect.
Unlike other nail treatments, you can keep coming back for more and never repeat the same look twice.
In recent years, nail art has grown tenfold in popularity and you’ll be amazed by just how creative it can be. The possibilities are endless. And, unlike other nail treatments, you can keep coming back for more and never repeat the same look twice.
Some nail art ideas
The options with nail art is endless, but just to give you a feel of what the possibilities are, here are some ideas:
- Dots (polka dots!)
- Prints (hello, animal print)
- 3D nail art (handpainted or airbrushed!)
- Geometric figures
- Crystals and jewels
Is it for me?
Your choice of design doesn’t have to be vibrant or out there if you don’t want it to. Nail art can also be a healthy and long-lasting alternative to traditional nail treatments. If you opt for a classic look, you can complement your outfits from desk to drinks. You may be busy, but that doesn’t mean your nails have to be boring. Treat yourself to some manicure magic in the form of a nail art treatment.