By Meredith Moody. Winter Nail. Published at Tuesday, October 06th, 2020 - 00:41:47 AM.
History of Nail Art The practice of nail decoration has existed for the last 5000 years and can be traced to the people of India who embellished their nails with henna. Now fast forward to 1932 when the French company Revlon released its first nail polish. It was available in a wide variety of shades and used pigments instead of dyes. Since the 1930s nail art as come a long way. The technique of airbrushing nails is still relatively new. It includes an airbrushing machine designed to perform manicure nail art which works with a compressor to create innovative and elegant patterns and designs on the nails.
Nail art is also greatly used for bridal purposes. Specially designed nails are a luxury and if you can spend a little extra you might even get real diamonds in your nails too. As the wings of creativity expand newer supplies and more intricate things are used by the nail artists. Sky is the limit to your imagination as far as nail art is concerned. It is truly an art and it involves a lot of concentration and creativity which adds more zing to your nails.
Nails art designs can be created using different methods. Novices mostly prefer to create their designs by copying them from nail art books or seeing them on the Internet. One can also learn nail arts through courses offered by some professional nail salons. However even if you possess minimal artistic capability you can create simple easy floral designs or geometric shapes which do not require high end training.
1) Nail polish The essentials are: a base coat (to prevent nail discolouration and allow your nail polish to glide on smoothly) nail polish and a top coat (to ensure your manicure lasts for more than a day). I like to use a quick drying top coat cos that saves oodles of time and is so convenient to use but its also good to have a normal top coat or clear polish in hand for certain more complex nail designs.
HOW TO USE: Find a plastic sheet and drop a few blobs of nail polish onto it. I like to use name cards that are hard and feel a bit plasticky for this cos theyre small and disposable. Dip the round nib of your dotter into the polish. Try doing a few dots on the sheet/name card till you get the right size and consistency that you want. Do the same onto the surface of your nail. Be careful not to use too much pressure that may cause the dots to look deformed. Remember to clean them after use and dry thoroughly. These tools are made of metal and susceptible to rusting.
Fancy manicures with colorful designs has gotten to be a hot topic and very trendy these days. And there are a few basic nail art supplies that even a beginner should have on hand. It used to be you would simply put on a coat of nail polish and head out the door. Even professional manicurists didnt get too heavily into intricate designs. But today nail art really is an art where your nails are tiny little canvases on which you can create designs to express yourself any way you want.
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