It’s like something every woman wants to try these days; a not so old trend is mostly welcomed by all kind of women.

 

Women these days are really particular about their appearance, be it their dresses, hair, makeup and what not, everything should be perfect. One of the latest addition is nail art and nail extensions.

We can make our nails look pretty with a creative mind and few tools. Our nails are a blank canvas that can be decorated to create patterns or even themes. In this art, nails are painted with different styles like flowers, figures etc. with different shades.

The different shapes, patterns and smooth texture give a very attractive look to a female’s hand. And the cherry on the top is that the skin color of your hand doesn’t have to be fair.

HISTORY:

Nail care industry started quite early but it became popular only in 2012with the invention of modern nail colors.

Some of the earliest documented use of nail art came from ancient china where the female used enamel to paint their nails.

In India, the origin of nail art started early where ladies applied henna on their nails in order to give it a decorative look, where as some applied for religious purpose.

MODERN NAIL ART

The nail art became popular among females in 19th century its importance however increased with time.

Nail art is also a way to create its own identity through fashion, using different shapes and colors. It has become a way in which a woman represents her personality.

In today’s time nail art and extensions are created on different themes and festivals like Halloween, comic cons, and many more.

In some cultures, nail art can be tied to the concept of femininity and the sense of belonging in a group.

      

 

TECHNIQUES:

Nail art can be done on original or artificial nails. This includes following steps:

  • Application of fake nail or fashion nails with nail glue is done

 

  • after this the correct shape is chosen.

 

    • Acrylic is applied directly to the nails to join the artificial nails with real ones it is then dried in the light heater.
      • After this a coat of nail gel is applied and soon after this nail color is applied, it can be gel nail paint or different nail arts.

       

      • After drying a top coat is applied to give it a finishing touch and locking the color.

 

The art of painting the nails and applying extension is really fascinating and it lasts for good 15-20 days.

 

This trend is followed by all most all kind of age groups these days no matter if you are a housewife or a working lady it’s a vogue.

 

So ladies who have just been giving it a thought, go ahead and try this, at least, try this once and admire your beautiful hands. Trust me on this, you will fall in love with your hands.

I know I do.

 

 

 

 

 

        

An avid reader and writer, traveller,  loves to bake, foodie and fashion enthusiast.

Written by

Kishita Gandhi

An avid reader and writer, traveller,  loves to bake, foodie and fashion enthusiast.