33. Nail Art
Nail art is the most versatile and latest fashion statement today. As many other art forms, nail art also requires wild imaginations and creativity. This wild imagination and creativity give way to the plethora of unique and enduring designs and patterns.
Since mankind, women have been decorating themselves with various different ornaments, dresses or painting their nails with henna or juices of barks of trees. With the passage of time and changing scenario of fashion more and more forms of nail decorations came into limelight and since then women are enjoying experimenting their nails. It’s truly been said that beautiful and well-groomed nails reflect one’s inner personality and mood. People have now become possessive and concern about their nail appearance.
Nail decoration has an age-old history, traced back to 3000 B.C. This period witnesses the first nail polish that was originated in China. Various other ingredients like gum Arabic, gelatin, and beeswax were used to create varnishes and lacquers for nail paints. Further, with the advances in science and technology, many other forms of nail art with added quality, finish and beautiful colors came into existence.
The modern age has given way to various nail products to make nails rocking, beautiful and colorful. An array of nail paints with sleek, flashy and trendy shades and a variety of textures and embellishments are flooding the Indian markets today. The Indian fashion market with various artistic, creative and innovative nail accessories has carved a niche n the platform of cosmetology. The available nail accessories range from simple dots, geometric patterns, funky stickers, tattoos, abstracts, to stencil art, French manicure, portraits, Swarovski and endless other options.
Using multitude of designs and patterns, one can jazz up their outfit and add spice to their look. There are many recognized nail technicians who produce the most attractive and glamorous nail designs ranging from nail polish and acrylic nail art to French manicure and toe nail art. Many people also use assorted nail decorations to add glamor and extra appeal to the nails. These include colored acrylic, glitter nails, gels, airbrushed, 3d nails, water marbling, nail stickers, nail jewelry, crushed shells, stencils, and rhinestones.
There are multitudes of nail accessories. The most popular among them are as follows:
o Nail Stripes: To apply these strips gently peel off and lay the stripe across the nail.
o Stars and Dots: These attractive and beautiful accessories are available in the form of nail stickers or nail polish.
o Nail Stickers: To apply one just needs to remove the sticker and place it securely on the nails.
o Water Marbling: This is one of the most demanding art among today’s women. Fill a cup with water and add desired colors of paint to the water, creating a marble design with a toothpick or pin. Then dip nails into the water and after a few minutes remove nails from water and clean off excess polish.
Today, with the blend of various nail accessories, nail decoration have become the most integral part of the fashion industry, attaining a new dimension in the industry.