What Is A Nail Art?
Nail art is a creative way to paint, decorate, enhance, and embellish the nails. It is a type of artwork that can be done on fingernails and toenails, usually after manicures or pedicures. A manicure and a pedicure are beauty treatments that trim, shape and polish the nail. Often these procedures remove the cuticles and soften the skin around the nails.
Fashion And Trends
The nail care industry has been growing like never before ever since the invention of modern nail polish.In 2012, the United States witnessed a surging popularity of nail art, in the same year, a short nail art documentary was released: "NAILgasm". The film explored the growing trend of nail art; from women across the world to high fashion runways. Mostly women, but also men commonly use YouTube Instagram and Pinterest to learn how to do the newest and most interesting designs at home.
In some cultures, nail art can be tied to the concept of femininity and the sense of belonging in a group of females.
Nail art is also a way to create its own identity through fashion, using colors and shapes as a disruption of childhood and entering to the female teen/adult world, also leaving the influence of their parents to create their own selves.
The nail is also part of the puzzle of mounting the gender identity, the nails for teenagers and adult women represent a piece of the symbol of what is a woman and how the woman should present itself. Even though the women use nail art to express their womanliness, the different types of art define as a woman with particular personality, as using French manicure (delicate) or using black nails (aggressive).
Nail Art Equipments
Manicurists start with the same techniques as for the manicure or pedicure:
Acrylics: a chemical mixture of monomer liquid and polymer powder that can be directly applied on the nails or on artificial nails also called nails extensions or enhancements.
Nail gel: a chemical combination similar to acrylics, also known as shellac nails. Manicurist applies several layers on the fingernails or/and toenails and lets it cure under a UV or LED light. When the gel is cured it hardens the nails. Gel is also common in a polish form known as gel polish, and, like other forms of gel, also requires a UV or LED light to cure. The difference between acrylic and gel is that acrylic dries naturally but gel needs UV light to cure. Similarly, where regular nail polish will dry naturally, gel polish will remain tacky until cured by a UV light.
Nail polish/nail varnish: a lacquer applied to finger and toenails to protect or as a base color. Nail manicurists also use a base coat to protect and strengthen nails, as well as preventing the natural nail from yellowing or staining.
Several options are available for decorating nails:
Nail art pens
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