Beginners Guide To Nail Art

Nails can be a great way to express yourself if they’re done properly. There are millions of women out there who realize this and are trying to design their nails in an artistic way which represents who they are. However, most women get these designs professionally done for them because they are rather complicated to do and only a professional stylist can do them correctly. If you are a beginner, then you should first educate yourself on the different nail art options that are out there. Once you know what you want to get done, go to the nearest nail salon and see if they can do it for you.

Different Nail Art Options​

Solid Colors​

solid color nails

As a beginner, you’ll want to start with the simplest form of applying nail art. This means applying solid colors to your nails that give off a certain impression. The average woman will use red polish on all their nails because that is supposed to be the accepted look of professionalism and beauty in our society. But, if you want to be artistic then you should consider using different colors other than red. In fact, many women now are mixing colors by applying a different color to each nail on their hand. They also use two tone colors on the same nail to create an entirely new color altogether. If you apply a clear coat, then you can make the colors on your nails twinkle and shine even more. Once you feel you’re experienced with mixing and matching colors, try cutting your nails by making angular changes to them and then apply the colors afterward.

French Tipped Nails​

Another common form of nail art is French tipped nails. These designs are also rather simple and involve a clear coat on most of the nail along with a polished white line at the end. This French style of nail art is considered to be classy and it is also a preferred look for professional women in the workplace. Professional nail salons may charge a bit extra for the French tipped solution, but you will be happy with the results in the end. Aside from a business look, women also like to get French tipped nails when attending weddings or other types of special occasions.

Long Nails​

Women typically like to have longer nails because they can be more artistic with them. Some women will grow their nails so long that they’ll start to curve at the end. This is the point when women start coloring their nails and giving them a unique look. Long nails are considered to be a form of expression and coloring these long nails will emphasize that expression through its shape and color combination. You might think that having long nails will cause them to break more easily, but that is actually not the case. Officer workers are able to type just fine while having long nails. You just have to know how to place your fingers properly on the keyboard.

Plastic Nails​

For those who want to go a step further with their nail art, you could get plastic nails glued on over your real nails. A plastic nail is typically clear colored and can easily be glued over your real nail. Then, you would just color the plastic nail anyway you want. Some women even put stickers and other design types on their plastic nails to give them a more artistic look.

plastic nails

The best part is that they don’t have to worry about ruining their real nails because they are protected by the plastic nail on top of them. Plastic nails come in so many different shapes and sizes, which means you don’t have to shape your real nails at all. Of course, you should cut down your real nails and file them prior to placing the plastic nail on. That way, none of the colors or other elements you place on the plastic nail will seep onto your real nail.

Graphic Nails​

There are lots of different graphic designs that are available for your nails. With a combination of paints, brushes, and designs, you can really create something graphical on your nails. You would first start with a base coat and then illustrate lines, dots or other designs with your brush. Some women even get writing put on their nails too. If you are good at drawing and illustrating, then you could probably design these graphics yourself. Otherwise, have a professional do it at a salon who specializes in graphic designs for nails.

Cost Associated With Nail Art ​

The cost of putting art on your nails can vary. Since you are a beginner, you’ll probably want to start with the most affordable option. This would involve simply buying a brush and nail polish so you can put the designs on yourself. If you go to a professional nail artist, they’ll charge around $30 to $50. On the upside, they can give you gel-infused solutions which will keep the designs on your nails for up to six months. You might find the price worth it in this case.