When you think about art the first thing that will most likely come to mind is Nail Art. While this isn’t the only art form, it is obviously the best one. Seriously though, nails are really just small, temporary canvases.
Growing up as a Staten Island Principessa (princess) in the early 2000’s, I spent my weekly allowance getting my tips done. Each time, picking a new airbrush design from the salon’s expansive display, ranging from tropical beach scenes to Playboy Bunnies, delicate flowers to abstract geometric patterns.
My obsession continued to grow with the evolution of the trend. I no longer get airbrush stencils from Nail Technicians. Now, I get conceptual creations from Nail Artists. It’s time to kiss your old French tips goodbye.
If you’re not a hot mess, your manicure can last up to two weeks. Each nail design must be carefully considered. If you have good taste, it will work. If not, stay basic. Start with one color. Maybe explore an accent color on the ring finger. This is not the time or the place to be tacky.
Not only just a creative outlet for self-expression, nail art has become an instrument to do good. A group of students from North Carolina State University are developing a nail polish, which detects the presence of drugs used to rape women. Jerks. It’s by far the most important and artful trend to hit the nail art community in decades.
For more examples of amazing nail art, visit my favorite blog: U DON’T NEED A MAN. U NEED A MANICURE.