What equipment you need for easy nail art.
If you find yourself struggling to do hand-painted nail art, and always feel discouraged when a client wants a set of nails with extreme art, don’t fret. There are many different options that you can use to create an awesome set of nails even if hand painting is not for you. Things like stickers, chrome, rhinestones and glitter are but a few examples.
Nothing makes a set of nails stand out as much as rhinestones. You can get multiple different shapes, sizes and colours. There are also flat-back or whole crystals that you can work into the nails to give it the desired effect. You can create patterns in different shapes and designs. By just practising a bit you can create the most intricate rhinestone patterns that will make the nails pop.
The number of nail stickers on the market is endless. You can get almost any design, character or print on stickers, you just have to know where to look. Nail stickers are quite inexpensive and when placed correctly can make a set of nails come together and look amazing. Stickers can either have sticky backs or can be water transfers.
Chrome is one of my favourite mediums to use. The possibilities are endless. Whether you create a full chrome nail, create an ombre effect with chrome and another colour underneath, blend multiple chrome colours into each other, or create a chrome design by applying chrome and drawing on it with a topcoat, after which you wipe off the excess chrome and is left with a cool looking design.
Stamping is a great way to create designs and patterns that look hand-drawn. If done correctly it looks amazing and will save you a lot of time and resources. You can play around with colours and the number of patterns and designs that you can find on stamping plates is endless. You can create virtually any set you set your mind to.
Glittery confetti shapes
3D nail embelishments
These embellishments are great for creating elegant jewellery-like nails. You can bend them to curve with your nails and encapsulate them, or simply stick them onto the surface of the nails. Use them with glitter to give the illusion of rare stones. Or use them with rhinestones and other embellishments like beads and pearls.
Transfer foils are something that I also love to use. You can get the most amazing designs, patterns, pictures and animal prints. Use it alongside other nail art like striping tape and embellishments. This way you can create amazing looking nails without much effort. They look beautiful and is definitely a must-have for your nail art collection.
Fruit and other nail decorations
Smile line cutters
One stroke flower brushes
Glitter is a must-have for any nail technician. Even if nail art is not your thing you can’s go wrong by adding some bling to your nails. Whether you create full nail designs, ombre effects, glitter colour blending or adding some glitter to a design like a marbled nail. Glitter comes in so many colours, sizes and shapes. You can also create your own crazy blends by mixing different glitters together.
4D jelly bear decorations
These butterflies have caught my attention multiple times now. Not only can they be encapsulated onto the nails but they can also be suck onto the nails with their wings ticking up. This will give your nails such a magical vibe. Mix it up by sticking some of their wings to the nails and letting some of them stick into the air. This will give the illusion of butterflies mid-flight. These designs are also very realistic so it looks like real miniature butterflies on your nails.
Chrome nail flakes
Similarly like with angel paper, these chrome flakes will give a magical effect to your nails. They can be added in clusters but I personally feel they look better when used sparsely. Like with any chrome product the way it displays is determined by the colour of the background. So the flakes will not look the same on lighter nails as they do on black nails.
Nail wraps are similar to nail stickers, except that they fit onto the whole of the nail. You can get almost any character or design on nail wraps. If you want to create easy nails that seem to have a lot of nail art on make use of nail wraps. Just note that the average nail wraps will not be able to fit on extra long nails.
Magnetic galaxy cat eye gel
This gel will create a magical looking set. simply apply some of the gel and use a magnet to create the desired design. I’ve seen people create the most amazing things like dragon egg nails or use this gel to fill in the eyes of characters. Use your imagination and everything is possible.