Party Nails You Cannot Live Without

Colder weather is already here and it’s time to show off your best, including those party nails you cannot live without! Party nails are a must for all those holiday get-togethers headed your way. It’s time to wow the crowd with a festive look that says bring on the fun! While you are finding the right outfit or perfect hairstyle. don’t forget about the accessory that is right at your fingertips! To help you finish your ideal party look, check out this season’s party nails you are going to need in your life.

Chasing Stars

You can wish upon ten stars with this star-crazed style. Start with a clear lacquer and then finish it off with a 5-point star. Paint the star in black or white polish in the center of each nail. Dab a little of the clear lacquer in the center of each star and apply sparkly gems, sequins, or glitter.

Plum Crazy

Because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean red and green are your only options! A vibrant plum polish is even more gorgeous paired with a gold or silver painted snowflake. Use a metallic polish to get that holiday foil look.

Foiled Again

Speaking of foil, put metallic foil-looking flakes over clear polish. It’s simple but packs a punch in the style department!

Keep it Ornamental

These party nails are so simple to pull off! Paint a straight line from the center of your cuticles about one-third of the way. Then draw a sideways “C” and a small rounded “ornament top.” The bulb of the ornament is a circle painted under the end of your ornament hanger using clear polish. Decorate each nail random with a mixture of glitter, sequins, or even colorful stripes. 

Holiday French

This is a twist on the classic French manicure. It can be for whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating. This is your basic white-tipped French manicure, but instead of clear polish as a base, try a deep festive red. Or glam it up with a black base, white tips, and a placed gem in the center at the tip of each nail.

Icicles Baby

This frosty, but elegant look starts with a base polish in the palest blue you can find. Start at the tip of your nail, and paint alternating icicles. Use white, light gray, and silver glitter, finishing with a pointed tip to get that spiked icicle look.

Pulling together the perfect party nails this season doesn’t have to be difficult. Not to mention, it’s a great way to let your hands do the talking. If you’ve got a passion for creating signature nails that rock, you should turn your passion into a career! Nail artistry is one option out of many in the world of beauty. Are you ready to tap into your inner artist and earn a living doing something you love? Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs in your area! Take the initiative and learn more about careers in the beauty industry today.

Fall Nail Art Trends

Getting ready for fall means pulling out the fuzzy sweaters, putting away the flip-flops, and pulling together a new fall look! While you’re deciding what look to rock this year, don’t forget those ten little digits at the tips of your fingers. To give you some inspiration, we’re checking out the nail art trends coming in hot, as the weather cools down this fall season.

The new French
Forget just a slim, white line at the tip. The new French starts at the cuticle and outlines the nail to the tip. With options including the double French, half moon French, French tip twist and the ombre French, all you need is a thin brush tool and some patience to nail this trend.

Tortoiseshell
We love this layered look that combines totally autumnal shades of amber, brown, and gold with perfectly placed tortoise shell-like shapes painted over the top in black.

Glitter me up
Who doesn’t love the bling of a little glitter, especially as holiday season approaches? For this Fall trend, you will want to trade out the softer, pastel shades for rich reds, deep purples, and emerald green for a festive and totally fall-like feel.

A delicate pearl
Pretty white beads over a shimmery metallic polish are the perfect mesh of delicate but sparkly. You can use a single pearl or sprinkle your nails with several different sizes.

In the Navy
Navy blue, that is. Deep and dark without going all the way to black, high-gloss navy blue polish is a great option if you’re looking for a darker shade.

Marble-Swirl
The marble effect has been popular for quite some time but in a nod to fall, try marbling some fall colors like dark cranberry with graduated shades of pink. Top it off with a swirl of gold for a look that is almost magical.

Bring’em to tears
For an attention-grabbing style, paint a black teardrop shape at the tip of each nail accentuated by a small white dot just above the cuticle.

Experimenting with fun new styles for your nails is a great way to express yourself. If you are a fan of all things style and beauty related, you can actually take your passion and turn it into what you do for a living! Talented cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail specialists are in demand. If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area. It’s a great time to start a beautiful future!

Top Summer Nail Styles

Classic red nails, sunshine yellow nails, metallic nails hot girl summer

What is it about rising temperatures that seems to inspire a desire to change up our look? Whether it’s the long sunny days, pool parties, or just a love of all things hot – summer is the perfect time to try out a hot new look for your nails. Check out the fun and funky styles heating things up this summer.

Classic red

Bold, classic red never seems to go out of style, not for lips and certainly not for nails.

Sunshine yellow

 In a nod to the golden orb making summer, well – summer; bright and sunny yellow is this summer’s go-to color.

Shape-shifting

This summer’s nails are taking on new, but not so new shapes. There’s a style for every length with the classic almond, pointy stiletto, and square-oval.

Clear press-ons

We can see right through this style literally! Following on the heels of the jelly or PVC nails of last summer, these clear press-on nails are super user-friendly when it comes to application.

Put it in a frame

We love this versatile, two-tone style that is literally created by painting a thin frame around the perimeter of your nail and filling it in with no color or a different color.

Metallic magic

Metallic shades in silver, rose gold, and metallic blue have been popular for a while and show no signs of going anywhere any time soon.

 

With so many great looks to choose from, don’t choose! Try them all and make this summer one where your hands do the talking. And if you have a passion for creating nail styles that make a statement, you should turn that passion into a career! For more information about careers in the exciting world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.  

Winter Nail Art Trends

painted decoration nails

Maybe you prefer your Winter with a side of suntan lotion and South Beach, but Winter is here folks! And whether you’re down with the frozen part or not, it’s still the season of fun and that means pulling together the hottest looks for this, oh so cool season! So, while you’re working your way into 2019, be sure to check out some of the nail trends that you will see everywhere this year.

Not your ordinary French – While we love the elegant look of pretty French tips, we absolutely adore this warm, Winter take on a classic, that foregoes the white line for a deep crimson paired with another thin metallic or black line. For even more pizazz, add a sprinkling of fine glitter to the darker line for a festive accent.

A rose by any other name – is gold – Rose-gold that is. It’s not just for jewelry or smart phones, it’s a super-gorgeous way to deck out your nails as you deck the halls! Look for rose-gold glitter polish at most of y our favorite retailers.

Foiled again – But in a good, gold-foil way. Especially when it’s gold foil accents carefully placed over a deep, holiday red polish. Rich and glamorous, this look begs to be paired with matching red lips!

Icicle-Princess – Channel your inner “Frozen” princess with delicately pointed and painted icicles at the tips of your nails. This uber-frosty look begins with pale, ice blue polish with icicles hand-painted vertically from one side of your nails to the other, starting at the tip of the nail and stopping about halfway, alternating colors in white, grey and silver glitter in varying lengths.

Winter flannel – It’s not just for lumberjacks and winter jammies – warm, whimsical plaid is a perfect way to show your love of all things winter! Start with a white base, (or any lighter color than the top coat) and carefully paint a plaid pattern checkerboard on each nail, creating every other “square” in diagonal stripes.

Who doesn’t love a chance to jazz up their look with the changing of the season! If you love changing up your nails and trying hot new styles, maybe you should consider a career in the creative world of nail artistry! Nail artists are in high demand and what better way to express yourself than by exploring the inner artist inside you? For more information about a career in nail technology, or to learn more about the beauty industry, contact your local licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.