Western Bridal Nail Art
Dipika Parihar, Founder & Director, the Nail art School, shares one of the trending nail art for a traditional Indian bride as well as a western bride along with a step-by-step approach toachieving the same. Step 1: The first step is to remove the shine from the surface of the nail tips with the help of smooth buffer. Step 2: Apply a thin coat of gel polish no. 43 from the Glam Gel Polish range on the tips and cure them for 60 seconds using the LED lamp. Step 3: Repeat second application of the gel polish and cure it again for 60 seconds under the LED lamp. Step 4: Using gel polish no. 52 (white colour) create cross French on the tip of the ring and middle finger, cure it for 6o seconds using the LED lamp, then stick metallic strip on the edge of the French. Step 5: Use white painting gel to create a free hand design art on the ring and middle fingers, cure it for 60 seconds with help of decor gel stick Swarovski stones on the top of free hand design and cure it for 60 seconds and then apply the final top coat, cure the top coat again for 60 seconds so that it gets fixed properly. Step 6: Create a French smile line with Glam White Gel Polish on the thumb, index and little fingers and cure for 60 seconds. Step 7: Use décor gel stick Swarovski stones on the thumb and little fingers, cure it for 60 seconds, apply top coat, cure it for another 60 seconds to seal it properly. Step 8: With the help of décor gel stick Swarovski stoneson French nails, apply the top coat to seal it properly for 60 seconds. NAIL CARE TIPS FOR ARTISTS Events such as marriages are extremely special and hence it becomes a huge responsibility to ensure that the bride is happy and relaxed. Here are a few tips for bridal nails from Dina Umarova, Bluesky, Managing Director and Exclusive Distributor (India) and Founder, Bluesky Nail Academy (Mumbai). • Ensure that the colour of the manicure complements the bridal outfits for each function; especially the main event. • Do not compromise on the quality and use products of the same brand; from base coat to colour and top coat. • Ensure that the nail prep is on point and each layer of gel is cured properly. • If you are using stones and accessories, choosing the correct application will ensure that the nails look gorgeous with accessories for more than two weeks, as well as keep it non sticky. • Do not use acetone for soaking off the extensions or removing gel polish because it is not good for the natural nail bed. For gel polish removal from natural nails, use removal wraps that are pre-soaked, acetone free wraps. If you need to remove extensions, use an acetone free soak-off removal solution.