The design of nails (Nail Design, Nail Art ) can be translated as the art or skill of decorating nails. There is a design of nails in one form or another for a long time, but it was widespread in the XX-XXI centuries. One of the most important stages of its popularization was the use of acrylic for decoration and nail extensions. The so-called acrylic molding in due time made furore. Overhead nails became available to almost every girl. In the last five years, the beauty industry has moved even further. Natural beauty became fashionable, and with it new materials for nail design. Now there is a boom of the home manicure with the help of light and more natural gel-varnishes.
Shellac (gel-varnish) is a nail coating based on natural resin, cured with ultraviolet. Shellac has many advantages over acrylic. It is quickly applied, has a beautiful appearance, it is inexpensive and long enough to keep on the nails. Home nail design with shellac has become a new trend, replacing thick acrylic nails.
The first and still popular design of nails is the French manicure for short nails , which, thanks to gel-lacquer, has received a lot of interpretations today. The next fashionable version of the nail design was the moon manicure ( French manicure on the contrary). “Smile” in it is located not below, but at the base of the nail. To date, there are many varieties of nail design, which for convenience can be divided into several groups: depending on the materials used, the technology of coating / drawing and nail accessories used for decorating.
Nails design: French manicure
Nails design: French manicure
Black French manicure
French manicure 2018
Nails design: water manicure
Nails design: varieties
- 3D nail modeling or aquarium design
Quite complex technology of nail design, which requires a long and painstaking work. The coating consists of several layers of transparent gel. At each stage of coating, painting or accessories is used. Due to this multi-layering, a 3D effect is created. Not infrequently, in the aquarium design of nails, flowers and ornaments, fashioned from acrylic, are additionally used.
- Art painting
This is one of the most popular technologies for applying decorative coatings to date. For the design of nails 2018 quick-drying gel varnishes are used. Drawings on the nails are applied with a needle, brush or sponge (gradient design). To create geometric patterns use special strips on an adhesive basis or an adhesive tape. A special type of artistic manicure is water design, where the pattern is applied to the surface of water, and after that it is transferred to the nails. Sometimes water manicure is distinguished as a separate kind of nail design.
- Stamping manicure
To apply the pattern on the nails, special plates are used. Stamping design 2018 is quite simple, the variety of plates allows you to design your nails in an original way, and you can save a lot of time. Looks like this manicure is very impressive. Often the stamping design is used to create a lace wedding manicure , as well as a French manicure.
- Photo Design (manicure with stickers)
Another kind of express nail design, which is very fond of novice nail art masters. Special stickers decorate one or all of the nails. Basically, two types of stickers are used: conventional on glue and water, which must be wetted before application. Photo design is very convenient for home use.
- Nail design with accessories
The beauty industry is developing very rapidly, and the design of the manicure does not stand aside either. A lot of boutiques and online stores offer a wide range of accessories for decorating nails. All sorts of bows, butterflies, flowers, rhinestones and patches are glued to the nails, making the usual design of nails for short nails more spectacular.
Skillful masters of nail art doing manicure virtuously combine several types of nail design with gel-lacquer in 2018. The result exceeds all expectations. As a rule, very interesting variants and ideas of manicure are obtained.
Nails with a pattern
Nails design: water manicure
Nail design with accessories
Design of nails: new items 2018 (photo)
Of all the variety of options for nail design I want to highlight a few novelties.
This is still a fresh novelty in the design of nails. While it is not enough, who from home-masters knows, how it to do. In fact, there are several ways to create it: using a special gel-varnish, using foil or colored stencils, as well as with the help of rubbing. See the instruction for the implementation of Oil-design in step-by-step photos.
Step-by-step photos: Oil-manicure, 1 way
Step-by-step photos: Oil-chrome design, 2 way
Step-by-step photos: Oil-design vtitrka, 3 way
This design looks very original and stylish. It can be performed with the help of gel-varnish, but this manicure looks more spectacular in aquarium performance.
Metal crumpled design
- Marble manicure
A very elegant manicure that conquers the hearts of girls who like bold experiments. Nails with a marble effect can also be done in two ways: with the help of water technology or with the help of painting nails with a brush liner on a wet layer of top. How to make a similar design, see the article about the marble manicure .
- Manicure with the effect of broken glass
This technique of nail design is easy to master. The manicure is carried out as usual, except that pieces of foil are chaotically pasted onto the nails before applying the finish. This technique is best suited for geometric patterns.
- Design “Liquid Stones”
This manicure can be called a holiday. But it always looks very luxurious and rich. The pebbles, as a rule, are framed with rhinestones and a microbiisor, often in a similar design gold foil or gold acrylic paint is used.
Manicure Liquid Stones
- Varnishes with interesting effects
First of all, these are varnishes with unusual effects: a mirror, a cat’s eye, sugar or cracking (craquelure). There are also “cosmic”, magnetic lacquers and even glowing in the dark. They are designed for the design of nails, which can be performed independently without having special skills.
Nail design: cracking varnish (craquelure)
Nails design: cat’s eye lacquer
Beautiful gel-lacquer Cat’s eye
Nails design: “cosmic” lacquer
Nails design: lacquer luminous in the dark
- Micro-organ and rhinestones
This type of nail design appeared not so long ago, but has already become very popular. Variants of the decor of nails by a microbiisor can be very different, the flight of fantasy is not limited. Beads cover all the nails, one nail or lay out the pattern.
Nail design with a microbiaser and rhinestones
- Transparent glitter
Glitter itself is used in nail design for a long time, but the latest trend of the fashion has become unusual mixes of various manicure techniques . Of the latest novelties in nail design: a combination of gradient and transparent glitter, or nail coating with a large glitter in the form of a mosaic.
Design with glitter
- Rings on fingers and nails
A new trend in nail design, which is to complement the manicure with stylish miniature rings (they are worn on the upper phalanx of the finger). Also, rings are used as an imitation of gold or silver nails.
In general, the topic of accessories for nail design is developing rapidly and is gaining popularity. Masters of the nail art are already few simple drawings on the nails, the texture of the coating becomes important, various voluminous compositions are invented, additional decorative elements are used. The usual manicure became a work of art.
Design with rings
Manicure with rings
- Manicure with the effect of sugar or with acrylic powder
Recently, sprinkle the entire nail or individual drawings with the help of colored acrylic powder has become very fashionable. This diversifies the manicure, making it bulky. Powdered with a monogram, drawing “sweater” and other ornaments. This design is done simply: cover the nail with varnish, dry, then apply a gel-varnish or a thicker gel-paint pattern and, without drying it, sprinkle powder, then send it to the lamp. That’s the whole secret of powder manicure.
Nails design: varnish with the effect of sugar
Monograms and flowers with powder
Nails design: varnish with the effect of sugar
Figure “sweater” with powder
- Mirror coating of nails (chrome nails)
Very impressive design, which can be used as an evening version, this design is especially popular among the novelties of 2018. It looks stylish, often combined with rhinestones and fashionable novelty – marble manicure. To execute such design it is possible in five ways: special gel-varnish, using false mirror nails, using labels with metallic effect, foil or using a special powder for rubbing. A detailed instruction can be found with an article on the mirror manicure .
Mirror design of nails
Manicure with chrome effect
- Semi-transparent manicure “Veil”
An interesting design variant, which despite the seeming complexity, is fairly simple in execution. To create a “transparent” design, you need to apply a base, gel-lacquer translucent beige, then mix the top with a black or dark brown gel-varnish in a 5: 1 ratio, apply the resulting composition to the nail, dry and then perform a black gel varnish.
Veil effect on nails
Nails design: how to diversify manicure with accessories
If you want to make a first-class manicure, then you can not do without fashion accessories for nails. Conditionally they can be divided into decorative small forms for spraying (crumb, dust, microbial, etc.), various stickers and applications, volumetric ornaments (large crystals, pearls, volumetric elements), non-standard materials (feathers, cloth) and others. They are attached to a non-dried lacquer or special glue.
With the help of large crystals, you can make a chic evening manicure. Smaller pebbles are used for everyday manicure. Overflowing in the sun, they will draw attention to your hands. In the daytime version of the manicure, the rhinestones do not cover all the nails, but only place the accents.
- Sequins and confetti
Not one brilliant manicure does not do without them. The color palette of sequins is wide enough to harmoniously match them to almost any type of manicure.
Lately, sparkles of large sizes in the form of polygons have become increasingly popular. They are called glitter. It can be colored and transparent. Color, as a rule, is used for bright and contrasting nyl-design, transparent glitter creates an unusual relief on the surface of the nail and play of light.
Sequins are a universal material for decorating nails, which is compatible with any kind of coating used in nail design.
Jewelry from pearls is often used for evening or sea manicure.
It is an ornament for creating a mosaic design of nails. Shells have a nice mother-of-pearl ebb and an unusual shape.
Small transparent balls of various colors can be attached to the nails in the form of a picture or edging. Often they are used for the lunar manicure (they spread a smile), sea and “caviar” manicure.
Nails design: manicure with rhinestones
Decorating nails with rhinestones
Nails design: manicure with sparkles
Golden sequins on nails
Nails design: manicure with pearls
Nails design: manicure with seashells
Nails design: manicure with bouillon or microbi
- Jewelery from metal and plastic
If you do not have time to paint on your nails, and you want an original manicure, then 3D 3D jewelry is definitely your option. By gluing flowers or bows on the nails, you will instantly transform your manicure. Voluminous gold and silver jewelry can rightly be called a trend of nail design. Experienced masters combine these decorative elements with the technology of foil, as well as painting with gold acrylic paints. This design looks like a million.
Very popular was the decoration of the nails by small figures made of different materials. It can be stars, rhombuses, polygons and other forms. They are fastened to the nails very easily, and the design of the manicure is very interesting.
In metal and plastic applications, the idea is similar, different only in material, form and value. Plastic jewelry is much cheaper. Metal, as a rule, is chosen for evening manicure.
Rubber applications for nail design are an excellent addition to the spring or summer manicure. They make the manicure brighter and more interesting. Widespread application in the form of flowers, hearts, butterflies, smileys, stars, all kinds of berries and fruits. These jewelry for nails are designed for young girls who want to be stylish and original.
Nails design: manicure with metal ornaments
Nails design: manicure with three-dimensional ornaments (3D)
- Materials for deposition
Microfiber and dust
These are the smallest particles for creating a matte or shiny manicure. In the design of nails, this spraying occurs quite often. Beautifully looks sparkling micro-globules at the tips of nails or applied in the form of some drawing. Dust is used to make the surface dull. Specialists in nail art like to use dust or micro-blisters to create evening, wedding and cosmic manicure.
Nails design: manicure with micro-gloss, matte dust and acrylic sand
Powdered nails with acrylic sand
Want to create the effect of velvet nails? Then for the decoration you need to use such material as a flock. In general velvet nails can be called one of the last trend of manicure . Depending on the chosen shade, the effect may be different, for example a burgundy or dark blue flock will be associated with velvet, and gently pink with a plush toy. To work with this air material for the design of nails, a special flock driver is usually used. A very important point. The flock does not lose its appearance when it comes to water, therefore, in addition to beauty, it is also practical.
Nail design with flock
This material for decorating nails is not used often, because its main purpose is to create a marble effect. The name of the spiderweb went from the structure of the material itself, and not of the final effect. In fact, the spider web is a thin threaded thread, which is applied to the base coat, and then fixed with a transparent finish finish.
Light lace, made of fabric, is great for manicure of almost any stylistic orientation. Working with him is very easy, enough fixation with a clear varnish and an elegant fashion manicure is ready.
Nails design: manicure with textile lace
Natural feathers are an unusual variant of an accessory for nails, which is rarely used, but manicure with them is always very interesting and unusual. Feathers of different shades are usually used for the design of nails in the oriental style or animal-manicure.
Nails design: manicure with feathers
Another accessory for decorating nails of natural origin. Leaves and dried flowers ideally look in the autumn manicure . This natural material is used both for working with gel-varnish, and for creating a three-dimensional aquarium design.
Nails design: manicure with dry leaves