Whew! I’m beginning to learn gel extensions, and getting these things right is half art, half science. After we learn extensions, then we get to start nail art! Woo hoo! But first things first.
Some of my painting takes several hours to complete and a client probably wouldn’t be able to sit for that long, unless they were really insanely dedicated to nail art! I’m on the fence about working in a salon after my training is done- it really depends on the type of salon. If I could paint crazy nails all day, that’d be ideal. But doing endless French tips would probably drive me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, French tips are lovely if done well, but I couldn’t do them all day. I need color in my life.
But one of my goals is to paint faster and more efficiently, and to work on matching nails and fashion, since I could definitely see myself doing nails for fashion shows and shoots.
Here’s my first attempt at making a nail for a specific outfit:
Here’s the nails:
The base of the nails is much darker than the dress, but if this was my look, I’d accessorize with very deep purples to add a kind of twilight effect, since the dress is several shades of purple. And purple shoes! The roses do match the dress bodice, but the base is a darker shade. The swirls and rhinestones are just because all nails are improved with a little jazzing up (at least in my world!)
The roses were premade, but I managed to do this entire look in 25 minutes on 10 nails, painting like a banshee. It’s kind of a fun challenge to push myself to go a little faster instead of nitpicking over every detail. I’ll never win any speed contests, but it’s a new area for me to improve in.
Anyone have any fun experience matching nails/clothes? Did you go with a similar color, theme, or era for inspiration?