Well, I have a couple more greens for you, but I wanted to show you some awesome Japanese nail art I’ve collected from various salon photos:
A hibiscus, ice cream cone, bow, shooting star and Hello Kitty, plus glitter and rhinestones? Wow. This is like the epitome of Japanese cute style, all in one place.
Disney themed nails with a giant bow. Hello Kitty is much easier to draw, it seems.
Giant plastic roses, jewels chain, rhinestones and glitter.
For the happiest toes on the block! Actually, fake toenails creep me out. I don’t know why. I saw some really long, pink and white French ones, and I nearly fainted. They looked like Fritos and the woman must have had to wear sandals all the time.
Above images: One Love Nail Salon, Tokyo.
Rawr! Airbrushed zebra and bling-bling gold chain. I bet Mr. T’s wife would love these. Fantemille Nail Salon, Tokyo.
This is the sort of “paved nail” style that’s been popular for a while here- the entire nail surface is covered in rhinestones or sculpture.
Rainbow fish scales.
Wow. Gray roses, glitterbomb, rhinestones, pearls and a dangly bit. Words almost fail me at this one.
More “fish scales” with gradation and flowers. The salon must have run out of jewels after the photo above!
This one looks pretty ordinary at first, until I noticed the money signs made of gold baubles. Candy+ hearts+ stars+ money = happy face? I think they should have done a Yen symbol ¥ since this is Japan and all, but still an interesting mani.
Salon Pico, Tokyo.
And here’s a couple of awesome flash galleries for you to look at. Just click on the photos for larger ones:
I tried to make some of my own wacky Japanese nail art, though I probably wouldn’t wear it regularly. I made these for the lovely Brooke at Getcha Nails Did. She has a cute chihuahua named Dinky who is a total princess, so I did a Dinky-themed set for her featuring dog bones, a tiara, some pawprints, and lots of glitter.
I think I have a way to go before the Japanese nail salons have competition, but these were fun to make.