Here’s another collection of everyone’s favorite wacky nail art from Japan! Generally, nails have been getting shorter and less blingy as the economy has worsened. Not sure if it’s a real correlation or not, but those blingy manicures cost well upwards of $150, so I’m sure people are cutting back.
As always, these are images from salons and magazines, not my own.
Black and white- very striking and a little different from the usual. Salon Allie Charm, Tokyo.
What are these? Magic amulets? I think the middle one is a bottle of polish, but I’m not sure.
Interesting stencil/cutout sort of pattern. Both images, Barbie Salon Ueno, Tokyo.
Some strawberries, lemons, oranges and ??? What are the brown and pink bits? Simple and cute, but slightly mysterious. Salamandre Salon, Tokyo.
The chain and cameo look- I really wonder how long these bits stay on.
Glitter gradation with paint and rhinestone overlay. Nice work and interesting colors. Both images Salon March 3, Tokyo.
Very nice orange gradation with lotus flowers and glitter. I wish my gradations were that smooth!
Just in case you weren’t clear on the concept…all the art is labelled! Very cute Japanese style and everything is spelled right! Salon L’ange, Tokyo.