Did you know that the hair and nail salon industry is worth over $65.7 billion in America alone? If you love getting a manicure, you might be wondering how you can find the best salon near you. With so many businesses out there, it's important to learn how to distinguish between good and bad salons so you can always enjoy your visit.
Everyone wants to keep their hands looking great. Some things that people do to make their hands look good is effective, but other efforts to beautify can actually cause some harm. In addition, there are some important facets to hand care that often go overlooked. Here are 5 things to know about taking care of your hands.
Halloween is very soon and everybody is getting ready for the holiday. Preparations include costumes, recipes, decoration and more. I decided to show you some nail art. Even if you don’t have Halloween vibes for getting a costume or crumble a pumpkin, you still need to be ready for the holiday with at least nail art, right?
CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, once again joined forces with one of fashion’s most iconic free spirits, Jeremy Scott, for a Spring/Summer 2018 show that was truly out of this world. Marking Scott’s 20-year anniversary as an independent designer, this season’s looks were a literal reminder of why he is one of fashion’s most brilliant stars: the collection showcased an irreverent take on intergalactic glamour, sparkling like space-age stardust on the runway.
When it comes to wedding gifts, there is already a standard in place as in what you are expected to buy. While sticking to the traditional options can’t really go wrong, since that’s why they ended up being traditional options in the first place, it’s not a bad idea to go for something more original or refreshing that the same old gifts every wedding brings. If it hasn’t crossed your mind already, consider beauty gifts as the perfect thing to gift the new bride. It might not seem like much but in reality it can have a tremendous impact since they’re very useful. They’re fun little gifts that any bride will be happy to receive, especially since the next thing after the wedding is the honeymoon. Every bride wants to look their best on the honeymoon, so having this new beauty kit at the ready could prove very useful. But let’s see what exactly these beauty gifts can be.
CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, teamed up with pop culture’s “most irreverent designer,” Jeremy Scott, to create a striking look for his Fall/Winter runway. Similar to many of the iconic figures featured throughout his latest collection, the custom nail style highlighted during the show was truly one of a kind.
The Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection combined the best of rebellious British punk and Victorian symbology for a rebel cry of irreverence! The Libertine girl is an androgynous retro-futurist who is effortlessly chic-as-hell in shocking high-octane clashes of color and texture.
From shaping the last to polishing the shoe and each step in between, the journey of a Christian Louboutin shoe is a tale of craftsmanship worth telling again and again. We follow the life of a shoe at the factory in Naples, Italy, where many of our Homme styles are born.
The latest trend in manicure comes straight from South Korea and the 33-year old nail artist Park Eun Kyung, whose beauty studio 'Unistella' in Seoul is pretty popular. This 3D manicure makes the nails look like they are covered with pieces of broken glass and offers countless variations - from holographic mosaic motifs through Art Deco style to a darker cosmic visions.
This season, Christian Louboutin graced a diverse mix of New York Fashion Week runways with red soled creations, and nailed the manicures at Cushnie et Ochs for the 4th consecutive season.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 24 gilded nail designs tonight at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, the clothing and nails are best described as dramatic handcrafted treasures. The ancient Egyptian emphasis on procuring the most valuable riches for the afterlife was translated into a regal, glistening runway show of avant-garde fashion and artistry.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, exhibited an abstract collection of graphic nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Spring/Summer 2016 Show at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in New York. Inspired by rebellious German artist, Blinky Palermo, the clothing and nails featured high-key color in neat, precise patterns. The outcome of this inventive fashion partnership was an irreverent art show – loud yet refined.
"Heels offer a gesture to the leg, and nail colour adds a gesture to the hand," says Christian Louboutin, in his studio, brandishing a bottle of Rouge Louboutin that he describes as "trapped in a piece of faceted crystal."
The most discussed event of the last week was, for sure, the 87th Academy awards ceremony (Oscars 2015), held on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Celebrities' style was one of the main themes of the event. Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep were among the most stylish ladies, while Channing Tatum, John Legend and Jared Leto were some of the gentlemen dressed to impress!
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 20 distinct nail designs tonight at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2015 Show at MILK Studios in New York City. Inspired by dystopian elements of several iconic films, the clothing and nails featured a clash of distressed and refined elements, making for a fashion story best described as apocalyptic couture. This long-time artistic partnership continues to push the boundaries of creativity, producing some of the most powerful performance art at Fashion Week.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled a dynamic collection of expensive nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Lincoln Center in New York City. With vague references to mythology and Indian culture, the clothing and nails were an assortment of shimmering, glittering molten artwork. The outcome was a high-impact fashion experience featuring an artistic clash of texture and color.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, showcased three effortlessly cool nail designs tonight at Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Cheim & Read in New York City. Presented in a unique art gallery setting, the fashion collaboration was a celebration of the early works of legendary film director Spike Jonze, a long-time friend of Opening Ceremony.
The holiday party season is upon us and it's time to get glamorous! This year, add a little edgy sophistication with a collection of one-of-a-kind colors and unique glitters inspired by always glamorous Gwen Stefani. The holidays are the perfect opportunity to showcase our own flair for style.
At Dior, when gold and colour collide, they create a chic look with the promise of a beautiful Golden Shock... This winter, the precious metal blends with the bold hues from the runway looks to reveal their intensity, illuminating them with shimmering pearlescence, beautifully enhancing the aura of reds, pinks and browns. A token of femininity and a modern classic, gold heightens colours with its precious radiance.
Live dangerously. Dress flawlessly. Inspired by espionage and the thrill of the chase, the fall palette delivers shades so chic it’s almost criminal. Now is the time for dramatic, intriguing colour that plays up your mysterious side with deep, saturated tones.
Dhemerae Ford And Sarah C Awad a.k.a 'The Laser Girls' are New York City based digital artists who work in collaboration for creating 3D nails designs - a promising hot trend for this year.
Imagination is the main element of girls' work. They have their own blog in which they share their ideas.
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers.
After the successful launch of BOHEM nail jewellery, BOHEM is now releasing their first pair of nails for celebrities.
These experimental nails were produced in the Birmingham based studios.
Retro sportswear are back in a pajama-inspired look!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 collection includes jumpsuits, playsuits and traditional suits - all of them in a relaxed fit and combined with T-shirts and sneakers in Ellen DeGeneres style.
Creations are cool and casual in pastel tones for both sexes.
Key elements: blur of pastels, satin, sequins, stars and radiowave stripes, mixture of 50s and 80s.
Summer 2012 is trapped in neon brilliance and amazing combinations of colors and shapes. This is also valid for the pedicure, which stands more than ever against the cut and sexy sandals. Do not hesitate to experiment with your favorite shades, all sorts of floral, graphic and ethnic patterns, stickers, crystals and even 3D decorations. The most recent trend is a different color or decoratation on each nail.
Green is the color that inspired this spring and will not be out of fashion in summer.
Intense and bright colors are in the spotlight during the spring and summer. Sparkling colors will be present not only in your wardrobe, but in your cosmetics. Nails this spring will be bathed in "live" and very cheerful tones. Fashion critics recommend matt shades. Signal yellow, tropical orange and turquoise blue - the three required colors for more summer mood.
Pink, yellow, orange and green – these are the colors of your clothes and make-up this spring.
The catwalk “nominated” the bold colors for favorites this spring. But from all the playful, rich, summer shades, the stylists choose their four winners – pink, yellow, orange and green, which are true favorites for the upcoming hot days. We can paint ourselves from head to toe with those colors.
A new indulgent luxury is now available to women in London, a 10 carat diamond manicure.
Cherish…ME, the company offering this amazing Iced Diamond Manicure is exceptionally exclusive and the glamorous service can only be obtained via an initial consultation with Cherish and her team.
If you are looking for a fun and new way to update your makeup for the upcoming spring 2011, take a peek at the brand new limited edition collection by MAC Cosmetics titled Jeanius!
The MAC Jeanius spring 2011 makeup collection comes with fresh spring pastels and luscious shades. As the makeup collection's name suggests, line is inspired by the spring 2011 denim trends and suit the season's textures and colors perfectly.
Estée Lauder has a new line of nail lacquers out called Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($19 each). There are 16 new shades in all, 8 of them being limited edition colors.
These were created by Estée Lauder with Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, and are meant to be a full-coverage formula with a long lasting shiny finish.They are infused with “exclusive True Vision™ Technology which incorporates multi-faceted, highly pigmented shades for an intensely rich color application.”
The 27 year old New York based designer Jason Wu, who is best known for outfitting First Lady Michelle Obama, has collaborated with CND on a limited edition nail lacquers - Jason Wu Collection.
Four colors are featured in the collection: Miss Wu – an ashen matte grey that is Wu’s signature color, Brigitte – a gentle pink named after Brigitte Bardot, Veronica – a blood red named after bombshell Veronica Lake and...
Rich shades, warm tones and pinks mingled with coppers - Chanel's gorgeous new holiday beauty collection has arrived
This year, Chanel's Christmas collection draws inspiration from a famous saying by Epicurus: “Let us succumb to temptation before it disappears.” Think warm tones, pretty pinks teamed with bronzes and coppers: 'Fuchsia is a playful weapon of seduction' in the new range. The combination of bright fuchsia cheeks, bold pink lips and copper brown eyes is absolutely stunning.
Nail polish brand OPI confirmed the collaboration with singer Katy Perry to put some of her rocky style into OPI colors. The new collection will be released on January 2011.
Katy Perry collections includes 4 new nail polishes inspired by her innovative style and the amazing top coat that we’ve been hearing so many rumors lately. Each bottle will retail for the price of $9.00.
This Fall, the French cosmetics company Lancome relives the elegance of the 20’s with a makeup collection Lancome French Coquettes Fall 2010, that is etched in burned plums, metallic charcoals and elegant nudes.
The collection was created by artistic director of the company Aaron De Mey. The ad campaign French Coquettes Fall 2010 features models Daria Werbowy and Elettra Wiedemann.
You can make marble design on a fake nails or on your own nails, just make sure that you have prepared your nails before the procedure.
Timing is very important, because the nail polish hardens quickly on the water surface, so make sure that all the bottles are opened and ready.
Try to use new nail polish, which is not thick or quick drying, but more washy. The new nail polish will stay on the surface on the water, but the old one maybe won’t. So try to use a good quality, new nail polish with liquid and even consistency.
The Japanese culture is known for its uniqueness. There are some elements of the Japanese culture that are hard for others to absorb. One of these elements is the kawaii phenomenon.
Since the 1970s, cuteness, in Japanese kawaii (literally, "loveable" or "adorable") has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, nail art, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.
Japanese nail art is all about kawaii. The girlie cuteness of it is neither tacky or vampy – the nails are always sweet, cute and childish.
"Junk food will damage your skin"
Recent study proved that people who replace processed carbohydrates with foods high In protein and whole grains have less skin problems. The reason? High-glycemic foods cause your blood sugar to rise, leading to a surge of insulin. Insulin stimulates the hormones, called androgens that contribute to oily skin and scalp and promote the appearance of pimples. Remove the junk food from your menu and you will notice improvement in your skin after only six weeks.
The technique is easy and specially fits for those who cannot paint or just
want quick to make their nails beautiful. Painting nails takes much longer
time, needs much more patience.
For the nail design we need:
- water vessel
- base nail polisher in the appropriate colour
- variable polishers in wishable colours by which we will design nails
- colourless top polisher
With the global financial crisis still in full swing, luxuries have taken
a back seat. People are afraid to splash out on non-essentials, but we’re here
to show you it is possible to have a little luxury even when times are lean.
Feet work hard all day, transporting you from place to place and they deserve a bit of pampering from time to time. So here are some tip tops to get the perfect pedicure, which won’t break the bank.
Preparing the feet is essential, so use a foot file or pumice stone to get rid of dead skin before removing any old nail varnish and soaking toes in warm water for 5-10 minutes.
Healthy nails are strong and without ridges, dents or areas of unusual color or shape. The condition of your nails can reveal a lot about your health.
Here are some general nail care tips:
- Food plays a major role for the good looks of your nails. You should eat a lot of fruits and raw vegetables in order to get the required vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Eat food that is rich in silicon like broccoli, fish and onions.