Today nails are dressed : short nails opt for glue-on nails with Nail Art. Each nail becomes a creative painting where flowers meet glitter, or the tribal encounters the phosphorescent. Anything goes ! Styles change according to the season : a summer of multi-coloured designs and a winter of dark shades with sparkling stars. Every cosmetic brand offers a range of glue-on nails, and each one is more creative than the last.
And then there's the tribe effect, we meet other girls in a " nail bar " where the order is very particular : " a cup of tea and a French manicure, please. ". These places have sprung up during the past few years. It's a pleasant way to spend time and your nails come out manicured and looked after. What's more, you've had a good time with girlfriends and had a chance to catch up on the latest gossip. Another opportunity to be pampered and look beautiful.
Now the time has come for lasting-wear polish and miraculously so thanks to the semi-permanent polish whose colour is reinforced by a magic gel that strengthens the nails and makes the colour last for up to 2 weeks. No more excuses for avoiding the dishes, worst luck ! Also, the price has been constantly falling in recent months...
Nails are also the place to showcase your own style : femme fatale in deep red, fluorescent multi-colours for a guaranteed grunge effect, or a more classic French style for your hands and feet.
Nails are your fashion accessory par excellence in the same way as your handbag or jewelry. They reflect your personality and mood.
Specialised stores and high-fashion designers have been quick to get on board. The displays are striking, colourful and offer your a head-spinning choice.
Everyone has manicure operations : Marc Jacob offers a manicure and polish in a large brand-store on the boulevard Haussmann in Paris, big shopping centres offer pampering days with free manicures, and there are even iPhone applications for planning your next manicure...
OK, no time to go to the Nail Bar… No problem, the institute can also do home visits. Manicure sets for looking after and making your nails look beautiful can be bought online. Your nails are relaxed with an adapted spa in your manicure set, the dead skin is removed, your nails are shined and polished - it's a little wonder (see the silver manicure set and manicure spa on this site). Then move on to polish. Cream for the hands and oils for nourishing the skin around the nails, then you are ready for the weekend !
Accessories have also become a way of showing your style and taste for colour : files are multi-coloured, adorned with frescos, and are more luxurious in frosted glass, painted with floral patterns... and the latest trend is luminosity (click on this link). With friends, everyone has their own luminous file : pink for girly-girls, orange for brightly coloured wishes !!
Nail art has become a great way to express yourself, it reflects a style and is carefully looked after to the tip of your fingers or toes !!
Go on, be creative !!