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Nail Art: Inspiring Designs by the World's Leading Technicians

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Nail Art: Inspiring Designs by the World's Leading Technicians

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3.5/5 (2 valutazioni)
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351 pagine
43 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jul 5, 2013
ISBN:
9781782127116
Formato:
Libro

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Nail Art is a lavishly illustrated, full colour exploration of nail art in all its weird and wonderful variations. It highlights the talents, tools and creativity behind this expressionistic art form and looks at its impact on celebrity culture and competitive exhibitions. Featuring freehand designs, fashion-forward nail styles and eye-catching fantasy creations crafted for the competition arena, it looks at nail art through history, from ancient China and India to the early 1900s when car paint inspired new colours for commercial nail art. It goes on to consider nail art in relation to modern fashion and celebrity culture, showing different styles of nail art including expressionistic, fantasy and nail wraps, featuring the work of prominent nail artists throughout.
Pubblicato:
Jul 5, 2013
ISBN:
9781782127116
Formato:
Libro

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Nail Art - Helena Biggs

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CHAPTER ONE:

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE

Nail art in its most basic form can offer an effortlessly chic and stylish appeal, suited to a working environment or everyday wear. The classic French manicure – a pale nail with a white tip that enhances the natural nail colouring – has been subject to subtle changes since its inception, and the newer styles are suited to those who wish to make a statement with their nails without becoming too adventurous.

Variations on the classic smooth curve of the white tip include a polished or airbrushed chevron shape or a thick smile line, which is common if nails are fashioned by trained nail technicians using acrylic or gel with an artificial nail tip. These can achieve stunning results, provided you have a keen eye for colour, a steady hand and sufficient practice with nail products and

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  • (2/5)
    This book is pretty outdated by todays standards, maybe it was relevant back in the naughties