Stylish young girls long for the sparkling nail art that shines on the fingertips of grown-up women. In Japan simple products such as nail stickers that can easily be used to decorate their fingertips have become very popular with such girls. Of course the special fashion is limited to days off, when they don't have to go to school. Cool-looking girls give great performances at hip-hop meets, which are all the rage; and it's not just their make-up and hairstyles that look cool, it's their nails too.
Young girls enjoying making their own nail stickers
Just Like a Professional Manicurist!
Beautiful Gel Nails with stones and 3D art (Courtesy of “CLEVER” Nail Salon)
For the past few years, Gel Nails have been fashionable among adults. The technique builds up layers of special hardening resin on the nail which set under a lamp. Characteristically Gel Nails can produce cute free-hand designs with a see-through effect and the end-product lasts a long time. In Japan we like delicate handiwork and a cute look, and there is a growing trend for 3D nail art, where colorful stones are studded in the gel and pictures are created in three dimensions.
Girls of primary and junior school age see such nail art all around them and inevitably they become interested in beautiful nails like those of their mother or older sister. But they can't go to the nail salon with just their pocket money. And even if they paint their own nails, they won't be able to go to school with them. So nail stickers were devised - they stick on neatly and are easy to remove.
|A manicurist grooms the fingertips, taking her time in a calming atmosphere. (Courtesy of “CLEVER” Nail Salon)||
"Kids Gel Tips & Art" nail stickers - just put onto your nails and you end up with finger tips just like Gel Nails. © BN Ltd.
Nail stickers are the easiest form of nail art - all you have to do is stick them on top of your own nails. Anyone can put them on, even if you don't have nimble hands, or any confidence in your own artistic sense, and they are perfect for those starting out on the path of fashion.
When they were first sold, the stickers had a flat finish and were nothing like the image of nail art, but recently stickers with a plumped up texture have been launched that look like real Gel Nails. The end product is brilliant and looks just like it has been done by a professional manicurist. There is even more fun to be had by layering up more stickers on top and creating your own designs.