A current trend is to add glitter, mylar, and other embellishments to nail enhancements, including pigments, glitters, mylars, clays, etc. Beautiful, custom nail art can be created by embellishing one's powders or gels.
Embellishments sometimes also is a term for not necessarily integrating product into the acrylic or gel, but encasing it, thereby not altering the product's performance at all.
January 1, 2011
Many techs are timid when it comes to embellishing their clients’ nails out of fear that their creative skills may not be up to par. But there are a number of nail art products out there to help you make your fi rst leap into beautifying nails with an artistic flair.
January 1, 2010
National educator for Art Club and Color Club, Mare Horak explains how she keeps embellishments on natural nail clients.
July 1, 2009
Getting a good product application can be tough enough just using acrylics or gels, but when you start adding nail art embellishments like glass beads, crushed flowers, small rhinestones, or tiny seashells, you have to take extra care to prevent lifting. Art Club educator Mare Horak explains how she uses embellishments without compromising enhancement quality.
January 1, 2008
Elaine Watson — global education director and vice president of marketing for Star Nail — shares some of her favorite technical tips.