<p>A model shows off her nails on the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>

A model shows off her nails on the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>A model walks the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>

A model walks the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>This fantasy nail art design was created at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>

This fantasy nail art design was created at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>Nail Premier League debuted at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>

Nail Premier League debuted at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>A student practices gel nails at Nail Lounge Academy.</p>

A student practices gel nails at Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>These feathered nails are by Kavita Kopar Manik, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.</p>

These feathered nails are by Kavita Kopar Manik, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>Kavita Kader teaches a nail art seminar to Nail Lounge Academy students.</p>

Kavita Kader teaches a nail art seminar to Nail Lounge Academy students.

<p>These black-and-white nails are by Hiral Zaveri, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.</p>

These black-and-white nails are by Hiral Zaveri, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>Nail techs work on clients at Nails By Gunjan. Facing a shortage of qualified techs, the owner has started a training academy to help fill the void.</p>

Nail techs work on clients at Nails By Gunjan. Facing a shortage of qualified techs, the owner has started a training academy to help fill the void.

<p>Reena Batra is CEO of nails-only salon chain Claw.</p>

Reena Batra is CEO of nails-only salon chain Claw.

<p>This nail art design is by Claw.</p>

This nail art design is by Claw.

<p>Red is making a comeback as a popular nail color in India, such as the deep color in these nails by Claw.</p>

Red is making a comeback as a popular nail color in India, such as the deep color in these nails by Claw.

<p>Claw designed these nails for Amazon India Fashion Week 2017.</p>

Claw designed these nails for Amazon India Fashion Week 2017.

<p>Claw has been so successful as a nails-only salon that it currently has four different locations.</p>

Claw has been so successful as a nails-only salon that it currently has four different locations.

<p>A model adorned in white walks the runway at an AIHBA event.</p>

A model adorned in white walks the runway at an AIHBA event.

<p>The peacock is a popular motif in Indian culture, as evidenced by this nail model at an AIHBA</p>

The peacock is a popular motif in Indian culture, as evidenced by this nail model at an AIHBA

<p>The audience snaps photos of a fantasy nail art design at an AIHBA event.</p>

The audience snaps photos of a fantasy nail art design at an AIHBA event.

<p>A model shows off a floral fantasy nail design at an AIHBA event.</p>

A model shows off a floral fantasy nail design at an AIHBA event.

<p>Attendees await an event hosted by All India Hair &amp; Beauty Association.</p>

Attendees await an event hosted by All India Hair & Beauty Association.

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<p>A model shows off her nails on the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>
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A model shows off her nails on the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>A model walks the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>
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A model walks the runway at a fashion show at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>This fantasy nail art design was created at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>
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This fantasy nail art design was created at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>Nail Premier League debuted at Professional Beauty Mumbai.</p>
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Nail Premier League debuted at Professional Beauty Mumbai.

<p>A student practices gel nails at Nail Lounge Academy.</p>
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A student practices gel nails at Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>These feathered nails are by Kavita Kopar Manik, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.</p>
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These feathered nails are by Kavita Kopar Manik, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>Kavita Kader teaches a nail art seminar to Nail Lounge Academy students.</p>
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Kavita Kader teaches a nail art seminar to Nail Lounge Academy students.

<p>These black-and-white nails are by Hiral Zaveri, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.</p>
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These black-and-white nails are by Hiral Zaveri, a graduate of Nail Lounge Academy.

<p>Nail techs work on clients at Nails By Gunjan. Facing a shortage of qualified techs, the owner has started a training academy to help fill the void.</p>
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Nail techs work on clients at Nails By Gunjan. Facing a shortage of qualified techs, the owner has started a training academy to help fill the void.

<p>Reena Batra is CEO of nails-only salon chain Claw.</p>
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Reena Batra is CEO of nails-only salon chain Claw.

<p>This nail art design is by Claw.</p>
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This nail art design is by Claw.

<p>Red is making a comeback as a popular nail color in India, such as the deep color in these nails by Claw.</p>
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Red is making a comeback as a popular nail color in India, such as the deep color in these nails by Claw.

<p>Claw designed these nails for Amazon India Fashion Week 2017.</p>
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Claw designed these nails for Amazon India Fashion Week 2017.

<p>Claw has been so successful as a nails-only salon that it currently has four different locations.</p>
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Claw has been so successful as a nails-only salon that it currently has four different locations.

<p>A model adorned in white walks the runway at an AIHBA event.</p>
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A model adorned in white walks the runway at an AIHBA event.

<p>The peacock is a popular motif in Indian culture, as evidenced by this nail model at an AIHBA</p>
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The peacock is a popular motif in Indian culture, as evidenced by this nail model at an AIHBA

<p>The audience snaps photos of a fantasy nail art design at an AIHBA event.</p>
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The audience snaps photos of a fantasy nail art design at an AIHBA event.

<p>A model shows off a floral fantasy nail design at an AIHBA event.</p>
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A model shows off a floral fantasy nail design at an AIHBA event.

<p>Attendees await an event hosted by All India Hair &amp; Beauty Association.</p>
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Attendees await an event hosted by All India Hair & Beauty Association.

Gain insight into the nail industry in India.

This slideshow accompanies the ninth story in NAILS’ InternatioNAIL series: India: Nails Emerge From Under the Beauty Umbrella.

Read about the Indian nail industry here.

You'll find the entire series here.