<p>Glitter gel-polish manicures are popular at The Violet Butterfly in Glastonbury, England.</p>

Glitter gel-polish manicures are popular at The Violet Butterfly in Glastonbury, England.

<p>Nailympia London nail designs rival those from other competitions around the globe.</p>

Nailympia London nail designs rival those from other competitions around the globe.

<p>As evidence of nails&rsquo; surge in popularity in 2013, shopping center Exchange Ilford in Essex County hosted a Nail Art Festival that year. The free two-day event celebrated nail art via curated displays, demos, speaker sessions, and an interactive contest.</p>

As evidence of nails’ surge in popularity in 2013, shopping center Exchange Ilford in Essex County hosted a Nail Art Festival that year. The free two-day event celebrated nail art via curated displays, demos, speaker sessions, and an interactive contest.

<p>The Violet Butterfly has three therapy rooms, each furnished in neutral tones with a splash of violet.</p>

The Violet Butterfly has three therapy rooms, each furnished in neutral tones with a splash of violet.

<p>The next Nailympia London will be held October 1-3, 2016.</p>

The next Nailympia London will be held October 1-3, 2016.

<p>Nailympia London 2015 featured three days of nail competitions across 11 categories.</p>

Nailympia London 2015 featured three days of nail competitions across 11 categories.

<p>This fantastical 3-D design was created at Nailympia London.</p>

This fantastical 3-D design was created at Nailympia London.

<p>Katie Jane Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON, created nail looks for Temperley London and Sister by Sibling at London Fashion Week fall/winter 2015.</p>

Katie Jane Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON, created nail looks for Temperley London and Sister by Sibling at London Fashion Week fall/winter 2015.

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<p>Glitter gel-polish manicures are popular at The Violet Butterfly in Glastonbury, England.</p>
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Glitter gel-polish manicures are popular at The Violet Butterfly in Glastonbury, England.

<p>Nailympia London nail designs rival those from other competitions around the globe.</p>
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Nailympia London nail designs rival those from other competitions around the globe.

<p>As evidence of nails&rsquo; surge in popularity in 2013, shopping center Exchange Ilford in Essex County hosted a Nail Art Festival that year. The free two-day event celebrated nail art via curated displays, demos, speaker sessions, and an interactive contest.</p>
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As evidence of nails’ surge in popularity in 2013, shopping center Exchange Ilford in Essex County hosted a Nail Art Festival that year. The free two-day event celebrated nail art via curated displays, demos, speaker sessions, and an interactive contest.

<p>The Violet Butterfly has three therapy rooms, each furnished in neutral tones with a splash of violet.</p>
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The Violet Butterfly has three therapy rooms, each furnished in neutral tones with a splash of violet.

<p>The next Nailympia London will be held October 1-3, 2016.</p>
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The next Nailympia London will be held October 1-3, 2016.

<p>Nailympia London 2015 featured three days of nail competitions across 11 categories.</p>
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Nailympia London 2015 featured three days of nail competitions across 11 categories.

<p>This fantastical 3-D design was created at Nailympia London.</p>
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This fantastical 3-D design was created at Nailympia London.

<p>Katie Jane Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON, created nail looks for Temperley London and Sister by Sibling at London Fashion Week fall/winter 2015.</p>
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Katie Jane Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON, created nail looks for Temperley London and Sister by Sibling at London Fashion Week fall/winter 2015.

Gain insight into the nail industry in the U.K. This slideshow accompanies the fourth story in NAILS’ InternatioNAIL series: United Kingdom: Booming Growth — And a Few Growing Paints.

Read about the U.K. here.

You'll find the entire series here.