From newbies whose handpainting skills are a little shaky to veterans who can whip up museum-worthy nail masterpieces in minutes, we’ve seen professional nail techs of all levels taking a little help where they can get it — from easy-to-use nail art stamping kits. The increasing popularity of nail stamps among professional salon workers is explained by Joanne Cho, a Konad U.S.A. representative. “The ease and speed of using Konad allows nail techs to be more efficient with their time per client,” she says. “Also, the nail tech doesn’t have to worry about if the next nail is going to look different from the previous.”
BundleMonster, which sells a wide variety of beauty and fashion accessories, launched its first collection of nail stamping plates in spring 2010. It launched a second set in 2011 and has plans for a third set this year “due to popular demand,” says Carol Wu, the company’s vice president of marketing.
Due to the stamps’ ease of use, Wu suggests an additional idea for nail stamps in salons. “Nail stamping would actually be very attractive as a party package for salons that offer those type of services. ‘Nail stamping parties’ for a group of young girls where the salon offers the polishes, plates, and tools for customers to design their own nails for a set price would be a good idea to try.”