With the country just starting to open up after a months-long lockdown, chances are you may not feel all that comfortable hitting up your local salon just yet. The good news is, there have never been more options to choose from for an at-home mani.
While it's a real treat to get an in-salon manicure, doing your own nails in the comfort of your home has a number of benefits, too. For starters, the cost-savings is no joke. At $50 a pop for a professional manicure at a frequency of once per month, you're looking at an annual spend of $600. Second, doing your own manicure can be downright therapeutic: It's like an art project, but one you get to take with you wherever you go! So, if you're planning to dive into the at-home mani game, these eight products will help ensure a professional end result.
We're glad that everyone is limiting their social contact at the moment, but it's tough. With so much uncertainty and fear in the air, we're missing our creature comforts — you know, like those mani-pedis — even more than usual.
As the temperatures begin to rise, it's not only time to switch out the items in your wardrobe (bye, bye sweaters!). It's also time to usher in some new nail colors for all your spring manis and pedis. Brittney Boyce, LA-based nail artist, says pops of color are big for spring 2020, adding that neutrals are also in style. In terms of nail art? She says glass French extensions and abstract manis are all the rage right now. Meanwhile, Mar y Sol Inzerillo, celebrity nail expert, like pastel yellow and classic white for spring 2020. Finally, Deborah Lippmann, celebrity manicurist, says, "There is such a trend right now to wear multiple shades on your nails."
Heading into a nail salon can sometimes be a bit of a gamble. Not just in the sense that the technicians may or may not be able to deliver a high-quality manicure or pull off the design you're going for, but in terms of offering a hygienic setting. Let's face it: nail salons can be germ warzones. There are bare feet everywhere, tools that have the potential to draw blood (even if only by accident), and ample opportunity for double dipping (quite literally). To ensure you're in a clean and reputable nail salon, follow this advice.
Who else here loves doing their nails for Valentine's Day? No matter what your relationship status happens to be, it's a fun way to celebrate the holiday. Here are 19 of our favorite Valentine's Day nail art ideas; ranging from the sweetest, cutesiest heart confetti to cool, mod black hearts that are as dark as your soul.
We talk a lot about what nail polish colors are trending according to the season, or which styles are on their way to retirement or have made a comeback (the French mani, anyone?), but we'd be remiss to not discuss the foundation of it all... your actual nails. Yes, when it comes down to it, your nail health matters more than any of the above. We asked nail pros to share their favorite products for healthier nails — these are their picks.
If there's a queen of hand-drawn nail art, it might just be Hang Nguyen (aka @thehangedit). All of her designs are breathtaking — though her holiday nail art is especially on-point. From teensy-tiny ornaments rendered in minute detail to Santa hat-wearing penguins, her festive nail art designs are a real delight. Click through to see some of our favorites.
It's the most wonderful time of the year — to stock up on the latest and greatest beauty products, that is. Spoil your giftees rotten with things they wouldn't normally buy themselves (but totally deserve). Keep reading; we've got a list of the best beauty stocking stuffers — at every price point — for everyone on your list.
No long nails? No problem. You can still create dazzling nail art on those 10 mini-canvases. Whether you a) struggle to grow your nails, b) can't function with a talon-like manicure, c) prefer a short shape, or d) all of the above, there are plenty of nail art designs that work with the nail length you do have.
While we absolutely love to get seriously festive for the holiday season, there also comes a point when... enough is enough, you know? And if you book your nail appointment and request an intricate holiday-themed design on your nails, you're essentially stuck with it until the holiday madness is over (aka long after the novelty has worn off).
It feels like every time I go to the salon for a manicure, my nail polish chips almost immediately. It's pretty frustrating, which is why I've basically given up wasting money on getting my nails done professionally. And while gel manis definitely last, they're expensive and leave my nails feeling brittle and dry, so they're not something I like to get regularly.
Look, we all love sporting vibrant, shiny nails... but we don't love the harmful chemicals that often come with them. Luckily, you don't have to compromise your health for an impeccable manicure — because more and more brands are going toxin-free. Keep reading to see a few of our top choices, from Deborah Lippmann to Zoya.
It's officially the time witches and ghoulish girls wait all year for: Halloween. It's tempting to want to get your scare on right this minute... however, unless you're working at a haunted pumpkin patch, strong Halloween makeup and nails can look out of place — especially in conservative, less spooktacular work environments.
We've got good news for the nail-obsessed crew: splashy colors and bold, funky nail art is officially back, and we've got some major inspiration for you from the NYFW spring/summer 2020 runways. From graphic negative space at Ulla Johnson with Paintbox, to metal adornments a la JINSoon at Tibi, to 90s Saved by the Bell look from Essie at Jeremy Scott, there's no shortage of fun looks to try in the upcoming weeks and months.
Visiting the nail salon bi-weekly can get very expensive. But it's totally understandable — especially since intricate nail art can be tough to pull off if you're not a pro. Perfectly painting nails can already be very challenging — after all, you're already drawing thin lines and fine details on such a small canvas!
Here at TotalBeauty, we take nail art very seriously. And if you're as big of a fan as we are, you've probably noticed that abstract nail art is having A Moment. And for good reason: These colorful designs are a fun way to rock your freedom of expression, literally right at your fingertips. The modern motifs are often categorized by utilizing geometric shapes, negative space, minimalist designs, vibrant uses of colors and abstract representations of, well, pretty much anything. There are even some amazing nail art ideas directly inspired by famous works of art.
Finding out that your nail polish is already chipping after just a day sucks. Whether you go to a salon for a manicure sesh or you do it on your own, a fast-chipping mani can feel like a waste of money and time: All that effort to make your nails look, gone in an instant. Unless you've got a gel manicure, having your nail polish last chip-free past the one week mark seems impossible... or is it?
With festival season on the horizon, music enthusiasts everywhere are gearing up to spend the weekend seeing their favorite bands live (and dancing the night away). Make no mistake, your Instagram feed is about to be flooded with babes decked out in 70s-inspired getups in big fields full of people, food, and fun.