Come, Colour Me Pretty

  • Prachi Rawat, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2014 12:04 IST

When you meet someone, what do you notice first? Apart from physical atrributes such as height, personality and hairstyle, we shake hands with people and can’t help but notice their hands too.

Women love clean, shapely and sparkling nails. Bright nail paints with sparkles, glitters or stones can add the oomph factor to any look. Beautifying nails was earlier restricted only to a single colour of nail polish but trends now speak a different story. Brighter hues say a lot more about your personality.

Nail art is in vogue not only among youngsters but also the older generation. Spring/summer trends were reflected in nail designs too which boasted of 3D floral designs, neon shades, water marble, tie and dye and ombre stripes.

With the upcoming wedding and festive season, trends in nail art echo of a lot of glitter and rhinestones with moody shades of maroon, blue, green and gold nail lacquer.

Throughout the festive season, tricity salons get overbooked for nail art. Women take appointments days ahead to look their best on special occasions.

Harkiran Singha, owner of one of the city salons, throws light at the cost of nail art starting from Rs 20 per nail for simple designs to Rs 200 per nail depending upon the customer’s requirements.

But the possibility of spending money and devoting time to parlours is not feasible for everyone. Shivani Rawat, 19, and Honey Chamoli, 20, students of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, believe in DIY and use shades which are topped with 3D nail stickers bought from local cosmetic shops ranging from Rs 30 per pack to Rs 60 per pack which lasts for two to three days. In the festive season, they apply dark-coloured nail lacquer with a glittery skyline.

Hemlata Rawat, 37, a teacher in Allen Institue of Chandigarh, Sector 34A, does not get time after work because she has to look after her kids. So occasionally she buys point glitters or stickers from local stores and decorates her nails on her own.

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