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French manicures are popular and classy but glitter effects, acrylic nail colours, floral motifs and patterns are in vogue this season reports Yamini Dhyani.
By Yamini Dhyani | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2008 03:30 PM IST

While French manicures may still be popular for those who want to keep it classy, glitter effects, acrylic nail colours and floral motifs and patterns are in vogue this season.

Dr. Kavita Sheth of Kavi's Nail care says, "French manicures are for people who want to keep it sober and simple, but designs on well manicured nails look great too. A design on your nails can be lasting, so be sure you know what you want get done."

Nehrun of Nail Bar says that the new trend is to dress nails in two shades, the base is a light shade and the nail tips are darker. But for parties and the glam look, people also opt for glitter and stones. "Colours like gold and silver, which look stylish are popular too," she adds.

What's in: Piercings on nails are for those who like to experiment. While delicate objects attached on the nails look cool and different, there may be some trouble managing them, cautions Sheth.

If you want to get a temporary wacky nail art design, go for a built in French manicure. This allows you to peel off the top layer of the wacky design under which there is a French manicure.

For a long lasting designs on your nails, apply a clear coat of clear nail paint over it every alternate day. "This will give your nails a glow and give them a refreshing look," says Seth.

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