Want a creative way to jazz up your nails for the summer? Read on
Gelish magnetic nails: step-by-step 1 ‘First, we clean and remove the shine from the nail’s natural surface. For thorough dehydration of the nail, we apply something called pH Bond.’
2‘Once the Magneto colour is chosen, we apply
a thin layer from the cuticle to the end of the nail, remembering to seal the edges.’
3 ‘The nails are then placed under an LED light for 30 seconds, before a second coat of Magneto colour is applied.’
4‘To start creating the magnetic effect, we take the magnetised cap and place it directly above the nail to begin creating a pattern.’
5 ‘The nails go back under the UV light, then we apply a coat of Top It Off to seal the design and replace under the LED light for a final 30 seconds.’
6 ‘Any residue is removed with Gelish cleanser. Manicure Dhs140, pedicure Dhs160. Sisters Beauty Lounge, The Village Mall (04 342 0787).
Four more looks to try Colour fade Swirling, fading and blended effects can be created using CND Additives powders, which come in a range of bright, bold colours and sparkling effects, inspired by current colour fade looks on the catwalk. Designs can be incorporated into a manicure using either the brand’s sculpting liquid and powder systems, Brisa Gel or Shellac. Shellac manicures from Dhs130, nail art from Dhs5 per nail. Galina’s Beauty Salon, Barsha (04 341 8851).
Studs Embrace the biker look with a range of studded nail styles at N.Bar, which can be applied over your favourite colour. Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, appliqués, charms and glitter also available. Manicures from Dhs70; from Dhs2 per stud. N.Bar, various locations including Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 346 1100).
Ombre You’ve seen how this works on hair: now salons are bringing the look to your hands too – and the best part is it works whatever your favourite colour. Manicures from Dhs70. N.Bar, various locations including Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah 1 (04 346 1100).
Graffiti Inspired by London’s urban street artists, this Ciaté Very Colourfoil Manicure, which comes with a paint pot, glue and metallic sheets, is available in three colour schemes: cream soda, peppermint and cupcake queen. Dhs160. Available at Sephora, Mall of the Emirates (04 434 2711).