While trend-hunting at the recent Cape Town Professional Beauty Expo, I came across an interesting looking stand. Trendy Nail Wraps can be applied on natural nails (Get Nailed) or as tips with gel or acrylic nails (Pro Cut).
|Martin was kind enough to do a demo for me – it took him no more than 90 seconds to apply this one on my thumb|
Now as a rule I
vom in my mouth cringe very indiscreetly when I see nail art, and I would never have chosen this design for myself, but the concept is pretty cool. Stickers are peeled from a sheet, cut to size, heated with a tiny hair dryer, applied and smoothed on. They last 5-10 days on hands (mine started peeling slightly at the inner edge on day 7 – amongst other things it survived dishwater, massage oil and acetone) and longer on the toes. If you want to remove, you simply heat with a hair dryer to soften the ‘glue’ and peel off – most impressed with the ZERO damage my nail suffered.
I will soon update you on where in your area you can find a nail bar or salon that offers Trendy Nail Wraps, but in the meanwhile, here are some low res images I borrowed from their site to show you just how cool it is.