Nail Art is the art of styling your finger nails with decorative stencils, polish and patterns that are unique and artistic. The history of nail art reaches back to around early 3000 BC when the Chinese invented the first nail polish. This polish was really enamel, which would take several hours to dry and then be a pretty pinkish red tone. Around 1830s the first wooden sticks for manicures were invented in Europe. It was not until the 1920s that automotive paint inspired the modern nail polish that we know today. Soon afterward Revlon was born and nail industry blossomed into what we know it as today.
Today nail art ranges from the simplest French manicure to designs and art by world renowned artists that paint and sculpt unique design directly upon each nail. The techniques and tools used to accomplish these wonderful nail masterpieces are dotting tools, stamping plates which are similar to plating, nail polish, and even the classic wooden sticks are still used to manicure and mix paints.
The most technically advanced form of nail art is the use of special computerized digital printers that print designs and patterns that would not be possible otherwise or would be much more expensive for an artist to do it by hand. This technology is definitely the future for nail art and will allow women to finally be able to affordably design their nails as the ultimate accessory. They will be able to match their nails to their wardrobes, sense of style and personality that was never before possible.
Today with the improvement of nail polish quality that last longer and chip less, and technology used to embellish ones nails makes the possibilities and styles available seem endless. One must only have imagination, skills as an artist or a checkbook big enough to keep up with your nail art hobby to have amazing nails that extends ones personality.
Nail art stamping and dotting tools are really inexpensive and can be bought at local supply stores or online stores. With these tools you will be able to become a do it yourself expert. With some time, patience and learned skill you will be able to create your own nail art
There are many online tutorials and videos on YouTube that you can easily follow and learn how you can do some amazing styles quite easily. Nail polishes today run in many price ranges including prices around 1.50 to 20 dollars. There is a big gap in price and quality but I would highly recommend you buy nail polishes that are free from harmful chemicals that can be toxic to your body. I would look for nail polish such as the ones manufactured from the brands Deborah Lippmann, OPI, Zoya, China Glaze and other similar companies that make big three free.