Manicure Trends for 2014

09 May Posted by in Blog, Manicure | Comments Off on Manicure Trends for 2014

manicure trendsWhen you look at your nails, do you think “wow” or do you sigh in disgust? This spring and summer, don’t let your nails get you down and get a manicure that will keep them looking nice. Your nails are an important part of your outfit and many people will notice them. Think about it for a second. Whenever you hand off paperwork, point to something you want, or shake hands with someone, your nails are visible and someone is always looking at them. Proper nail care can keep them looking beautiful and you feeling confident.


Shellac is a popular choice in nail care today and many people choose to use it. It is a combination of gel and nail polish, which creates a natural look to your nails. The Shellac is not stiff and it has some flexibility to it and shines like beautifully maintained nails.

People that have Shellac put on their nails will have them dried under a UV light to help set the Shellac. It takes typically a few minutes to dry them.

If you are looking for an all-natural look, consider Shellac for your nails.

French Manicure

A French manicure is often desired by many individuals and the look is pretty. Your nails will appear natural and well maintained. You can choose from beige, pink, or nude bases with a white tip. The color is applied by your trained manicurist and she will evenly apply the color to get you the desired look you want.

It is important to make sure all of your lines are straight and that the tip is done perfectly, otherwise your nails will appear sloppy and will not look good.

Artificial Nails

Artificial nails, often referred to as acrylic nails, are another popular choice among women. Some women enjoy this type of manicure because they can pair it with nail art and really make a statement. With this type of manicure, you really never have to worry about how long your nails are to look good.

Acrylic nails are made by mixing together a powder and your manicurist will brush the powder over your nails. Your acrylic nails can then adjusted the way you want them and decorated for any event. It is important to remember that these nails require upkeep as they grow out.

Gel Nails

Gel nails are ideal for many women and the consistency is similar to a traditional nail polish. The gel is applied to your nails by your nail technician and she may even use appliques to help extend and lengthen your nails.

Once the coats of gel have been applied, your nails will then need to dry under a UV light to help them harden. This type of nail will hold color longer than acrylic nails and lasts a bit longer as well.

Nail Polish

Traditional nails polishes are always hot and you do not have to get any type of specific treatments performed on your nails. Some people prefer to have sexy, natural nails all the way. Some of the hottest colors this year are melons, nudes, and reds.

Nail polish is applied directly to your natural nail and then followed by a top coat to help seal in the color. You will love the natural look and it helps keep your nails healthy.

Head to the Salon

Start heading over to the salon or spa facility near you and get yourself a manicure. Your nails could use it and you will feel better about the way they look.