Ideas for Simple Halloween Manicures and Nail Art Designs

Orange and black nail polish design for a Halloween manicure

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Are you interested in getting into the Halloween spirit with a spooky manicure? BeautyWorldNews.com has some Halloween nail art designs that are fairly simple to do. There are a range of colors and looks available that use nail polish or nail decals.

The October 31 holiday has no shortage of fun motifs to be used in nail designs. Some that are featured are spiders, skulls, and faux blood splatters. If you’re looking for inspiration for Halloween nail art designs, look no further!

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Should You Wear Nail Art at Work?

Some manicures and nail art are okay at work

The News & Observer has a helpful feature on the acceptability of sporting nail art at work. Is it appropriate to have your nails adorned with trinkets or even multi-colored designs while you’re at the office? Despite the advancement of nail art into everyday life, there are still some professional environments that require a more conservative approach to manicures.

Of course, well-groomed fingernails with attractive nail polish are welcome in nearly any workplace. And if you have a good understanding of your office culture, you will know what is and isn’t acceptable for your nails at work.

Nail Art for Men: Just How Popular Has It Become?

Nail art and manicures are for men as well as women

One growing trend in countries throughout the world is nail art for men. Decorating one’s nails is not something that just women do, and even males get creative when using polish or decals on their finger tips. Glamour Magazine has a comprehensive feature on the trend of male nail art in the UK. It features some nail designs worn by Snoop Dogg and discusses how it’s becoming much more common for men to go to nail salons and receive manicures. The article also contains tips for men such as using decals, negative space, and an accent nail in their designs.

If you’re interested in creating nail art for yourself or for a client, take a look at the nail art supply section of our store.

5 Unique Nail Polish Designs for Anyone

Unique Pink Nail Polish Design with Flowers

Over at the Parade Magazine website, there is a helpful article with five unique nail polish designs from nail expert Phuong Luu. These designs are anything but ordinary, and they include jeweled looks, polka dots, and other visually stunning works of nail art. There are pictures of each design, and Luu explains how they were done. Perhaps these can be inspiration for your next manicure!

Do You Know When the First Nail Salon Opened in the U.S.? A New Book Has the Answer to This Question and More

A Woman Having Her Nails Done in a Salon

The first nail salon in the U.S. opened way back in 1878, over 135 years ago! A new book, Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro, has the details on this salon–it was called Mrs. Cobb’s Manicure Parlor, was located on West 23rd Street in New York, and charged $1.25 for a manicure.

The New York Post has a review of the book, which not only discusses nails of the late 1800s, but also traces the history of nail salons and nail art all the way through to current times. The book appears to be a fun resource that explains the trends and circumstances that have led to nail polish fashions enjoying the immense popularity that they have today.

Can a Nail Salon Also Be a Man Cave?

On famous Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, a new nail salon has opened recently. Perhaps this doesn’t sound newsworthy, but what makes it interesting is that this salon caters to men. Called Hammer and Nails, the business has received pretty good reviews on Yelp and offers manicure and pedicure services ranging from $25 to $110. Racked.com has more details.

This nail shop is another indication that nail polish for men is becoming more popular and socially acceptable. What do you think? Does this seem like a sustainable business, or are manis and pedis for guys more of just a passing fad?