Every day is the perfect opportunity to try some bold and blingy designs. Your clients might not walk into the salon hoping to try this nail look, but that doesn’t mean you can’t suggest it. Stock up on your jewel-tone nail polish colors, and get ready to create nail art that pops and sparkles.
Here are some top colors, gems and designs to help you bring the bling this season.
Top Jewel-Tone Nail Polish Colors
Emerald green is a deep yet vivid shade of green that resembles the Irish countryside. This rich jewel-tone color looks sophisticated on any hand.
The word “sapphire” comes from the Greek word sappheiros, which means “blue color.” Use this rich, vibrant shade of blue to design a bright, eye-catching look. Combined with gems or embellishments, this color will turn heads.
Ruby red is a deep, blue-toned red similar to crimson. Representing monarchical power, ruby red looks regal as a gel polish, and your clients can rock it with either a matte or a shiny topcoat — it’s that versatile.
Top 3 Jewels to Use on Nails
Pearls are perfect for wedding manicures and other special occasions. For elegant pearl accents, select them in a wide assortment of sizes and shapes. Start with a pearl-white base coat and embed a pearl among some translucent gems. Seal with a topcoat, and your client will be nail-cam ready.
Diamonds are everyone’s best friend. They can make any nail design look extravagant. To create a diamond-encrusted style, start with a base coat of your client’s choosing. Then adhere faux (or real!) diamonds to the nails using dots of acrylic. You can’t go wrong with a couple carats.
Sapphires can add a striking touch to an otherwise minimalist nail look. Start with a gel base, and then apply designs with your acrylic paints. Use the sapphires to create bold, colorful accents. Apply on the tips of the nails, arrange in patterns on the nail and apply to the lunula. Seal with a topcoat and cure for a show-stopping final look.
Top 3 Jewel Designs
A Simple Accent
Glam up an otherwise plain manicure with a blingy jewel-accented nail. Start with a loud, lively polish, and then adhere gems to one nail to create an eye-catching accent.
No matter the occasion — or even if there is no occasion at all — nothing beats a blinged-out manicure. For this bedazzled look, start with a sheer base coat. Grab your glue and start adding jewels to the nails — and don’t hold back. Design a different, but complementary pattern on each nail. This style is perfect for the confident client who wants the ultimate sparkle.
Ever since the world was reintroduced to the half-moon manicure, nail artists everywhere have been upgrading the look. Add jewel embellishments to the lunula of the nail to keep the style trendy and hot. For even more sparkle, start with a chunky glitter polish.
Jewel embellishments and jewel-tone nail polish colors take manicures to the next level. With a little creativity, the right nail color and lots of glue, you can create a jewel-inspired look fit for royalty.