Nail art is a way to make your own personal statement as well as turn your nails into the hottest fashion accessories around. In Nail Art Sourcebook, you will find hundreds of ideas for designs using a full range of effects, all of which you can do yourself or take to a nail technician to execute professionally. The sourcebook opens with an introduction that covers the basic techniques and tools you'll need to re-create the designs, including how-to steps on adding adornments such as glitter, gemstones and foils as well as methods for stencilling, stamping and three-dimensional work. A nail art gallery of over 500 designs, organized thematically, follows, with themes that vary from graphic stripes, chevrons and dots to floral and nature motifs, as well as tribal patterns and animal prints. Not only is nail art a great way to enhance your look for a special occasion or make a fashion statement, it's a fulfilling way to explore your creative potential.
Pansy Alexander-Potter is a UK-based makeup artist and nail technician. After running a salon 'Nails to Go' in Kensington, London, Pansy worked as a beauty psychologist. Mineko Sugita is a qualified nail technician and runs her own nail salon in North London where she specializes in creating hand-made nail tips. Sophie Harris-Greenslade aka The Illustrated Nail is a hugely sought-after nail professional with a host of celebrity clients including Rihanna, M.I.A., Rita Ora, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Scherzinger. Her blog (www.theillustratednail.tumblr.com), where she shares her designs, has quickly built up a worldwide following, placing her at the forefront of London's bespoke nail art scene. Nail artist Lucy Gronner is the founder and creative director of NailedIt UK, the UK's first and leading handpainted false nail brand inspired by fashion trends. Featured in national fashion magazines and loved by celebrities, the nails are available to buy worldwide. The website has also received two awards, including the coveted #WOW award from business mogul Jacqueline Gold.
Lucy Gronner, Mineko Sugita, Pansy Alexander, Sophie Harris-Greenslade