Latoya Grindley, Staff Reporter
If you are in search of that one thing that will make you feel ultra feminine or is representative of your personality and style, then perhaps 'dressing' up your nails is the way to go.
For women, experimenting with designs and colours is not just limited to fashion, and make-up is no longer the only way to express your style, as the world of nails has opened up new and interesting possibilities.
A nail technician for eight years, Njari Carr of Ethnicity Beauty Concepts says the outcome of a perfectly done nail is highly dependent on the craft and skill of the technician.
"You really have to be creative as people are not necessarily interested in the process, but the outcome. I keep up to date and do my research and apply my creativity and artistic skills," she told Flair.
Artistic by nature, she also does paintings. Campbell notes that having a great eye for detail and always ensuring clean lines and patterns, make a huge difference in the outcome of designs.
Like trends in colours, which become more popular with specific seasons, there has been the infiltration of nail shapes, designs and patterns to suit from the most conservative to exuberant personalities. And according to Carr, there are specific arts and five shapes that are currently trending.
"Quite popular now in nail shapes are stilettos, lipstick, round, square and slant. As for the art and colour, there is the tribal design, animal print, nude and solid colours for the more conservative, metallic and bold colours."
Deciding on the colour and design of choice is often dictated by personality, occasion, and even religion. But there are ways to strike a balance with just a touch of oomph to change up a regular look.
"For persons who are afraid to experiment or are restricted for various reasons, one nail can be selected or half of a nail to feature a design. The index or 'married' fingers are the most popular ones."
To get you up to date with some of the trends in nail shapes, colours and designs, the Flair team sought the assistance of Njari Carr, who skilfully demonstrated her skills.
Take a look and be inspired!
Ethnicity Beauty Concepts has been relocated to Brynmawr Avenue, off Constant Spring Road. Telephone: 472-0524. Operating on an appointment basis, it is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., and Sundays, 10-5 p.m.
Find it on Facebook and Twitter @ebc_nails.