Your nail are a necessary part of your whole bridal look. A good manicure is essential to complement your entire bridal outfit. After all, your nails will be in full view during the exchange of wedding rings, or when your photographer takes close-up photos of your bouquet.
Getting the right bridal nail is the key to achieve that perfect look on your wedding day. With so many options out there, it is easy to say than to choose the right nail art design. Most nail technicians report that brides-to-be come to them with questions like, what kind of nails should I get for my wedding? Should I get fake nails for my wedding? And what color should I paint my nails?
In this article, we seek to answer these three fundamental questions.
What bridal nail should you get for your Wedding?
If you are looking for practicality, then you should consider longer-lasting nails that do not chip easily. These are the gel nails, dip manicure, and shellac gel nails.
The gel polish has a liquid gel formula. It is usually applied directly to the nails. The nails are then exposed to ultraviolet light to harden the polish onto nails. The result is a smooth glossy finish. Gel nail polish can last up to two weeks without chips, which means you won’t have to worry about touching up your nails again before or during your honeymoon.
The Shellac gel polish is a blend between regular polish and gel polish. The fact that it contains gel means that it lasts longer than the regular polish, but it can also chip faster than gel polish. Just like with gel polish, you would require ultraviolet light to harden the polish onto your nails. Shellac is also easy to remove. All you will need is an acetone-based remover that is specific for shellac nails.
The dip manicure can last longer than both, Shellac and gel. It does not require any ultraviolet light, this option applies an adhesive polish to your nails and then dip it in pigmented powder. Since the pigmented powder attaches to the adhesive polish, your nails remain protected from damage. To remove dip manicure, you need to soak your fingers in acetone which can damage your nails. Therefore, you should get help from a licensed nail technician.
Another option is fake nails, also known as acrylics. This technique places artificial nail extensions over your nails. Acrylics can cause damage to your natural nails if left on for too long or are done wrong. They can also easily break if they are too long. It, therefore, begs the question:
Should you get fake nails for your wedding?
If you are looking to rock long nails on your wedding day, acrylics are the way to go. It lies over your nails, providing a large canvas to experiment with dramatic ombre bridal nail designs.
You could experiment it with different shapes and lengths, for example, short or oval nails. These nails are very durable and can last for up to three weeks. To avoid damage to your nails, remove the acrylics two weeks after application. You can also reduce the length to minimize the risk of breakage.
Keep in mind that using gels or acrylics could potentially ruin your nails, if they are not done right. You could opt for the regular polish instead. The downside is that your nails will chip faster. You will probably need to redo before your honeymoon.
Figuring out the type of nails to wear is one thing. Having to decide which color to have on your nails is another.
What color should a Bride paint her nails?
The color of your nails are influenced by so many elements of your bridal look. From the color of your wedding dress to your accessories, to your make-up and hair. Some colors look and feel more natural bridal than others. Examples include nude, champagne, peach, red, and the classic French manicure.
Silver accessories usually go well with nude or blush pink. Gold accessories, on the other hand, would go well with champagne or light peach. However, don’t limit your choices to these colors as a bride. You could choose dark colors, edgy colors if that’s your poison.
In conclusion, what nail art you decide to go with on your wedding usually boils down to your personal preference. If you prefer a simple look, then gels and dip manicures are a great way to go.
On the other hand, acrylics provide a lot of space to experiment with ombre designs and other nail art. If you are still doubting, consider looking for a nail technician support to make the right choice.