In India, brides from most communities wear bright jewel-toned shades during ceremonies and are laden with embellishments. A well-conceptualised nail design should add to the look while lending a fun edge to the elaborate bridal attire. As Sonia Srivastava, owner of Tips and Toes, says, “For brides, nail technicians must hold special consultations to find out what kind of outfits they are wearing and work with those colours.” Both Sonia and Amyn Manji, Director of NailSpa Experience, agree that most brides favour diamantes and glitter for their nails. 3D flowers and feathers are other popular ingredients.
A popular trend on the runways as well as the streets, nail art techniques are becoming steadily easier to achieve in the comforts of one’s home. While India may have woken up to the allure of nail art somewhat late, it has caught up with ease. According to Sonia, Indian nail services are at par with the West as most of the products are sourced from high-end international brands.