PULLING INSPIRATION FOR NAIL DESIGNS

Have you ever wondered where people who wear nail art get their ideas and inspiration from? Clients often ask us, “Do people show you a picture from Instagram? Pinterest? Do they bring you their own ideas? How do they think of or where do they get their ideas?”. It is true that often people will present to us photos of other current nail designs. Clients will also alter designs or mix and match different designs to create their own. If you’re looking to advance to the next level of inspiration and are bored of the trending art you are seeing lately, read on for some advice on how to see with your nail art goggles on!

Inspiration surrounds us. It is literally everywhere. ANYTHING could be a nail design. Let’s start with clothing and fashion as our muse. Patterns on shirts are proving to be successful in transferring to your nails. You already know it is wearable and they are often just enough interest without being overpowering. Take a look at these examples.

This is a great example of a design that is loosely based off the inspiration. It gives you the overall vibe without being confined to the exacts.

This is a great example of a design that is loosely based off the inspiration. It gives you the overall vibe without being confined to the exacts.

The pattern on this shirt was already a really cool abstract design. On nails it’s even cooler!

The pattern on this shirt was already a really cool abstract design. On nails it’s even cooler!

Less is more in some cases and it rings especially true in this design. Clean and oh so chic.

Less is more in some cases and it rings especially true in this design. Clean and oh so chic.

Continuing on the subject of fashion, we have also seen some rad handbags offer up inspiring looks.

Taking the most interesting portion of this clutch and making it the focal part of this manicure is what it’s all about!

Taking the most interesting portion of this clutch and making it the focal part of this manicure is what it’s all about!

Wow! This bag is a work of art to begin with. Obviously a great choice for nails!

Wow! This bag is a work of art to begin with. Obviously a great choice for nails!

Now that you’ve seen some designs from what you wear, let’s move on to designs that come from the printed form. Imagery from brochures, greeting cards, paper goods, and even art prints are all great places to pull from. If you see something that is beautiful, you love to look at it, and it just makes you happy inside, why not wear it on your nails and enjoy that image every day!? Images can range from things that are simply fun to look at to things that offer a deeper meaning for you. We have seen anything from people’s personal business brands as daily reminders to continue to follow their dreams or even running marathon logos to motivate and empower them to push through the race.

Rifle Paper Co. has been a constant inspiration for our clients. We can’t get enough of it!

Rifle Paper Co. has been a constant inspiration for our clients. We can’t get enough of it!

Theme your nails to your adventures!

Theme your nails to your adventures!

How cute is this? Our very own Carla had her nail art inspired by her son’s drawing of their family.

How cute is this? Our very own Carla had her nail art inspired by her son’s drawing of their family.

So now that we have shed some light on the possibilities that surround you, let’s see some of your inspiration come through! But before you go, here is one more fun inspiration to indulge in.

Like we said, be inspired by the things that make you happy inside!

Like we said, be inspired by the things that make you happy inside!