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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!

Featured

MEET THE GIRL BOSS BEHIND HELLO BIRDIE

Owner Cindy Cate pictured in North Park

Owner Cindy Cate pictured in North Park

We're honored and excited to have been featured in this months issue of Locale Magazine.  Click here for the whole story - and thanks for your support, Birdie Babes!

PACIFIC MAGAZINE'S BEST PEDICURE

Birdies of Paradise Pedicure

Birdies of Paradise Pedicure

We are thrilled to be included in this months Pacifc Magazine!  Now offering our "Birdies of Paradise" manicure and pedicure.  Using indie skincare line Sara Elizabeth Skincare its our most luxurious pedicure yet!  Click on the following link to read the write up!  "Best Foot Forward..."

Nail Art

TIE DYE TO DIE FOR

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Here's a close look at some tie dye inspired nail art by Moka!  Loving the festival vibes of this nail design.  Moka is best known for her complex nail art at Hello Birdie.  Head over to her Instagram @mokareese to see more of her work!  

Promotions

STEP ASIDE BLACK FRIDAY, HERE COMES SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

Happy Holidays Birdie Babes!!!  Get your Besties, Baes, BF's, BFF's, etc. a gift certificate this holiday season!  We are now offering a GOGO promotion!  That's right GOGO...GIVE ONE GET ONE!!!  When you GIVE a $50 gift certificate, you will GET a $10 gift certificate just for you!  Offer ends December 31st, 2016!   If you come in this weekend you will also enjoy the following product discounts.

10% off all Smith & Cult inventory at Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab

Then pop over to The Lab A Salon next door for 30% off all L'Oreal Professional hair care products.  

Lapis Lazuli nail art by Ashley

Lapis Lazuli nail art by Ashley

Product promotions officially start on Black Friday and end on Cyber Monday!

Thank you for shopping small and thanks for your continued support, it means the world to us!

Events

WINNERS OF CITYBEAT'S BEST OF SAN DIEGO AWARDS 2016

Thanks to those of you for your votes and support in making Hello Birdie Nail and Lash Lab the winner for San Diego City Beat's Best Of 2016 awards!  We are honored and proud to have been your number one choice this year!  

Hello Birdie salon owner Cindy Cate

Hello Birdie salon owner Cindy Cate