Over the last few years, nail art fans have put their digits through velvet, ombre, plaid, studs, jewels, fishnets, caviar, chalk, charms, magnetic polish and more. The latest nail art kits by British company Ciaté involve sealing real feathers onto fingertips and painting on denim-toned polish, complete with grommets and adhesive seams.
Although there have been rumblings about nail art fatigue, the emergence of jewelry-like nail shields and increasingly unusual and easy-to-apply nail embellishments seems to signal that decadent talons are here to stay. Given the never-ending obsession with hand-held digital devices, fingernails remain in the spotlight. So no surprise that nail art has been elevated to the next level of luxury.
"There's been buzz about a backlash in nail art," says Fawn Dixon, owner of Chi Nail Bar & Organic Spa in Beverly Hills, frequented by celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Willow Smith and Kiernan Shipka. "But in our shop, we've seen more of a resurgence. Clients are asking for even more intricate designs and coming in with specific requests."
Dixon predicts that lace and hand-drawn and 3-D designs will be popular this fall.
Source : http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-nailart-20130908-story.html