Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Minx Nails - Hot Nail Trend for 2010

Many of you may be very familiar with this technique but then they’re maybe some of you who aren’t. This has got to be one of the hottest tends for this year; we saw it on the runways at Bryant Park during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and we have spotted some of the biggest names in the business sporting this great nail trend. Just to name a few Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna doesn't get any bigger than that.

We decided to do some homework on this great new Nail art trend and thought we would find-out how this is done.

Well here is a little information on the technique:

The tiny sticker-like pieces flooded the market, making the newest design available for the great public. The process basically follows an ordinary nail care session. First the canvas for the nail art is prepared and spared from any nail polish residues or natural oils. For the successful sticking the cuticles are handled and the minx carefully selected.

The application method is simple and quick; the minx is a 2-4 millimeter thick film that is cut to the size of the nails. Then it is applied with the help of a heat-activated adhesive or warmed up beforehand under a lamp and then placed as a simple sticker to the nails.

The pattern and color palette are unlimited, raging from the portrayal of president Obama to famous brands and comic characters. The point is to find the one that reflect the personality of the wearer.

As the quintessential accessory of the year it can be paired with both casual and ultra-formal outfits. You can opt for the mono-colored as well as rainbow colored ones. Moreover nowadays more and more people engage into turning their own photos into stylish Minx nail stickers. Favorite pets, telling signs, polka dots and zebra stripes as well as artists glimpse back from the nails.

Besides the aesthetic pleasure this nail art has other benefits. You'll more than probably avoid any smudging, or other damages. Moreover you won't have to wait hours until you can touch anything. With your manicured nails; those who prefer the green and more eco-friendly beauty tricks will find this technique perfect to have some a sophisticated manicure. Now we did get a few cons that some salon owner stated such as Merci Johnston Bechman of Maryland stated "she found that the minx stayed better on natural nails and that if you applied the technique to acyclic nails you would have to do a shellac which turned out to be a problem".  We didn't get to many negatives in speaking with several salon owners in different parts of the United States. 

We have a few reputable Salons that we were able to speak with and would love for you to visit if you are in the area:

Atlanta, GA
Owner: Sharlinda Parker - Minx Certified
2 Tu La 2 Nails
375 Pharr Road
Ste 212
Atlanta, GA 30305
Price Range: Manicures $55.00 application only $45.00
Pedicures: $70.00 application only $55.00
Takes about 35min or more

NW Washington, DC
Owner: Misha Parham
Sassy Nail Salon & SPA
6910 4th Street
NW Washington, DC 20012
4 Technicians Minx Certified
Price Range: Manicures: $55.00
Pedicures: $70.00

Philadelphia, PA
Owner: Christie
Christie's Nails & Tanning
4436 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Minx Certified Technicians
Price Range: Manicures: $45.00-$50.00
Pedicures: $65.00 and up

New York, NY
Owner: Irene Mahon- Minx Certified
Fifi International Nail Salon
47 W. 57 Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
4 Minx Certified Technicians
Price Range: Manicures: $50.00 takes about 1 hour
Pedicures: $65.00 takes about 1 hour

Dallas, TX
Owner: Janell- Minx Certified
Janell Exclusive Beauty Studio
11909 Preston Road, Ste 6
Dallas, TX 75230
Price Range: Manicures: $45.00 takes about 1 hour
Pedicures: $55.00 takes about 11/2hours

Chicago, IL
Owner: Erin - Minx Certified
A Simply Beautiful You
1255 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Price Range: Manicures: $65.00 takes about 1 hour
Pedicures: $65.00 takes about 1 hour

When you go for your next nail appointment ask you Nail Technician if she/he is Minx Certified and how long they have been doing the techniques you don't want to end up with a bad manicure.

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