Nail Art is nothing new but equally is not that commonplace either, normally reserved for party or special occasions, it is a branch of beauty that has not fully caught on by the masses. Agim Salon is going to have a look at nail art this week and if it is your scene or are thinking about trying it out, we will maybe offer a little inspiration.

Nail varnish and colorings have been available for decades so the act of applying a liquid to your finger or toe nails is probably nothing new but have you been adventurous enough to do more than simply apply an even coat of a single color?

From a basic two color pattern to the more exotic patterns, nail art opens the door to nearly endless possibilities with the colors available; the other essential ingredients are your imagination and a few basic tools.

Obviously you need to have a base coating on the nails, whichever color you want but ideally something that contrasts well with the color(s) you intend to use for the artwork.

To create relatively simple designs as shown above you can use a small dotting tool, needle, spotter brush or even a toothpick. Try to avoid overloading whichever tool you use as it is easier to build up than to remove everything and start over.

Creating more complex designs (as shown below) is certainly not for the novice but with patience and practice you could become quite proficient, perhaps good enough to offer your services to friends, family or anyone else with a passion for stunning looking nails

Even from this small sample of designs it is obvious there is no limit to what creations are possible.

If you do not have the time or patience to create exciting designs for yourself, or your nails are not long enough, you can still have incredible looking nails as acrylic nails or artificial nail extensions are readily available hosting a multitude of designs and colors.