Nail Design in the Tie-Dye Technique
Tie-Dye nails are summer’s coolest trend. It is a knotty dyeing technique that is considered one of the oldest fabric ornaments. This print was used in ancient China and India, then it became one of the main style symbols of the hippies in America in the 70s, and now it is worn around the world. But if everyone understands how to transfer a similar pattern on clothes (it is necessary to fold the fabric in a certain way, tie it with a cord and dip it in the paint), then with manicures the situation is more complicated. Despite the fact that we are talking about colored stains, it is necessary to draw them accurately.
Manicurist Chelsea King, who has worked with Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and other stars, for example, says: this summer, the Tie-Dye nails are at the peak of popularity!
The Tie-Dye Nails
The big advantage of this nail art is that it looks beautiful on both long and short nails. At the same time, it looks boring and original – a must-have for anyone who is bored with monochrome nail art.
Colors of This Design
If you are longing for bright, saturated colors, then it’s time to dip your head, or rather your hands, into a riot of colors and make a manicure in the Tie-Dye technique with red, yellow, blue, green and purple lacquers. You can even take a neon. If you like calm shades, then look out for pastel colors.
The main thing in a Tie-Dye print is the transition from one color to another, in other words, a beautiful gradient. By the way, whether the transition is horizontal or vertical does not matter. The only point is that horizontal lines visually extend your fingers, so keep that in mind.
The undeniable advantage of the Tie-Dye manicure is that it looks equally cool on short, long or medium-length nails. Also, this manicure in any color scheme goes well with both light and tanned skin.
Another good thing about the Tie-Dye is that you and your nail technician have complete freedom of action. It is not necessary to paint the entire nail plate, you can draw stains on the tips and you have a new version of the French manicure. Or, on some nails, paint somewhere a well, and somewhere the tip – then right, then left. But remember one nuance: the base must be beige or soft pink.
As we said, you don’t have to paint the entire plate, although it’s not forbidden. You can use a tai-dai print to highlight one of the two nails on one hand or draw a gradient, placing it in a thin strip in the center of the nail. Try decorating the Tie-Dye with additional drawings or voluminous nail accessories. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to look very cool.