Wedding bells are ringing and you have already chosen the right venue, the most beautiful wedding gown, the best wedding cake etc. Not just this, you have fixed an appointment with the best beautician in the town for your hair and makeup, but what about your nails? Nails are left for the last minute. But remember, between wedding photographs, cutting cake, exchanging rings, meeting so many guests, and other precious moments, your nails are the most visible part of your hand and can be clearly seen in all your wedding photographs, so make sure your wedding nails are perfectly done so it does not make your pictures less than perfect. For a bride, her wedding pictures are just like that valuable treasure she cannot afford to do away with, so every bride-to-be should never leave her nails for the last minute.
Wedding nails cannot be done just a few days before your wedding. You need to give at least three months for your nails to look beautiful on the special day. For girls with short nails, it needs at least a few months to grow the nails to a good size that can be shaped perfectly. For brittle nails, extra care needs to be taken, like soaking nails in lemon juice daily, silk wraps for cracked nails etc. Most nail techs can help you with professional nail care treatment.
Type of nails to choose from
You can choose among the 3 type of nails that suit your preference:
- Artificial nails: Artificial nails are fake nails which are of two types, acrylic and gel. The result is same, however the application process differs. The nail tech glues plastic tips to the natural nails and covers it with acrylic or gel. It takes time to get the habit of it, particularly if you have never had long nails, moreover, the chemicals used are not good for your natural nails, you might want to apply some chemical peel to take care of your skin. Try artificial nails a few months before your wedding day, so you get accustomed to it and your natural nails can get some time to cope with chemicals used in the process.
- Soak-off Gel: These nails are basically special nail polish that do not chip easily and hence stay longer than other types of artificial nails. If you want your nail paint to stay for more time on your natural nails, then Soak-off gel polish is the best option. The process involves using UV lamp to dry. But be careful with it till your wedding day, as a chip will require a salon visit to get it fixed.
- Regular nail polish: It is easy to maintain and fix when it gets chipped. You do not need to visit a salon to fix the chip as you can do it easily on your own. Usually, they do not last for more than 4 to 7 days as they get dull. If you wish to maintain the color, you can get a bottle of quick dry top coat that can be applied on your wedding day for that fresh look.