The Nail Art, which began to be by word of mouth thanks to the emblematic Spanish singer Rosalía, who by the way - don't miss the "10 things about Rosalía what you should know"- , is nothing more than nail aesthetics in which artistic finishes can be made or even capture art as it happens in the US. USA where exhibitions of paintings designed to be transferred to nails are held.
It is a trend that, far from being a recent discovery, has a background in the history of beauty and aesthetics. It has two different uses: sanitary, to strengthen the natural nail when it is in poor condition, and another for aesthetic appearance.
Most used types of nails
Regarding the type of qualities most used, you can find acrylic nails, which is made by combining a liquid acrylic component and another powder that solidifies when it comes into contact with air. They are easy to apply and remove, but they are more rigid and if they are not correctly placed, they can damage the natural nail.
And those of gel, their composition is more respectful with the environment and less invasive for the nail, but they are more expensive and have a shorter duration, although they can be filled.
These solutions not only serve to show the creativity of those who make them, but can also serve to express our style just as we do with clothing.
It's not new. it's actually from years ago
Somehow nail art is related to appearance and status. Already in ancient Egypt, in Rome and especially in the East, only the nobles and the powerful could afford to wear long, decorated and painted nails, thereby expressing their privilege of not needing to work. Cleopatra already chose lands of red tones to decorate her nails, as well as the Romans, the pre-revolutionary French and the Ming dynasty that died out in 1644. These ancient Chinese were passionate about wearing long pointed nails in gold, silver and decorated tones, the closest thing to what is now known as Japanese manicure. But, it was not until 1932 in New York that red nail polish was created by the co-founder of a nail polish empire, Charles Lashman.
Nail art on stage
There is a long list of singers who have used nail art, such as Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Bad Gyal or Lady Gaga. But, if you ask us about the nail art, the image of Rosalía will probably come to mind, which we can see on her Instagram wearing it, as part of her day by day, although it is in his performances, events and video clips that he manages to give prominence.
More than any other artist, Rosalía extols this art in the video clip of her song “Aute Couture” as well as that of “Linda” in which she exhibits her talent together with the artist Tokisha. In this latest video clip, she emphasizes tolerance, inclusion and gender equality, an action that is also clear with her posing with the sculptural bag in the shape of a penis by designer Stefe Van Looverende from the “F W21 seduces me” that reinforces an image of the artist that goes beyond the flamenco cliché to give an excessive and inclusive image at the same time that it is the hallmark of the Rosalía style.
FAQS ABOUT ROSALIA'S MANICURE
Who is in charge of Rosalía's manicure?
'Kro Vargas', the Colombian based in Miami is the nail artist responsible for the latest work on Rosalía's nails since 2018.
Where does Rosalía get her nails done in Barcelona?
'Dvine Nails' run by a young Peruvian named Maritza Paz, who has created her own business in Cerdanyola and in Barcelona is the one that has enchanted Rosalía with her nail art .
What is the 'Fish Nail'?
It is the manicure that became fashionable in Japan during the pandemic, consisting of short, transparent gel nails, with the design of a Japanese carp that symbolizes prosperity and wealth and that Rosalía also used.