10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl

Japan has become a center of all new idea in fashion for fashion gurus all over the world. There are many fresh and innovative ideas in Japanese fashion culture. Japanese nail art is one of those ideas that are truly “made in Japan.” You must have seen crazy decorations done on really long nails. The designs of nail art are countless. Nails have become a place where we can express ourselves artistically and stylistically. Although those nails are very beautiful to look at, you must have thought, “it’s impossible for me to wear nails like that everyday.” In fact, we use our hands to work everyday. It just doesn’t seem practical to have those decorated nails. I assure you that not all Japanese girls wear very long, extravagantly decorated nail extensions. We rather enjoy simple, yet well-decorated nail arts in Japan. I will show you here the nail arts which are in fashion and adored by many Japanese girls.



 

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl

 

1. 3D nails

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The 3D nail art is a popular nail decoration in Japan. Many girls choose the 3D nail art because it instantly makes nails look gorgeous. With the 3D nail art, we decorate our nails with rhinestones and three-dimensioned stickers in various shapes. The flower-shape is the most popular choice in Japan. The flowers looks more real in 3D than just drawing them on nails. It’s a great way to make your nails look more glamorous. If you like Japanese Kawaii style, you can put bow-tie shaped or heart-shaped 3D stickers. Those nails go perfectly with pretty Harajuku style clothes.
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2. Seasonal nails

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl_Seasonal nails

In Japan, many girls change the nail designs in every season. We, Japanese, are very sensitive to how seasons come and go. There are specific activities or sceneries related to each season. We all love going to a beach or a place close to a sea in hot summer. What if we can create a beach on our nails, wouldn’t it be great? Summer in 2015, “Lagoon nails” are very popular (shown on the picture above). They look as if there is water on your nails. They will surely cool down the hot temperature outside. There are many seasonal nail designs for each season. In summer, we love ocean and tropical looking nails. Some girls decorate nails in Japanese traditional summer festival themes, which would go great with a yukata (a Japanese summer kimono). In autumn, as the color of trees changes to red or yellow, we like to use darker colors on our nails. In winter, we like to make our nails look festive. Snow and Christmas decorations are very popular. And in spring, we decorate our nails with light, pastel colors. Flower designs look very seasonal during this season.
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3. Mat nails

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Mat nails are in fashion this coming fall. They don’t shine so much, which makes them look very chic. You can wear them simple without any decorations. Of course, it would be much interesting to mix things up a little. You can apply two or three different tones of colors on each nail. You can also put simple rhinestones to decorate them with. There are many simple, classy decorations you can do with mat nails.
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4. Transparent nails (see-through nails)

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Transparent nails are really hot right now. We call them “see-through nails” in Japan. Using transparent colors gives a clear and pure look on your nails. They almost look as if you are not wearing anything on your nails. It’s also a great way to decorate your nails even if your workplace doesn’t allow you to wear strong colors.
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5. Ring nails

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In Japan, wearing rings aren’t enough to be truly fashionable. We also put rings on our nails. Ring nails are a great way to make your nails look gorgeous. Just adding few rings on some of your nails, they would look more sophisticated and original.
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6. Brooch pin nails

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Brooch pin nails would look great in fall and winter. A big brooch pin on your nail gives your nail antique look. They would go well with fancy dresses or elegant suits. You can wear nails like an elegant lady.
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7. Knitted nails

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Knitted nails are perfect for cold winter. Bumpy surface looks very strange, yet cute at the same time. When you starts to wear knitted sweaters, you can also decorate your nails with knit, to keep you warm.
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8. Tie-dying nails

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Tie-dying nails look like a beautiful stone or marble. They are very popular nail art in Japan. Although it looks quite complicated to make nails look like this, the procedure isn’t so difficult. In fact, many Japanese girls do tie-dying nails by themselves at home. You can check out many tutorials on the Internet, showing how to do it by yourself. It would be a great way to change your monotone looking nails by adding some tie-dying nails on your fingers.
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9. Deformed French nails

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl_Deformed French nails

In Japan, it’s too boring to wear normal French nails. We actually create French nails in various shapes. The most popular deformed French nails are the ones on which we draw a diagonal line. Japanese girls enjoy trying out this design while keeping their nails look classy. Yet some Japanese girls love trying out an original design that stand out from other girls. Flowers, fruits, animals, Cartoon characters… you name them. There are many talented nail artists who can create those designs on your nails in Japan.
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10. Color gradation nails

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl_Color gradation nails

Color gradation nails have been adored by many Japanese girls for long time. They make your fingers look longer and thinner. You can have sophisticated looking hands by applying these nails. You can use any color to make color gradation. Pink is the most popular color for Japanese girls.
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Conclusion

Japanese girls care a lot about how they look. Nails are very important part of being truly fashionable. It’s in the detail. They change their nails according to their outfit or where they will go. I hope you can see some of nail designs that Japanese girls love and find something that might interest you too.

 

10 Japanese Nail Art Recommended by a Japanese Girl

1. 3D nails
2. Seasonal nails
3. Mat nails
4. Transparent nails (see-through nails)
5. Ring nails
6. Brooch pin nails
7. Knitted nails
8. Tie-dying nails
9. Deformed French nails
10. Color gradation nails