After months of consideration, I finally signed up for nail school with the Yullia Beauty School in Tel Aviv. On January 16 I had my first class. This may sound cheesy, but it was a humbling experience.
For about seven years I have had a huge interest in, fascination of, and love for nail art. Once I had my first Japanese 3D nail art manicure at Valley Nails, there was no turning back. Of course I couldn't afford frequent $50 manicures (which was a lot back then, and this was for my natural nails!), but I could buy acrylic powder and liquid and work on learning how to make 3D bows and other designs.
As nail art trends have changed, incorporating elaborate charms, hand-painted art with intricate lines, and gel polish opening up a whole other world, my focus had been on the additions that enhance the beauty of a manicure, and not on the manicure itself.
So I decided it was important to get back to the basics and learn how to give a quality manicure, with a single color, as without the foundation for a long-lasting manicure, what good are all the embellishments?
It's been 5 weeks since I started my manicure course, and I must say that I have come a long way. From being afraid to cut cuticles, to at times polishing with a shaky hand, this course has helped me to be more confident in my work. I now know the proper way to file, buff, push and cut cuticles, and polish, resulting in beautiful manicures. And now I feel it's time to get back to making those manicures even more fun for the ladies of Tel Aviv.