Nail Art is a lavishly illustrated, full colour exploration of nail art in all its weird and wonderful variations. It highlights the talents, tools and creativity behind this expressionistic art form and looks at its impact on celebrity culture and competitive exhibitions. Featuring freehand designs, fashion-forward nail styles and eye-catching fantasy creations crafted for the competition arena, it looks at nail art through history, from ancient China and India to the early 1900s when car paint inspired new colours for commercial nail art. It goes on to consider nail art in relation to modern fashion and celebrity culture, showing different styles of nail art including expressionistic, fantasy and nail wraps, featuring the work of prominent nail artists throughout.
Helena Biggs works for Scratch, the UK's number one magazine for nail professionals, and writes for its sister publication, Gloss. As assistant editor, she also co-ordinates and judges an annual photographic nail art competition and the Scratch Stars Awards, the only awards dedicated solely to nail technicians.