The nails can give you away


  • Nation
  • Friday, 25 Apr 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: What gives a person away is not just the dressing and her mannerism, but also the set of nails on her fingers.  

“Yes, those nails speak volume about one’s personality,” said nail technician Nuyen Tan. 

She said most people did not think much about their nails, let alone pampering them with manicure and paint. 

A set of dirty or chipped nails would go to show that the person was sloppy and just not bothered about one’s hygiene, she said during her nail art workshop at the KL Fashion Week 2003 at the Cititel hotel yesterday. 

TIPS AT THE FINGERTIPS:Participants watching intently during the demonstration at Cititel Hotel yesterday.

Her tips for the ladies; a set of well-manicured nails is not only attractive, but completes her overall look. 

Nail art, fast catching on withmost urban women, is an expressive form of makeover. 

It can inject a lot of fun, creativity and also be therapeutic for some. 

At the one-hour nail art demonstration, Tan showed participants the latest trend in colour and technique. 

Acrylic colours are definitely in, and 3Dimensional nail art is absolutely funky. 

One can have a flower, heart shape or even a spider drawn on the nail using the paint. 

Tan said most people do not know the benefits of sitting through a manicure session. 

“Let me tell you, it can boost one’s self-confidence and it can be therapeutic as well,” said Tan, a former Singapore Airlines flight attendant. 

A participant Cynthia Goh, who works in customer service, said nail care was of utmost importance in her line of job. 

“Every time, I shake hands or present documents to my clients, they would notice my fingers and nails,” she said. 

Goh, who took time off from work to attend the workshop, said she had picked up several tips especially in nail art and nail extension.  

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