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My Top 3 Nail Techs in San Antonio


Article by Britney Newman

Photography by Crystal Bubbles, Nette Studio, and Nail Flower

Nail Trends have come a long way. I remember when a simple square shaped French Tip was trending. I was in middle school at the time. Our creative streak for expression through nails, fashion and style has advanced overtime.

It has been stated that nail trends date back to 5000 B.C. when women in India decorated their fingertips with henna. Later, in 4000 B.C. Babylonian men were known to manicure and color their nails with black or green kohl. The Chinese are credited with creating nail stains from egg whites, beeswax and vegetable dyes as early as 3000 B.C.

Nail products such as polish colors, products and designs have changed drastically. It was no such thing as shellac when I was in my 20s. There are several nail shapes which include: square, square oval, round, oval, almond, coffin and stiletto.

In the past, the nail shape could determine your level of wealth. Nail trends have changed overtime. Influencers like Cardi B, popularize long nails, nails with fashion brands logos as decoration.

What I look for in a good manicure:

  • The removal of cuticles
  • Filing
  • Buffing
  • Exfoliation
  • The nail polish being perfect
  • Of course, a good massage

The 2020 nail trends:

  • Minimalistic
  • Ombre
  • Gradient nails
  • Green, blue, orange, and many more colors

Now where do you go in San Antonio for trending nails? 

These rankings are my own based off personal experience. Their attention to detail, shape and longevity makes a perfect set of nails.

1. The number one trending nail technician to me is @CrystalBubbles.

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2. The number two trending nail technician to me is @NettesNailStudio.

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3. The third trending nail technician to me is Kiue at @NailFlowerSA.

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