Crazy Nail Art You Can Do Yourself

We can go a little nuts over nail art in the office—but can you blame us? It's a long-lasting beauty trick that's fun to do, fun to share, and even more fun to look at. The spectrum of nail art goes from a simple single-color polish to ridiculous decimeter-long acrylic sculptures, but we think the most interesting designs are the ones that will get you compliments on the subway, but won't get snagged on your clothes. We've already published tips and tool recommendations to help you recreate these designs, but if you've been born with two left hands, we've also got a list of experts in 5 major cities to do 'em for you. Whether you like 'em flashy or classy, click through for a dose of nail-spiration.
All images not credited are either from Fuck Yeah Pretty Nails or Fuck Yeah Nail Art.
London: WAH Nails
This nail hot spot across the pond is known worldwide for their killer nail art. Their menu of designs rotates but some of the most popular prints include leopard nails, bows, cupcakes and of course, the good ol' Union Jack.
Topshop Basement, 214 Oxford St, London 420 Kingsland Road, London
New York City: Sakura Nail and Spa
The mini masterpieces of this Japanese nail salon have been featured in Elle, Nylon, Marie Claire and Page Six Magazine. Manicures start at $12 and pedicures start at $26.
1709 Second Avenue (between 88th and 89th streets) 212-722-1334.
35 East 1st Street (between Bowery and 1st avenues) 212-387-9161.
Los Angeles: CT III
We already expressed our love for CT III in our roundup of nail art places in L.A. The artists in residence use an airbrush for their fantastic designs.
CT III, 7854 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Fairfax Avenue); 323-654-9385.
San Francisco: Nail Art House
Peruse Nail Art House's Facebook for galleries of owner Asako's awesome nail art. Fans on Yelp praise her professionalism and artistry.
Nail Art House, 1746 Post St, 2nd Floor (between Webster and Laguna streets); 415-816-7342 or email for appointments.
Chicago: Diana's Nail Spa
Located in The Loop, Diana's offers a variety of specials on their website. One reviewer called their nail artists the best in the world.
175 North Franklin (at Lake Street); 312-332-2662.
Sydney: Ally Shi Nail Bar
This nail bar specializes in Japanese nail art and is open by appointment only, so call to get in. Simple art is $20, detailed is $40 or go all out and get the $70 elaborate.
484 King Street, Newtown NSW; +61 414 414 609

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