Nail Art Brushes
The staple of any art loving nail techs kit, there are so many brushes of all shapes and sizes, it is not unusual to amass a collection.
It is imperative to store them correctly so no damage is caused to brush heads, this is fairly simple if you work from a salon/desk permanently but a little harder for mobile techs. There are various storage cases on offer so it’s worth doing your research to find one that works well for you.
Its best not to clean your brushes with any solvents so the delicate bristles don’t get damaged. A wipe with a damp lint free pad is gentle and should not harm them.
As the name suggests this is for creating stripes across your nails. Being long and thin it can be dragged across the nail vertically or horizontally leaving a lovely straight line in its wake. It's also quite good for filling in areas with colour and creating checked designs.
Just dip the ends of the bristles into your colour and swipe across the nail to create a swish of colour, you can also go in with another colour once the first has dried/cured. It makes sprinkling glitter or cleaning excess powder off a doodle too.
Super Fine Detail Brush
Again the explanation is in the name, the small bristles allow you full control over your paint/polish. It is not uncommon to have a whole collection of these as you hunt for the perfect one for each detailed art technique you use. Great for intricate details, outlining.
Angled Shader Brush
Ideal for one stroke painting, this brush will help
you blend & graduate colours and create lovely
sweeping shapes. Perfect for one stroke petals
and leaves, can also be used for carving out French tips.
Flat Shader Brush
Used in much the same way as the angled version but will create a straight sweep. Also great for painting a full nail in a single colour.