Let’s face it: A bride’s hands become a focal point as soon as she says “yes.” And while it’s unlikely that you were able to plan ahead for her engagement nail look, you can definitely have a hand in helping a bride nail her look for the big day.
“I always try to encourage brides to come in at least once prior to the wedding, especially if they are a first-time client,” says John Nguyen, a nail technician based in Peterborough, Ont. “This initial appointment gives me the chance to understand what she is specifically looking for. It gives me a good idea of what the timing will be to accomplish her look so that she is 100 per cent happy with it.”
Nguyen, who is also an education ambassador for CND Canada, says it’s important to have everything a bride may have in mind on hand from a
wide range of shades and top coats to glitter and Swarovski crystals. “It’s very important to spend the extra time to get things perfect. After all, the nails will be in photos for a lifetime!”
Nguyen’s experience with brides and bridal parties speaks for itself. He even created Jessica Mulroney’s nail look for the Royal Wedding, which was seen by millions around the world. “It was an honour to be included in Harry and Meghan’s wedding coverage and I am grateful for the opportunity,” he says.
“It was a great experience getting to know Jessica on a personal level, helping guide her with her nail style choices and having fun with it.”