What’s so special about Japanese nail art?
Japanese nail art is sophisticated, and famous world-wide
It’s no secret that Japanese women are well-regarded for their chic sense of style, and their impeccable grooming. Nail art has become an essential aspect of Japanese fashion, in part because it covers such a wide spectrum of tastes and occasions. Whether it’s a simple, pleasing design or a spectacular pattern, something elegant or something kawaii, nail art is just that; art, with nearly infinite inspiration behind it.
Japanese nail accreditation system
The JNEC has become the benchmark for recognizing talent in the industry, and evaluates knowledge and practice of industry-standard techniques. There are three grades, with the 3rd grade being lowest level of certification. The JNA also offers three grades of certification for gel nails, in the form of the JNA Gel Nail Examination License. Currently, there are around 407,000 JNEC certified nailists in the country, with a mere elite 10% having passed the grade one examination.
Those 10% are the only ones who are eligible to undergo further qualification courses from the JNA, in the form of two examinations:
- JNA-authorized Nail Salon Hygenic Manager Qualification
- JNA-authorized Nail Salon Technician Qualification
Nailists with JNA certification are highly regarded for their expertise and reliability, as well as their dedication to quality service.
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A few words on Japanese etiquette…
- Always make an appointment!
Walk-ins are rare and not welcome. Besides, in Tokyo high-end popular salons such as the ones We will be presenting to you, it is always booked out for the day, therefore it is just impossible to walk in. From below pages, Japonism in Beauty helps you ease the appointment.
- Be on time!
The French style “casually late” is not fancy at all in Japan. Everybody shows up exactly on time and since popular salons have clients the whole day, you can be refused and loose your appointment, if you arrive late.
- Be quiet in the salon!
In a public place, being quiet is the Japanese way of showing respect to others. You may notice nobody talks on the phone on the train. In salon, it is the same, people keep their voice down.