Art at your fingertips, literally! Mythili Pai Maroor gives trendy look to nails

Special Correspondent 
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Dec 15: 3,000 years Before Christ, the Chinese used enamel on their fingers. They applied the substance and left it to sit for several hours; the result: a pink finish on their nails. This was the beginning of nail art and the earliest records. The Indians also practiced nail art in a similar period using a dye derived from the Henna plant. This sometimes implied a social significance. Egyptians were another civilization that used nail art early on. The color of ladies nails were used to identify what class in society you were in. The higher class wore deep shades of red and lower classes wore pale shades. Another mother of nail art was the Inca civilization who actually painted images of eagles on their fingertips.

As time moved on, nail art became a symbol to communicate between subcultures. Goths for example started to sport black nail polish, as did rock stars.

Carrying this tradition forward, Mythili Pai Maroor, a budding entrepreneur, nail technician and cosmetologist from Mangaluru started her Nail studio - Mythz Nail Studio to help women get beautiful nails, so that they can truly feel perfect. For artist Mythili, canvases come in stylish sets of 10. Though she didn't initially think her talent for nail art would lead to a career, she followed her passion wholeheartedly and now has a thriving freelance business.

Nail technicians perform manicures and pedicures, which may include nail art, the application of artificial nails, nail repair and other specialised hand and foot treatments.

For Mythili, she has always loved to create, whether by getting crafty or drawing. In high school, she had taken an after-school course that taught her painting techniques, which is how she got comfortable with different kinds of paint mediums and brushes. Later she started painting her own nails.The love grew strong, and then she noticed that nail culture started getting bigger in the states. So she left to the US, enrolled for a course in cosmetology at the prestigious Howard College, Texas, USA to take her passion as a full time profession.

She specializes in acrylic and gel nail extensions and nail art. According to her, beauty regimen is not just about taking care of your face. Part of this includes the proper nail care done on your hands. Nail care keeps the nails looking neat, presentable and clean all the time.

Off lately, nail art has become more creative and artistic. Many trends have come about such as the addition of symbols and crystals, 3D nail art, french tips, air brushing, acrylic and gel nail enhancements. Nail art has become integrated into the world of fashion and is now sported as an accessory to any look.

She also offers nail strengthening treatment for women having brittle finger nails. Her clients range from the age group of 4 years to 80 years! Many NRI's and residents of metro cities make sure they visit Mythz Nail Studio when they are in Mangalore because of the exceptional profession work culture and budget friendly pricing. Cleanliness is given top priority at Mythz Nail Studio. The instruments used are thoroughly sterilized and the products used are of world class standards.

Mythili's interests extend beyond the salon to a variety of civic projects including blood donation and helping the less privileged.

To book an appointment with Mythili and get the nails that you always dreamt of, visit or call 91 9591 262 444. You may also like her Facebook page, to get regular updates on nail care and nail art.


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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi, Dubai, New York, USA.

    Thu, Dec 18 2014

    Fantastic work, Mythili Prabhu. Though I am in New York I have not seen just that good work done on fingers.

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  • Sanath Hegde, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 17 2014

    Dear Mythili A Prabhu.
    Art of Fingertips, keep up the good work.

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  • musthafa, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    lovely fingers!!

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  • gansham, Manglore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Hi Mythili,

    how much cost will come for 10 fingers?

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    I noticed this art for the first time, practiced by enterprising women out of very small kiosks in Hong Kong, as the rents are too high there.

    Hope this art will take off all over Karnataka too.

    Congratulations Mythili.

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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Dear Mythili, Great Going. It was your dream and am glad your proud parents allowed you to live fulfilling your dream. Now you have Ananth supporting you to live your passion. Good luck my dear and may you shine and do well in your Profession. We are so proud of you. Loads of love n hugs. Eldon, Donnet & Eula

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  • khan, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Nice Fingers..

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  • adarsh, sullia/Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 15 2014

    Great Ms. Prabhu...Long way to go.
    Wish you all the best.

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