Nail wraps add spirited touch to game day fashion

Katelynn Mccollough

Students looking to take the next step in showing off their Cyclone pride can now add specialty Iowa State themed nail wrap designs to their game day accessories list.

University Nail Pax selected Iowa State to be among the first universities to carry the nail wrap designs displaying Iowa State’s logo, which launched in March.

“It’s a new entry into the nail genre and industry,” said Erik Paxman, managing partner of PAX Designs.

Paxman said there was a lack of such styled adhesive products targeted for college fans, but feels there is a large number of students who would be interested in the product.

Mary Kate Knabel, a campus representative for University Nail Pax, explained that she tried the nail wraps over the summer and quickly fell in love with them.

A package of the adhesive nail wraps includes large logo and smaller polka dot logo designs, as well as a nail file in order to shape them to each person’s unique nail.

There is only one design to choose from, but Paxman is hoping to add another style by the end of the year and at some point to have a new style released every three to four months.

Knabel explained that she would like to see more Iowa State designs in the future, including ones that possibly included Cy. She would also like to see more colors, glitter or rhinestones added as style designs to choose from.

However, one design does not mean that you have limited options.

The design strips can easily be cut in order to change the shape or style of the design you want on your nail. For example, you could paint your nail and then put cut out lines of the nail wraps on top of your paint color of choice.

“It’s very easy, applicable, do it yourself,” Paxman said, who explained that it should take around five to 10 minutes to apply the nail wraps for each hand and should last two to three days.

The University Nail Pax are being sold at the Memorial Union, as well as on the University Nail Pax website for $12. Students ordering online can use a “fall13” discount code for a reduced price.

Knabel will be at the first game handing out coupons and showing off the nail wraps while fans tailgate.