From subtle and sophisticated to spicy and surprising, here are five nail trends spotted for fall.
1. The New French
Say goodbye to the traditional white cap of a French manicure, and make way for innovation. Don’t be afraid to pair the pale pink nail with a surprising hue or texture, like metallics or lace, to show off the tips.
2. Matte about Minimal
Understated colours complement the fall wardrobe. “The varied palette of colors adds another accent to the list of special touches – think beadwork, paneling, fur and embroidery – that appeared on the runways during New York Fashion Week,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive VP and artistic director of the Germany collection.
3. Lollipop Shades
Nails are a canvas where anything is possible. “Quirky, cool and bohemian manicures swirl a palette of colours that flare from brilliant coral and yellow to smoldering dark navy,” says CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold.
4. Dark and Moody
Dial into this season’s moody palette. To play up the dark side, Elle, the Essie celebrity manicurist for Phillip Lim, simulated shadows on a noir nail by accenting the edges, making the nails looks like comic book pop-art.
At Pamela Love, the ombre design graduated an earthy brown into an extraterrestrial gold toward the nail tip.
Photos: CND at Joy Cioci, OPI at BCBG, CND at Nicole Miller, Essie at Phillip Lim, Essie at Pamela Love.