Explore cool nail art from these hot designer picks from Spring/Summer 2014 fashion shows. Show them as nail art inspiration images to your clients, practice them among your own team for updated ideas, or simply recreate these beautiful tips.
Silver Band nails at Cushnie Et Ochs
Custom-made with China Glaze hues onto a stiletto nail shape, celeb manicurist Patricia Yankee applied this beau design with a horizontal band of sophisticated silver.
“The look at the Cushnie Et Ochs show was inspired by straight jackets and straps—basically being bound up. The designers and I wanted to create a look that would embody this on the nails,” says Yankee.
Get the look: Prep nails with a base coat of China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around. Top mails with China Glaze Moonlight for a subtle, milky-white finish. Finish with a horizontal band of sterling silver, which is then carefully filed into a stiletto shape.
Lace and Cross-hatch mani at Diego Binetti
Danielle Candido, a Nail Harmony educator and the nail genius behind the looks, collaborated with Diego Binetti to create this fresh, textured design.
“Diego was very specific that he wanted nails that could be a simple DIY look for someone to create a fun, sophisticated texture that was also easy to remove,” says Candido.
Get the look: Apply a layer of nail glue to the surface of a buffed, clear nail tip and apply pre-cut pieces of vinyl tablecloth that has a cross-hatch pattern. Trim excess and smooth edges with a 180 grit buffer. Adhere the tip to the nail with adhesive nail tabs.
Modern Frida Kahlo nail art at Rebecca Minkoff
Inspired by the floral patterns and bright textures in Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo’s iconic works, Rebecca Minkoff, Essie was backstage to draw out the art all the way from to the fingertips.
Get the look: Apply two coats of Essie Tart Deco. With a thin dotting tool, draw on Day of the Dead designs in Essie Butler Please, Licorice, and Blanc. Top it off with Good to Go.
Images courtesy of China Glaze, Nail Harmony and Essie