If 2014 was the year of bold, look-at-me nails, then fall/winter 2015/2016 trends are all about wearable styles, easily translatable from the catwalk to your salon. Here are some of the latest nail trends—and new products to go with them, too.
THE TREND: FAUX TEXTURE
THE FIX: ESSIE
The nails seen at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto were some of the leaders when it came to faux texture. Essie Canada’s lead nail artist, Rita Remark, brought in touches of faux marble and showed onlookers that matte nails aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Whether you pair Essie’s new In the Lobby with Matte About You topcoat or opt for Frock ’n Roll for its satiny appeal, one thing for sure is that faux texture on nails is the new must-have accessory for fall.
THE TREND: COLOUR ME PRETTY
THE FIX: OPI AND CHINA GLAZE
Runway nails are often filled with neutral shades—we can’t blame them with the mix of fashion, hair, makeup and nails—so when we’re given a shot of colour to inspire the cold, colourless months, it’s instantly exciting. Paired alongside nail art and designs using negative space, these looks inject some fresh fun into the moody fall season. Pair these looks with OPI’s minty Gelato on My Mind and S’More Fun from China Glaze and you’ve got proof that colour isn’t just reserved for summertime.
THE TREND: NEUTRAL GROUND
THE FIX: MORGAN TAYLOR AND CND
Between the red carpet and the runway, there’s been a return to minimalist style and colour. Fall brings a fresh take on the neutral mani, with darker shades and metallic accents fitting in with the season’s grungy vibe and a balance of pretty, barely there nudes. CND VINYLUX in Safety Pin and Morgan Taylor in Tan My Hide bring this trend into the mix, whether paired solo or with some minimalist nail art.