Warm up to these spring/summer nail trends, which come hot off the runways from some of the world’s fashion capitals.
Runway trend: Graphic Idea
As seen during London Fashion Week at Michael van der Ham and The Blonds at New York Fashion Week, these nails make a statement on their own! CND co-founder Jan Arnold and an elite CND nail artist team collaborated with the designers to create a total artistic vision.
Your salon takeaway: Don’t be afraid to be bold and wild with designs!
Runway trend: Stay Cool
The nude nail has ben a look that speaks of understated sophistication—and there’s no end in sight. Essie led the way at NYFW Alexander Wang, DKNY, Altuzarra and Diane von Furstenberg and Toronto’s Beaufille show.
Your salon takeaway: This neutral colour trend isn’t boring. Interpret these hues in milky white, barely-there glossy, solid mocha, and let’s not forget that neutrals can be played up in colourful nail art too!
Runway trend: Themed Nail Art
Essie’s manicure at NYFW Rebecca Minkoff was inspired by Mexican art, incorporating emblems, colours and painterly styles of Frida Kahlo.
Your salon takeaway: Is there a holiday coming up or a special event your client is attending? Get creative with her by designing nail art that matches the theme of her upcoming party.
Runway trend: Totally Solid
Colours were applied in opaque layers, emphasizing the depth and simplicity of an urbane matte texture or high-gloss finish. Case in point: Essie’s nails at Costello Tagliapietra, Jill Stuart and Veronica Beard.
Your salon takeaway: This is a great time to introduce new colours and texture combinations to conservative-style clients.
Runway trend: Tip of the Iceberg
OPI’s manicures at NYFW Holmes and Yang, and Jenni Kayne played up the edges, from an asymmetrical coloured tip to an updated version of the moon mani.
Your salon takeaway: Try upselling a standard polish or gel manicure with subtle accents.
Images courtesy of CND, Essie and OPI.