“Any woman can wear a great outfit, but it’s her nails that make the statement.”  – Tammy Taylor

This quote from Tammy Taylor, a leader in the Professional Nail and Beauty industry, couldn’t ring more true. A good manicure gives us an opportunity to enjoy a pampering session, keeps our hands looking young and adds a neat, finishing touch to our overall look.

It’s always fun for me to see how runway looks inspire trends. Similar to fashion, the same nail trends from designers go in and out of style each year.

Today I’m highlighting a few of the nail trends we saw from the runway at New York Fashion Week, as well as helpful tutorials to achieve the respective looks!

Trend: Nail Art

nail artspotted: Christian Siriano  (Image Source)

Get the Look:

Trend: All Black

black nails

spotted: Rodarte (Image Source)

Get The Look:

Trend: Peachy Keen

peach mani

spotted: Jeremy Scott (Image Source)

Get the Look:

Trend: Minimalist

minimalspotted: Taoray Wang Fall 2016 (Image Source)

Get The Look:

Trend: Split French Manicure

split-french-nail-artspotted: Tibi (Image Source)

Get the Look (via The Bratty B):

  1.  Apply a base coat like OPI Nail Envy.
  2. Apply one thin coat of Essie Nail Polish in Limo-scene to all nails in order to conceal any imperfections.
  3. Using a striping brush draw two parallel lines in the center of the nail with Essie Nail Polish in Blanc, extending approx. 1cm from the tip of the nail.
  4. Leaving the center strip blank, draw a slightly curved line from the bottom of each line towards the outer edge of the nail. Once the outline resembles a split french fill them in. (Pro-Tip: To ensure lines are as symmetrical as possible keep the brush in one place and rotate your hand in order to create straight lines. This method is much more effective than using the brush alone.)
  5. Go over the design once more using Essie Nail Polish in Blanc to ensure the design is opaque.
  6. Finish the manicure with a thick coat of the Seche-Vite Fast-Drying Top Coat to seal in the design.

Tell Me: What’s your favorite manicure trend at the moment?