Top Nails Trends from Fashion Week

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The manicurist at Fashion Week nails the top trends to try at home.

The return of longer nails, matte finishes and even a little shine – and all in a kaleidoscope of colors. The nails at Fashion Week were downright dazzling (if not a little intimidating). Here, top nail trends from the runways and how to try them at home.

Nude nails are back – but in a very different way. At Marques’Almeida, the models wore a squoval shape in a nude hue with a matte finish. The look was very clean, natural and barely there (think: an opaque version of your own nail bed). For an on-trend take on the classic nude manicure, try Essie’s Mademoiselle or CND Shellac in Romantique.

If you’re going to do a pale pink polish, make sure it’s opaque – anything else will look too juvenile or like you’re trying hard to grow out your gel mani. Dior’s nail artist used two coats of Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Electric Rose for its spring/summer 2016 runway show. It was bold without being overpowering. This particular shade is sold out but you can get the same effect with Z

The fashion world has been particularly kind to the nail industry, giving us new trends to try season after season. Just a few weeks ago, top designers debuted their Fall/Winter 2016 collections at Fashion Week and our favorite manicure mavens were there to take note of the hottest nail trends.

Here’s a recap of the most exciting trends that were on display this year and how you can try them at home.

Nail Art is a huge trend! The past few years have shown a surge of creative designs on nails from runway, editorial and celebrities. From the classic French manicure to glittery nail art, many trendy new styles have emerged and are here to stay. The Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week runways were filled with all sorts of nail art looks and colors.

The top nail trends spotted were: A mix of bold colors, nude nails, ombre nails, negative space, metallic nails, black painted tips and patterns.

How To Try This Trend:

Bold Color Nails

Bold color nails seem to be everywhere nowadays! From celebrities such as Beyonce and Katy Perry rocking hot pink nails to models walking the runways with bright red or pale blue nails. One of the easiest ways to get this look is by using a bold colored polish such as OPI’s ‘Suzi Says Feng Shui’ or ‘Don’t Mess With OPI’ for hot pink nails or Essie’s ‘Big Spender’ for red nails.

Make sure you pick a high quality nail polish in order for your color to be vibrant and not chip easily. You can also go the extra mile and get your own custom color created at a salon.

If you are someone who loves to keep up with the latest fashion trends, then you will definitely be interested in learning about the hottest nail designs that were seen on the catwalks during New York Fashion Week. While they were all beautiful and unique, here are five of the most popular ones that we think you should try at home.

1. The first trend comes from designer Thakoon. The nails were painted a bright bubblegum pink color with a simple black half-moons on the tips of each finger. This look is fairly easy to achieve, as long as you have a steady hand.

2. Next, you should try to replicate the manicure from designer Tracy Reese. Her nails were painted a deep purple color and featured white half-moons on the fingertips as well. If you do not have a steady hand when painting half-moons, you can use stickers (which can be purchased at most beauty supply stores) for easier application.

3. Another gorgeous look was seen at the Jason Wu show where each model had her nails painted a dark green color with gold glitter tips and random gold specks throughout. This is another one that requires a steady hand, but if you do not have one, it is okay to make some mistakes

It’s the time of year when all eyes are on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Aside from hot new trends in clothing and accessories, we are also seeing a lot of creativity on the nails.

From metallic to negative space, there are so many ways you can try out Fall’s nail trends at home. Below, we share our favorite nail looks from the runways, plus how to get the look with a few easy steps!

Metallic Nails

Seen At

Marc Jacobs, Rochas and Celine

What You Need:

– Base Coat

– Metallic Nail Polish

– Top Coat

How To:

Apply a base coat and allow it to dry. Then, apply one to two coats of metallic polish. Allow polish to fully dry before applying a top coat.

I love nail polish. I tend to match my nails to my outfit, or at least it just works out that way. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw how many cool and funky nail trends there were on the runway this past week.

So what is the biggest trend on the runway this season?

Color! It seems like everything goes with fall. We are seeing bright reds, pinks, oranges, and purples. If color is not your thing, deep midnight blues and greens are also in for fall 2012. The best part about these colors is that you can play around with them and make them your own, whether you pair a bright color with a glitter top coat or layer two colors together.

Nude nails are also very popular this year. They look great paired with any outfit and work for any occasion. They keep your hands looking clean and simple while still looking polished. My favorite nude nail polish is Essie’s “Allure.”

As a beauty editor, I’m always trying to keep up with the trends. Each season there’s a new color palette and fashion week is the best place to spot what’s going to be hot in the beauty world. Not only are you able to see all of the looks on the runway but backstage too. This gives you a better idea of what you’ll actually be wearing when it comes time to try out all of the new trends. From reds and pinks to blues and neutrals, there was something to love for every girl at this season’s Fashion Week.

I have been loving everything blue lately so I was really excited to see that there were so many different shades of blue nails on the runways this season. Some were darker like a navy or cobalt while others were more pastel like powder blue or sky blue. I loved all of the different variations but I think my favorite was definitely Essie’s “Cocktails & Coconuts” color that they used backstage at Alice + Olivia.

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