Minimalistic designs, all-natural and simple, were the key looks on the Spring 2015 fashion runways. Forget fake long nails, intricate designs and playing around with multiple colors. This season, think shorter nails in neutral palettes (bright whites, light grey, dusty pastels) with thin graphic lines or dots, slanted lines, with negative space (making designs by only painting part of the nail). Bare, clean nails are the basis of the look so a good manicure to clean up the cuticles and soften the skin on the hands is a pre-requisite.
It doesn’t mean that nail art becomes boring, it just gets a chic make-under. For those who crave more drama, try a marble countertop effect, some sidestrokes in silver or gold, or use a matte metallic allover the nails, which can be surprisingly very versatile against the muted tones of mainstay Spring fashion essentials, like a beige trench coat, white dresses/pants/t-shirts, and pastel blouses. If you like to play it safe with solid colors, the shades that stood out on the runways were coral, Cobalt blue, and all tones of purple.
For brides-to-be, Betsey Johnson's wedding-themed show offered "something new" in lieu of the minimalistic vibe. Johnson's lead manicurist, Danielle Candido, used heavy metal hues like a pale pewter underneath artfully placed 3D crystal and pearls.
This Spring, ask your manicurist to give you one of these looks. When we got our hands on OPI's spring catalogue here at the office, we brought it along to our nearest beauty bar for inspiration. Did we nail the cover look?