Manicures have become more than just a clip, file, and polish. New York Fashion Week put the hottest spring 2011 nail trends front and center. Refinery29 spotted a few eye-catching trends that really nailed it.
The Tip: Sometimes you need more than a steady hand to get these moon shapes looking crisp. A nail art pen offers you more control if you can’t manage a brush!
METALLICS & GOLD FOIL
The flash of metal got an updated, gritty twist for spring 2011. Try layering an iridescent top coat over a dark gray or use gold foil.
POP ART GRAPHICS
Free-spirited designers, naturally, got away with nail polish pattern-play this spring. Use bright pastels and patterns.
The Tip: For really precise graphic nails, we recommend a good Minx salon. If you’re confident in your nail art abilities, invest in some opaque nail precision pens and go wild!
Neutral nails maintain an au naturel spring-like feel. Whip up a pointed black and white French Chevron nail or use a gorgeous pale beige intersected by a thin, coral line.