HOW-TO: Two Spring Nail Trends To Try Now

By Chandler Rollins | 09/26/2013 2:37:00 PM


click image to zoomNail Look One: Essie for Rebecca Minkoff click image to zoomNail Look Two: Essie for Jill Stuart

NYFW nail trends featured everything from ladylike pinks and sunny oranges to barely there nudes and steel grays. Why wait until the spring to give these looks a try? Lighten up your client’s digits now with two Fall-worthy looks by Essie. 

Essie created a playlful nail look at Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring/Summer 2014 show. The look was inspired by Minkoff’s collection, featuring floral patterns and bright Mexican textures.


click image to zoom GET LOOK ONE:

Manicure: To get this Mexican inspired look, apply two coats of Tart Deco. With a thin dotting tool, draw on “Day of the Dead” designs in Butler Please, Licorice and Blanc. Finish with a coat of Good to Go.

Pedicure: Start with a layer of Ridge Filing base coat, followed by two coats of Tart Deco, and top off with a coat of Good to Go.

For Jill Stuart’s Spring season, the collection featured an edgy array of white, black and blue looks. Essie chose to extend the edgy yet minimalist designs with a simple navy blue nail.


click image to zoom GET LOOK TWO:

Manicure: Prep the nails with First Base base coat, then layer a coat of After School Boy Blazer on top. Finish by sweeping Good to Go top coat for shine.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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