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Finger Painting: Nail Art from NYFW 2015

Jamie Newman | October 27, 2015 | 9:20 AM
Color: WHETHER IT’S COLOR GRADATION FROM FINGER TO FINGER OR ON EACH NAIL, OR TWO ACCENT NAILS INSTEAD OF ONE, PLAYING WITH COLOR CAN CREATE A UNIQUE LOOK. Michelle Saunders for Essie created this “lucite sunset” design at Rebecca Minkoff’s show at NYFW.
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Glitter+Finishes: TOP OFF NAILS WITH GLITTERS, “CAVIAR” OR A MATTE TOP COAT TO ADD DIMENSION TO YOUR PALLETE. Miss Pop for OPI layered a navy-blue base (“Indigo Motif”) under OPI Matte Top Coat for Rag & Bone.
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Geometric: LINES, HALFMOONS AND SHAPES ADD ART WITHOUT GETTING TOO SERIOUS. With a sheer pink as the base color and a chrome line on each nail, Morgan Taylor Lead Artist Gina Edwards created a simple nail art design at Noon by Noor.
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PUTTING IRRIDESCENT POLISH OVER A RED NAIL OR PAINTING A VIBRANT FREE EDGE ON A FRENCH CAN MAKE A BIG, BUT NOT OVERDONE, STATEMENT. Morgan Taylor lead artist Gina Edwards amped up a classic French at Monique Lhuillier by using a bold green polish at the tips.
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Patterns: NAILS ARE AN ACCESSORY; ADD A PATTERN TO ACCENTUATE THE VIBE YOUR CLIENT IS GOING FOR. CND’s Design Lab Team designed a variety of striped and checkered nails for the Libertine collection.
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Nail art needn’t be over-the-top or unprofessional-looking. There are ways to tastefully use nail art in your nail services that will make your client’s visit more personalized, Rebecca Isa, Zoya creative director, explains.

 

“I believe the client is more drawn to the message the polish conveys about her personal style,” Isa says. “Remember, nail polish is supposed to be fun, and that enjoyment should always be part of every salon experience.”

 

Play with tools and formulas to create a masterpiece that is still age-appropriate for your client.

 

For clients to wear something unexpected on their nails is not necessarily about creating nail ‘art,’” says Heather Davis, CND education ambassador. “When a client can look at their nails as an accessory, just like their jewelry or a unique pair of shoes, it changes their perspective about decorating their digits.”

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