Nails for spring/summer 2012 are either super demure or super duper.
No matter which way you go, the shape is not the way to make your manicure mark for the coming months.Â The shape of nails this season is simple…..1) very short (my favorite look) orÂ 2) longer but either subtly square, squ-oval or subtly oval.Â Subtle being the key.
Why so subtle?Â Cuz you’re either doing a super demure pale neutral or you’re doing a super duper color or finish.Â And like everything in fashion or beauty, when one feature gets dialed up, the others need to be toned down.Â (Don’t believe us?Â Take a look at these shots from NYMag from the fall runway.Â Short is the word).
Photo’s are the best way to show you the trends for 2012, so here we go.Â First up – the new French.Â Neutral with a dark tip.Â Our resident expert on nail art, Kendra Marlow from Modern Salon and Spa Birkdale shows a great version with a navy tip and we pulled a few others for inspiration.
Next step toward the wild is OMBRE NAILS. These have been hot for a few seasons (see our post here from last spring). What’s new for spring? Which we LOVE? Paler and neutral ombres.
Noticeable nail art is dying down in the fashion-y circles, but there are still plenty of local ladies sporting high design on their nails. From the new “caviar nails” to glitter to dots to “diamonds”, here are a few of the more avant-garde looks from Modern Salon and the interwebs.
Speaking of HOT TRENDS, Want to create your own Katniss style flame nails and braided hair?Â Here.
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