Iíd be lying if I said I wasnít drawn to gorgeous long nails. As a child, I remember accompanying my mother to the salon as she got perfect French tips. Clean, sophisticated and really elegant. Iíd beg her to paint my nails and sheíd indulge me by painting my pinkie (I was five at the time) in a pretty shade of pink.
Needless to say, I couldnít wait to grow up and experiment with different colors and designs and I wanted to do it all the time! In retrospect, I think, it came as no surprise to friends and family when I enrolled at a Marinello Beauty College to become a nail technician. Today, as a proud of owner of my very own nailspa, Iím thrilled to be able to share with you some what I know.
Here are some of the hottest nail trends of this season you definitely donít want to miss out on!
Neutral nails †
Have you ever thought about what it takes to make a statement? Does it necessarily have to be over-the-top bolds and prints? Not that thereís anything wrong with that, but you know, sometimes less is more. And thatís exactly my point when it comes to nails as well. Creams, ivories and shades of beige are really hot this season. Hot, neat, sophisticated. Thatís what neutral nails are all about this season.
Bet you didnít see this coming, did ya? But if the nails at Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Marc Jacobs were anything to go by, Iíd say nude nails were most definitely the in thing this season. Go with beautiful French tips or oval tips to create the illusion of long nails. Nude nails look really neat and can be really versatile.Apply a coat of shiny transparent nail polish to make your nails look glossy and youíre good to go!
Oh, how I love coral nails! Thereís something soÖsummery about them. They make me feel like Iím on the Caribbean islands, sunbathing by the beach, sipping on a pi?a colada. MmmmmÖbliss. Why wouldnít you want to feel like youíre on vacation when at home? Coral nail shades come in a variety of oranges, peaches, cherry blossom pinks and so much more! Match them to your skin tone to find a shade thatíll look best on you.
Teal and turquoise shades
A personal favorite, thereís something I love immensely about cool shades of blue and green. And it doesnít stop there; thereíre just so many shades of these gorgeous colors that are absolutely stunning. Right from steel blue to turquoise, sea green to teal; I love Ďem ALL and I would encourage just about anyone looking to add a pop of color to their style with nails covered in these gorgeous shades.
Ombre anything, if you ask me (Iím a little biased!), but thereís just something so appealing about this beautiful gradient of color, that I have to have it! And you do too! To create a perfect ombre effect, you need to pick different shades of the same color, making sure one is bright and the other is dark.Hereís a quick tutorial about how you can create the most perfect ombre effect yourself- http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Ombre-Nails
Arenít colors just so much fun? And donít you just love variety? Right from neutral to ombre; make sure you have all your bases covered for the most essential nail trends you donít want to miss this season!