Top 5 Nail Trends 2012
It’s starting to look a lot like the 80’s, or at least a classed up new-millennium version. Although those of us old enough to remember never thought we’d see the day NEON made a comeback, here it is. And the big bold color overkill is back along with color blocking, bling and attention to design details. Check out the top 5 trends!
For the Spring 2012 Cushnie et Ochs runway show, Dashing Diva Nail Fashion Expert Pattie Yankee crafted a “flesh extension” look. Pattie mixed Dashing Diva’s Mr. Right nail polish with mineral makeup that matched the model’s skin tone. Trés fashion forward. Can you pull it off?
The art of nail polish is back, but without the 1980’s signature long claws. Examine 2012 runway photos closely and you’ll find bold color blocks (think the artist Mondrian), nature-inspired non-florals (leaves, vines, raindrops, starbursts, comets), and Art Deco geometry (a la Frank Lloyd Wright windows).
Bling’s back, too, and this time it’s no-holds barred “put everything you can fit on a well-manicured nail” sparkle. From rhinestones to sequins to sparkles, if the nail artist can glue it on, it’s fair game.
The neat look of the French manicure has been transformed twice this season, literally turning it upside down. Topping a natural nail with a brilliant color and mimicking the curve at the cuticle rather than the top of the nail, so that the bottom of the curve is convex, the look brings to mind an intentionally grown-out ordinary manicure.
The French manicure’s second new life this season has a color-blocked feel to it. The base color is matte and dark – blues, reds, yellows and even black tones – with a shiny version of the same color in the accent crescent at the nail’s tip.
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