What’s new for nails in 2014? Well, over the top nail art is definitely growing up a bit. While nail trends are toning down, they’re anything but boring. Here’s what’s on the radar for nails in the new year.
Back to Black
Moody black polishes continue to surprise by adding a fresh twist to nail design. Inky hues are at their best next season when they’re used to create abstract french manicures, dramatic angular streaks and striking line art on nails.
Stripes and Line Art
Speaking of line art, simplicity is key for a new breed of nail art. Graphic lines and windowpane patterns set against a colorful background stole the show at Tibi and Tracy Reese. With this trend there’s lots of potential to nail down creative DIY manicures.
Finally, an office friendly manicure trend! The classic sheer nail is back and it’s like a breath of fresh air. If you’re not quite ready to give up full coverage polish for barely there nails, try an opaque nude polish instead.
White nails + accents
White out inspired nails were a spring runway staple. They feel appropriate as we start a fresh new year. Although dramatic press on versions were en vogue at NYFW, the look of just a plain allover paint job or polish used to create a contrasting half moon is just as impactful.
While most 2014 nail trends are indeed subdued, we couldn't leave you without reporting on at least one notice me nail trend. Take the 3-D nails featured at Cushnie et Ochs spring show. This idea made beautiful use of silver sculptural details to create a pretty metallic look. You could substitute the standout silver streak for gold or a vivid streak of color for a bold spin on the trend.
For the love of nails + hair,