From edgy black to sultry red to a pop of bright green or blue, a lot can be said with simple, clean manicures. But 2018 is the year of spicing things up, and these fresh new manicure trends prove it.
Spell It Out
What better way to make a statement than to spell it out? By incorporating simple, press-on block letter stickers, fashionistas can spell out fun messages across their nails—as long as they’re under ten letters! Designers like Vivienne Westwood and Helmut Lange even incorporated this trend into their runway looks this year. Glossing the letters over with clear polish will ensure the message lasts.
Keep It Minimal
Minimalism has become increasingly popular in fashion, and there are many ways to express it with on-trend manicures. Some such manicures involve very little nail polish! Try painting stripes or dots on the pinky of the right hand and the thumb of the left, and then buffing and polishing the rest with clear gloss. This intentional but unique look can show off healthy nail beds while staying ahead of the trend.
Checkerboard French Manicure
The French manicure has been around for decades, and it’s one of the most popular looks patrons request at nail appointments. But manicure fashionistas will never run out of ways to reimagine it. The French manicure got a modern, London makeover with the Checkerboard French Mani, which paints half of the nail tip white and the other half black, leaving the entire nail bed fresh and glossed.
Matte and powder manicures offer a classy and long-lasting alternative to acrylic nails, but why not have the best of both worlds? Playing with texture lets you mix and match both matte and shiny hues, and it allows for many interpretations, such as matte in the middle with shine around the edge, or shine on the nail beds and matte on the tips.
Looking at modern fashion trends proves that the ’80s beauty resurgence is here to stay. Graffiti nails play on this trend. By starting with a white or grey base, manicurists can dot, stripe, and splatter their nails with bright pops of color to get a freshly tagged appearance.
Fashion is a great form of self-expression, and a fresh and unique manicure can’t be overlooked. Try out one of the hottest manicure trends by booking an appointment with Posh & Polished Nail Lounge, or learn more about our special offers by giving us a call at 619-501-4784 today!