Let’s face it ladies we are always looking for something, new, different and trendy when it comes to our nails! They are an important part of completing our beauty look, as much as clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and hair, they help to jazz up and tone down a look. Often nails set the mood and this Winter looks to be no different with a range of striking, innovative designs to give you the WOW factor this festive season.
A suit can take on a sexier style when the nails are painted bright red, with clear polish presenting a practical, hard working woman. Glitter can add some spice to a date, while a creative design can show off your personality. We got the latest goss on 2016-2017 nail art and nail polish trends from Manhattan Nails and what to expect this season.
For the fall/winter it appears we are seeing the following shapes on the runway, with short, rounded nails more in line with the designer trends. The top shapes for the season are: Rounded, Oval, Squoval or Squared Oval and Long Almond
Manhattan Nails have given us the low-down on what to expect in nail art trends for fall 2016:
1) Darkest of Dark Polishes
Many beauty trends this season are veering towards darker hues, and we can see the same in nail art with many designs injecting a gothic element. We are seeing black polish, dark greys and dark purples making an appearance. Some designs are adding half circles to the top of the nail in a taupe colouring over the black to give it more of a statement. The trend is seeing a selection of gorgeous black lacquers with added dark raisin outline to really draw the eyes to the design with ease.
Black nail polish is also used as a base, with frosty tips. We are seeing a selection of dark plums and nightshade hues, with the nails combining eggplant, graphite and black dipped in black velvet.
Dark nails are also being seen to have a certain gradient effect showing off brown to black creations. The addition of crystals and pearls on the nails with a matte black background make the nails very desirable for the fall and winter seasons of this year.
2) Silver Lining
Silver is without a doubt one of the most prominent nail trends for Fall/Winter 2016-2017, taking on a futuristic element, with gleaming metallic this season. Many designs are playing up to the futuristic vibe with icicle dripping effects, giving it a really wintery feel.
The squared oval short nails are being used with a chrome base, with a golden half moon addition at the cuticle, which is hard to ignore.
Darker silver is being used on short nails, giving a touch of rebellion to the nail design. Shining, metallic dark silver nails on a squared oval shape scream the height of elegance.
3) Swarovski & Rhinestone Embellishments
Bright and shiny nails are in this season! Nothing says wealth and luxury like Swarovski crystals nails. Simple manicures are given gorgeous crystal additions, the designs are not as important as the crystals themselves. Crystal helps to embellish funky looking nails, showing off your glamorous design, helping to spruce up even the plainest of outfits.
4) Add some sparkle
All girls love a bit of sparkle! This Winter will see a variety of shimming, glittery tones from shoes to handbags, to nails! What was a top Springtime trend is now set to be big this Winter too!
Glittering nails for fall 2016 include a golden tip, starry negative space talons with hot pink glitter polish, and long claws that appear in dark glitter and a silver base.
Golden stars on each nail with negative spaces are proving popular this season, adding a touch of youth to the overall look. Add glitter on the cuticles giving your look a festive feel.
5) Simple Classic Nails
A simple nail look doesn’t need to be boring, this season sees nail designs becoming trendy and stylish. You could try taupe on the short, rounded nails, going for lighter shades of brown.
Simple taupe manicures have been appearing on the runway this year, suiting a subtle look. Many designs are opting for a simple, classic pink with short nails mixing colour and chic. Natural colours are in this season sticking to earthy matte tones.
Simple is also incorporating colourful too this season, brightening up a monotonous look with eye catching, statement designs.
"Express yourself, don’t repress yourself." - Madonna
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