Now that 2017 has arrived, it's time to start thinking about the hair, makeup and nail art trends that we'll adopt come spring. The best place to gain inspiration? The Spring 2017 runways. While glitter accents, nail contouring and deep shades of plum ruled during the holiday season, for spring 2017, nail art trends are starting to lighten up with Valentine's Day-inspired looks, silver accents, punchy designs, and mismatched colours.
Are you ready to retire your glitter polish for spring 2017? Read on for 4 new nail art ideas to try this year, inspired by the New York Fashion Week runways.
NAIL ART: 4 NEW NAIL ART IDEAS TO TRY IN 2017
VALENTINE'S DAY HEARTS
If you can't wait until Spring 2017 to try out new nail art trends, try out a DIY manicure for Valentine's Day! If you think you can take on a more complicated V-Day-inspired look, try this multiple hearts nail art. To get the look, start off by painting your nails white after prepping them with a base coat. Once dried, do a second coat of white nail polish. Next, use a stencil and a black nail polish to draw hearts on your nail. Once the polish has dried, use the stencil to colour in the hearts with red and pink polish – don't worry about staying in the lines, the messier the better!
If you'd like something a little simpler, try the one-heart on each nail look. To achieve this look, start off by using a nail file to shape your nail into a point. Next, paint each nail white after applying a clear base coat. To create the heart, use a stencil to draw the three shape (the top portion of the heart) on the middle of your nail. Fill in the rest of the heart with the red polish all the way to the tip of the point to create the heart. Keep your polish in place with a top coat!
At Jeremy Scott, models wore a bold polish adorned with single polka dots on each nail to match the punchy ensembles in the collection. To get this super playful nail art look, start off by prepping your nails with a clear top coat. Next, apply a bold polish colour of your choice – think bright blue, hot pink or yellow – in two coats on each nail. After it dries, use a stencil to draw large circles near the base of your nail in a contrasting colour. When in doubt, black looks great and will stand out against a bold background! Finish off with a clear top coat.
While chrome nails ruled during winter 2016, the trend is getting a more muted makeover come spring 2017. At 3.0 Phillip Lim's spring 2017 show, models took the runway wearing a distressed metallic look that was a little more subtle than your average silver polish.
To get this look, start by prepping your nails with a clear base coat. Once it dries, apply a white polish on top, then wait until it dries to apply a second coat. Once dry, use a damp sponge to apply a silver polish on top of the white. Work the sponge into the nail to get a messier, subtler look. Finish off with a clear base coat!
Opening Ceremony's Pageant to the People runway show featured graphic, striped nails that showed off black at the tips, with a primary colour directly underneath. To get this look, start off with your usual clear base coat, then apply a nail sticker or tape onto the middle of your nail, leaving your tips bare. Apply a black polish on the negative space at the tip of your nail, then remove the tape gently to create a perfectly straight line.
Wait for the black polish to dry, then apply a second piece of tape over the black polish and slightly underneath the first piece of tape so that there is a small negative space between the two pieces of tape. Apply red polish in the negative space, yellow polish on the next nail, and blue on the third. Repeat the colour trend, then finish off with a clear top coat!