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Summer's best nail trends to try right now

Summer's best nail trends to try right now

Sally Hansen Author: Julia McEwen

Beauty

Summer's best nail trends to try right now

From nude nails and empty space manicures to silver touches and French tips 2.0, these fresh takes on polish—inspired by the spring '16 runways—are sure to breath new life into your next manicure. 
 

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Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Carolina Herrera

Nail artist for Essie, Michelle Saunders, used a wash of pale pink—Essie Spaghetti Strap—as the nail colour to matched the elegant pink hue found throughout the fabrics.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Diane von Furstenberg

To offset the vintage vibe of DVF’s spring '16 collection, Essie nail artist Michelle Saunders layered Good to Go top coat over a sleek and classic Essie polish, Au Natural.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Adam Selman

"Adam Selman’s collection was inspired by a long-forgotten nudist colony in Hawaii, and features bold prints, bright colours and frills to evoke a tropical feel. We wanted to balance the feminity of the clothes with a nail look that gave the girls more of a tomboy edge. The nails were ironically painted with nails: we used the head of a construction nail dipped in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Huemoor to paint haphazardly placed circles on clear nails. The look feels as if the girls painted it on themselves with a marker, ” says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen global colour ambassador.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Sally Hansen

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Ji Oh

New designer Ji Oh collection was inspired by street style. Toronto's Rita Remark created a hip, sheer peach-pink base colour that wears like “lip gloss on the nails.” She added vertical stripes, like pin stripes, to each nail for a graphic touch.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Haley Elsayesser

A rainbow variety of Essie shades—seven in total—was selected by Essie nail artist Rita Remark to create the look for the Haley Elsayesser show at Toronto Fashion week.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Libertine

Four distinct nail art looks were scattered on each model’s nails for an overall vibe of organized chaos. We love the use of dual-toned colour-blocking featuring clean lines and contrasting colours.

By: Julia McEwen Source: CND

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew's vibrant colour palette and rich textures gave Essie nail artist Julie Kandalec the idea to keep the manicure streamlined with a stripe of metallic down the centre using Essie's No Place Like Chrome.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Lucian Matis

Inspired by a French manicure, Rita Remark transformed the classic white trim into a more dramatic graphic version. The simple—yet bold—manicure worked beautifully with Matis' prints, beading and embroidery.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Mikhael Kale

Mikhael Kale’s floral inspired show had a whole lot of things going on, so nail artist Rita Remark wanted to focus on texture rather than colour with a dipped in gel effect using Essie's Adore A Ball and Matte About You.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Proenza Schouler

The energetic Proenza Schouler complimented their collection with a graphic design of Essie's Au Natural, Licorice and Matte About You.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Rebecca Minkoff

The fashion designer and Essie Global Color Designer, sourced three nail looks created by Michelle Saunders. Our favourite design was “lucite sunset,” inspired by the chunky lucite heels found throughout the collection.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Sophie Theallet

Sophie Theallet’s African themed collection inspired nail artist Julie Kandalec to created a modern crocodile nail design. She used Essie's Licorice and Leggy Legend.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

The Blondes

The collection was inspired by various elements of Egyptology, so the CND Design Lab team incorporated romantic layers of texture on each nail style for a delicate, refined glamour.

By: Julia McEwen Source: CND

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Wes Gordon

Canadian native, but New York City dweller, Wes Gordon had a edgy dark theme for his spring collection. Toronto based Rita Remark created a gothic ombre nail look that perfectly captured the enviable style of ’90s “good girl gone bad.” The nail design juxtaposes light and dark with wet and dry.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

Summer's hottest nails trends to try right now

Veronica Beard

This French manicure with a twist was created using Essie's All Eyes On Nude as the base and Clambake on the tips.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Essie

 

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