Poly gel is the latest nail tech invention that has caught Choi’s eye. “It’s a breakthrough nail enhancement that can be applied as an overlay or used to sculpt a full set of nails,” she explains. “The enhanced formula delivers strong, flexible, feather-light nails—it is astonishingly light on clients yet stronger than hard gels,” she … Continue reading Nail Designs #1055
Tuttle says she is looking forward to applying color theory to create more nuanced and custom colors. “We’ll see the layering of polishes to give even more dimensionality to shades,” she explains. Try layering a metallic under a barely there sheen for a subtle glow from within that works year-round.
Hannah agrees, noting that we should expect to see more variations in the tip color and width of line work on the nail tip as pictured above.
This is not your grandmother’s French manicure! “For 2020, instead of a traditional crescent, we’ll see new tip styles such as heart shapes, double Frenches, and asymmetrical placement,” says Tuttle.
Dunne also predicts that we’ll start to see “soft orange” colors replacing the typical corals that Varnish Lane clients gravitate toward in the spring.
Editorial manicurist Jin Soon Choi predicts that yellow will see a major comeback due to its “undeniably young and fun spirit.” Eva Chen, pictured above, sported a bright yellow Jin Soon shade for the 2019 Met Gala.
Tortoiseshell doesn’t always have to be shades of brown and black. We love this fuchsia version from Instagram-favorite nail artist @Astrowifey.
Is this nail look practical? Not really. But for a special occasion, glueing black and white mini pearls around a nude manicure makes a major beauty statement.
Logo nails never go out of style, but there’s something inherently cheeky about painting the classic LV monogram across all ten fingers.
Nikkie’s nails are always just as cool as her makeup, with lavender glitter and a cool abstract design.