Whether it’s nails dipped in “caviar,” glitter, or splattered with polka dots or animal print, the sky’s the limit when it comes to nail art in 2013. Nails are making a bold statement this year and there’s a multitude of hot trends showing up on celebrities and being offered at local salons. Gel or shellac? Square, round, or pointy stiletto nails? These are just a few of the latest options in nail decor Here are 10 hottest nail trends for 2013.
Glitter: The latest trend in glitter is applying it onto a single nail. Glitter on the index or middle finger is most popular. While the options for colored glitter are limitless, the most common used for this trend is silver and gold.
Move over French manicure! Nail art is sticking around for fall and winter. Nail art is one of the most popular trends we’ve seen on celebrities and everyday people this year. This easy-to-execute fashion trend is one of the best ways to add a splash of color to your every day look. With an endless array of shades and so many brands to choose from, fingertips have quickly become the canvas for many an artistic vision. Though, it’s not just nail polish that’s adding to the trendy look of everyone’s talons. Glitter, sparkles, stickers, and anything short of a living creature that can be glued in place has been, or can be, tried.
All of you fashion forward peeps out there plan your daily look to a T; staying stylish is your game, and you love hearing about the upcoming trends. That's why we've provided you with the latest look in a simple step-by-step DIY project. Time to get crafty, ladies!
One of the hottest nail trends for this Spring is the ombre manicure. You've seen ombre dresses, hair, shirts, jeans, hair, even handbags, so why not try it out on your nails? It's all about incorporating different shade gradations of the same color, beginning with dark and subtly transitioning into light. While the black and red or black and blue ombre manicure was a big hit this past winter, Spring puts a great twist on the style with bright polish and the addition of sparkles.
Lately, I’ve been feeling quite restless when it comes nail décor. Sometimes I want something more than a one color job, but less than a circus act. There's been attempts with half-moon French manicures, stripes, dots, crackle, sparkles, etc. but my nails always wind up looking a hot mess. Only a dexterous few can actually follow those DIY nail art tutorials without getting a ramshackle result similar to that of a pre-pubescent slumber party manicure.
For those of us who want a new look without the hassle, feel free to freak over LCN’s new magnetic nailpolish, a beauty product that resides somewhere on the border of our “Cool Sh!t” AND “Glam Damn It” sections. We’re not sure about the scientific reasoning behind the polish’s reaction but here’s how the application process works:
In a photoshoot for his cover story in the January issue of L'Uomo Vogue, Usher donned a now-famous Jil Sander sweater. The sweater, which originally retailed for $695, was chosen for its bright rainbow stripes, which popped against an equally bright red backdrop.
Six months later, the sweater was once again glorified by Virginia and Donne Geer, two sisters from Long Beach, California. A professional manicurist and graphic designer, they run the popular Tumblr, Hey, Nice Nails!
The newest nail lacquer trend since minx, animal print nails are a bold take on the weekly manicure. Celebrity tastemakers Rihanna and Beyonce Knowles have been spotted rocking ferociously fierce cheetah and zebra print talons all summer long. It's no wonder the trend has made its way into nail salons and onto the hands of countless daring divas on South Beach this fall.
Beauty buff on a budget? You don't need to visit the salon to land these desired designs. Get the look at home by starting with a coat of base color of your choice. Once the coat is dry, apply fine strokes to add stripes or spots. For stripes, take small, steady-handed strokes. Combine the basic black and white tones or other unconventional yet stylish shades, such as vibrant hues or metallics like gold and silver.