The years pass by and nail-art trends go with them. Some only last a season, others become classics in their own right. It’s these instant cult hits that FAB is here to celebrate when looking back over the past two years. So how many have you still got to try?
A classic that dates as far back as the Roaring Twenties, the half-moon style became popular again at 2015’s New York S/S Fashion Week, thanks to designers such as Charlotte Ronson and Delpozo.
The Glass Nails style sent Instagram wild as soon as it was unveiled by its South Korean creator Park Eun Kyung in 2015. Two years later, the style has already become a true classic.
THE ELEGANT, NUDE MANICURE
The year 2015 saw the return of nude fashions. Ever since, professionals have been playing around with different beige tints to make this wear-anywhere nail-art truly stylish.
THE TWO-TONE MANICURE
Alexis Mabille in 2015, Chanel in 2016: two-tone manicures have taken over the catwalks and can be made into very bold styles when composed of bright colors, like this creation from Alicia Torello.
Inspired by make-up techniques, nail contouring makes nails look longer. First appearing in 2015, the style reached new sartorial heights at Vera Wang’s catwalk in 2016 thanks to a design from Jin Soon Choi.
THE ONE-DOT MANICURE
A minimalist take on the polka-dot manicure made popular by Dior in 2016, the “one-dot” consists of a single dot placed at the base of the nail.
From Delpozo’s 2015 S/S catwalk to Rosa Matilla’s latest creations for Elle Indonesia in January 2017, this elegant, delicate style is a big favorite in salons all around the world.
We’re increasingly willing to accessorize our nail-art with stickers to send out political messages – or simply to flaunt our geek side.
Mosaic nails have been glittering on hands since spring 2016. This creation from Sophie Harris-Greenslade is pure sparkle and elegance.
NEGATIVE SPACE MANICURES
Immensely popular ever since its appearance in 2015, negative space nail-art isn’t going anywhere soon: we last saw it on Tanya Taylor’s 2017 New York S/S catwalk.