Ty wrote in asking, “I am totally confused on which nail shape I should rock for the fall. Do you recommend pointed nails or short round nails with jewel tone nail polish. What is the trend? Please help!”
While celebs like Rihanna and Amber Rose are sporting super long oval tip nails, the trend isn’t for everybody (I’ve never understood how people with really long nails maneuver around but chalked it up to me just being clumsy).
Oval tips are on trend this season and look super chic on shorter nails, but the real trend is more bringing it back to the old school with texture (like the “manicube” CND created at Binetti during NYFW) or design (like the “Manolo manicures” at Sarafpour) than the shape of the nail.
What’s cool with the craze in nail designs is that while you can pop into your favorite nail salon to get your favorites done, you can also hit Sephora or your beauty supply store for the tools to create your own signature designs at home. Like most everything else, you can find cool tutorials for nail designs from pros like celebrity manicurist Sophy Robson.
For those who want something more classic yet still trendy, dark polish colors like black, burgundy, and navy look great on all skin tones. My current favorite is Dashing Diva Limo Service, a glossy inky black used on all the models at L.A.M.B.’s fall 2011 runway show. You can also go vampy and have a no-chip manicure with a number of gel manicure services available such as CND Shellac.
And of course no nail trend would be complete without arm candy via stacks of mixed bracelets and cocktail rings.
What are your favorite nail designs?