The nail trends for spring/summer 2020
These are the hottest nail trends for spring/summer 2020, created by the most influential manicurists in the world. What's more, we can guarantee they'll be coming to a spa and salon near you
The French manicure is a bit like Marmite. Love or loathe, it's going to be one of the most popular styles for spring/summer nails 2020. For the haters, it now comes in all sorts of incarnations other than the standard bridal white. Champion of the pro-French cause is New York manicurist, Julie K, who created this cool, sparkly version for Christian Siriano using our go-to nail brand, Essie, while nail guru Naomi Yasuda used metallics backstage at Bibhu Mohapatra to shake it up a bit. It begs the question: how will you 'French' next summer? Find the colours and textures from Essie, from £7.99, available at Boots.
Acrylics are usually painted and concealed; however, this season, some of the falsies were left bare, showing flashes of the natural nail underneath. As seen at Halpern and also over at Chromat (their show message was all about empowering women – find out more about their innovative campaign here). Check out the manicurists Eda & Anna Levenson of Lady Fancy Nails Instagram for more inspiration. They employed some logo mania along with the CND colours to add a burst of brightness. Lookfantastic has a great selection and comes with free delivery and gift with purchase too.
There were three different nails showcased at Oscar de la Renta, all designed by the brilliant NYC manicurist, Simcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop to echo the fantastical designs, with ombré French, delicate spots and a multitude of skin-flattering nudes. The brand used backstage is the vegan-friendly and cruelty-free salon range Zoya, from £11.
Think Picasso-inspired 80s prints and psychedelic colour that put the fun into manicures this season. Brightly painted leopard print and riotous stripes at Roland Mouret, courtesy of London nail guru Marian Newman packed a powerful mani or pedi punch. And just because the colours look toxic it doesn't mean the formulation is. Try Kure Bazaar; they’re formulated with up to 90% natural ingredients, from £15.
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