Beauty Buzz. Nails Trends Go High Voltage!

October 26, 2011 • Beauty, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Yahoo

If last season was the epitome of the neutral bare nail boom, you can expect a lot more color coming your way. “For Spring 2012, manicures are no holds barred – take your nails to the edge with rock star psychedelic designs, sci-fi illuminated finishes, and retro mod brights,” says CND founder, Jan Arnold. Between all the metallics and brights, CND broke down the top nail trends you need to be ready for!

New Rock N’ Roll

From the opening power-chord to the throb of the bass, sport outlaw glamour and pure adrenaline-blasted nails. Glam rock mani attitude bursts with sharp shapes, color, expression and creativity! Hyper-sensory brights and dazzling sparkle to match hi-tech fabrics in spandex, polyurethane, stretch canvas and metal organza are the main stage in this trend. The key for this trend is to mix textures to create a three dimensional look.


Like the sci-fi classic, “The Twilight Zone,” this season’s manicure is more than immediately meets the eye. Paired with metallic weaves, opalescent chiffon, pleated muslin and paper-light poplin fabrics, seemingly natural nails are infused with radioactive texture in wrinkled cellophane, lattice airbrushing, holograms or transparent glass shards. This other worldly dichotomy takes a neutral or nude backdrop and illuminates with embellishment.

Mod Squad

The swingin’ sixties are back! Grab your plaid cropped jacket, tweed pencil skirt and a potent daytime martini to go with retro bright nails in offbeat orange, yellow and persimmon. Make sure to get the brightest colors you can to re-create the feeling of of spring!

Photos: CND Nails

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