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Trends for your Talons

January 31, 2013 / 0 Comments

We’re always pleased to see an e-mail newsletter from Emerald Street in our inbox. They’re chock-full of interesting titbits.

Recently, readers were treated to an overview of the upcoming nail and manicure trends for 2013 — so we’ll be on-trend from our fingertips to our toes!

EMERALD CITY: Shades of green will be big this year, the beauty experts say. Fresh greens, candy shades and rich emeralds. Pantone predicted its colour Emerald 17-5641 to be dominant in 2013.

Reflecting Algae by Artdeco

NUDE NAILS: At the SS 13 Donna Karan shows, manicurist Marian Newman reported to Stylist deputy beauty editor Samantha Flowers that “nude nails were the strongest nail trend she’d seen in 15 years” .

Quiet Time by Mac

IT’S GROW TIME: Celebrities like Rita Ora and Rihanna have inspired a longer nail trend, says nail expert Leighton Denny. Almond-shaped nails are also on the rise: “The shape makes nails look slimmer and more elegant.” He recommends using a buffer to gently shape the nails.

Three-sided nail buffer by Leighton Denny

WE’RE TALKIN’ TEXTURE: Colour mixed with texture was big at the SS13 shows, says Laura Hughes, head of Orly education. Experiment with neon and metallic polishes as well as with adding textures such as crystals or mesh.

Orly Foil French FX kit


THAT’S OMBRE, MY HOMBRE:  Andrew Style of Filthy Gorgeous cites ombre as his favourite nail trend for this year. He loved the way it was executed at Gareth Pugh’s SS13 show. “It works great with the nude trend, fading into a bright neon tip,” says Style.

Ombre technique

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