Forget about nude nails and classic French manicure, because the trend this season is to combine glossy and matte nail polish in one manicure. We show how to do it.
French manicure has gone through many different trends over the past few seasons. The classic manicure - the one in which the tip of the nail is painted white - has gone through many modifications: from the reflection of the white stripe to painting in rainbow colors to the reduction to the minimal look in the recently hyped Baby French Manicure that Rosie Huntington and her manicurist, Harriet Westmoreland, have successfully brought to (great) popularity. But in the fall of 2021, all these variants of the French manicure will have to share the limelight with the only star manicure of the coming season for the time being. For his Pre-Fall / Fall 2021 fashion show, Prabal Gurung has brought a new version of the French manicure, designed by manicurist Gina Edwards, which promises to delight fans of long almond-shaped nails.
It's a game of textures where the edge of the nail and the crescent are colored in a glossy version and the center of the nail is kept in a matte shade - matte nail polishes are now back and will stay. And in a more classic color: dark red, almost black. After the hegemony of the Japanese manicure, in which the natural shine of the nail is enhanced, and the famous milky nails with a lifting effect, a new French manicure with long almond-shaped nails is now gaining ground. In fact, Gina herself praised the advantages of this oval shape on her Instagram account: It is elegant and also has the ability to visually improve the shape of the hand. In fact, several experts confirm this: oval or almond-shaped fingernails have the power to visually lengthen the fingers and thus make smaller hands look longer. But who wants to wait until autumn to wear this trend?