NYFW backstage beauty: Nail art tricks to try at home


NEW YORK – Clothes won’t be all that’s splashed with color and intricate patterns come next spring.  Nail designs that emphasize the “art” in “nail art” will be having a moment, too.

Backstage at the Nicole Miller spring/summer 2017 runway show, nail technicians free-handedly painted cross patterns (pictured above) in sage green (Ireland) and sherbet orange (Arizona) by Zoya on models’ nails. The look was created to complement the vibrant prints and rich colors in the designer’s Panama-themed collection.

But don’t be intimated by playful nail prints like these, said lead manicurist Holly Falcone. In this case, get the look at home with the following steps:

1.) Paint a cross in Ireland (or another color of your choosing) in the middle of the nail

2.) Leave a space and trace each edge of the cross with a contrasting color

3.) Fill in the space along the outer edge with the original color so that it matches the first cross

4.) Voila – you should end up with something that looks like an artsy maze


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