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FEB 2019

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58 NAILS MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2019 | www.nailsmag.com 2019 Nail Trend Forecast What's in store for nails in the year ahead? We're taking a fresh look at the trends for 2019. BY SAR AH WAITE T his year's trends signal a return to classic and clean styles, with an emphasis on wearability and approachability. Of course, there are a few exceptions…We can't be expected to behave ourselves all the time. Fariha Ali, celebrity nail artist and creator of Nailjob, says, "With nail art having gained so much popularity in the past few years, consumers are paying more attention to details and are starting to crave more than just a bold accent nail." Well said. Here are a few ways to rise above the accent nail this year. MODERN FRENCH We all know it…we've all done it… The French manicure. It's a polarizing subject, for sure, with some finding the look dated and snoozy. To keep them from taking you back to the 1990s, update French styles with modern twists like colored tips, a matte finish, or pigment effects. Ali notes that adding chrome to your French manicures can be a good way to update them, particularly for clients who prefer a simpler look. "It's a classic look that most people love to wear," she says. Tracey Reierson, director of education for Young Nails, suggests mixing French elements with other styles. "Look for French to be incorporated into sets: a couple of smile lines, a couple of glitter presses, and some full color — all on the same set." Because who doesn't love a good mix and match? Nails by Alicia Torello for Essie Nails by Ami Vega @amivnails Nails by Jekaterina (Katie) Rudnicke @I.KATIE.RU

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