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FEB 2019

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Page 116 of 135 | FEBRUARY 2019 | NAILS MAGAZINE 59 TRANSPARENCY/GLASS This trend started in the latter part of 2018 and will continue to grow this year. "There is a huge trend toward crystal-clear works of art on nails," notes CND co-founder Jan Arnold. "Utilizing clear gels and liquid-and-powder allows for a precious illusion of refinement and glamour." From negative space to treasures encapsulated in clear enhancements to tinted gel shades, there are a number of ways to get in on this trend. Just be sure to keep them totally transparent for maximum impact. "These trends will continue to break the mold of traditional extensions, with more and more nail techs adopting clear nail tip enhancement methods," predicts Ashley Gregory, session manicurist and founder of The Nailscape. Ready to take this trend to the next level? "Don't be afraid to play with transparency," says NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist Season 5 winner Valérie Ducharme, who suggests mixing transparent effects with matte-finish details for a textural contrast. Gracie J of The Editorial Nail believes that more glass French manicures are on the horizon. "This look is still catching on, and I'm eager to see what everyone will do to take it to the next level." Bonus points for combining two trends in one set! Nails by Adreanna Corrales @chicaartistanails Miss Pop for Essie Nails by CND for Mary Katrantzou Nails by Brittney Boyce @nails_of_la Nails by Heather Reynosa @heatherreynosa and Shelena Robinson @shelena2002 Nails by Peka Grayson @impekablenails

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