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FEB 2019

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60 NAILS MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2019 | ACTIVE LENGTH AND SHAPE In 2019, the focus for nail length and shape is wearability. Winnie Huang, CND brand ambassador and NAILS NTNA Season 3 winner, breaks it down: "2019 is all about being functional, yet fashionable. Medium almonds are easy to maintain, while looking chic and stylish." Ducharme adds, "The trends are shorter and more natural — an oval shape, not too round or too pointed." This style is sure to be a win for women on the go, and also easily achieved by women who prefer to rock a natural nail. Haile and Daniel say that nails should complement what you've got, suggesting that in 2019, "Nail looks will keep to a more natural look to embrace our natural beauty." Beyond wearability, natural-styled nails have greater style-staying power. Shapes like oval will always remain relevant, says OPI creative director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. I LOVE THE '80S Ready for a throwback year? Experts predict that for your nail art-obsessed clients, the forecast is retro! Arnold foresees '80s styles will be a huge hit, particularly for summer: "Kick it up with bold, clashing, rebellious colors, artfully painted in graffiti, kimono, or bold '80s-inspired Ziggy Stardust patterns." Opt for modern versions of DayGlo shades to keep it less tacky and more fashionable. Morgan Haile and Taylor Daniel, namesakes of the Morgan Taylor brand, agree: "Some '80s trends won't go away. Metallics, glitters, and holographic are here to stay, and acid-wash looks have also caught our eye." Make sure to pay attention to small details that can elevate the look. For example, play with pattern sizes, create depth by layering sheer or tinted shades, or mix the throwback patterns with modern elements. No need to repeat history when you can improve on it. Nails courtesy of Essie Nails by Bel Fountain-Townsend @sohotrightnail Nails by Fariha Ali @nailjob Nails by Katie Masters @nailthoughts Nails by Muriel Monique @nailsbymurielmonique Nails by Meagan Knight @tinybrushes Nails by Sarah Waite @chalkboardnails

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