Nail Trends to Get into Now [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 01/12/12 at 08:44AM by Charli Schuler

Listen up all you non-"nail people" -- all of you crackled, decaled, intricate design- resisting holdouts -- now's the time to polish up your act. The shades and creations I saw on the spring 2012 runways will miraculously transform your nails into your new favorite accessory -- even if you keep everything else quiet and reserved. Repeat after me: you do not have to go all Nicki Minaj to have awesome nails this season. There's truly something beautiful and creative for everyone.

Before we get to the big reveal, I have a confession to make: Sure, I'm a beauty pro and all of that but while some of you might know your way around a bottlebrush and a toothpick, I'm totally inept in the art of at-home manicuring. So when it comes to executing these beautiful trends on myself, I'll be using advice from a pro -- green celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp. (She does practically every "It" girl in Hollywood's nails, from Anna Paquin to Zoe Saldana.) Check out my favorite trends, each with their own little "Hipp tip" to help you nail the look.

See spring's hottest nail trends now by clicking through the SLIDESHOW.
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1-5 of 5 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:42pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:38pm

    Bright colors are fantastic! I nice quick pop of color

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 11:52am

    I have been playing with all of the new colors and finishes for nails for awhile now and it is a blast! I keep my makeup neutral, dress relatively conservatively, and go all out on my nails. I do only use 1 trend at a time on short nails and they show the playful side of me. I love nails because there is no commitment! If you don't like it, take it off!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 01/23/12 at 09:00pm

    greatt

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  • Posted by howlATthemoon on 01/13/12 at 05:33pm

    These colors were made for me! yes!!!

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