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12 Chic Nail Art Ideas to Copy from NYFW

The coolest runway nail looks you'll want to DIY ASAP
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Feminine Floral
To play off the soft and feminine looks at Erin Fetherston, Miss Pop for Kiss Products hand-painted delicate, barely-there white flower petals on a pale pink base.

To get the look, begin by painting nails with Kiss Gel Strong Polish in So Hot. Pour Kiss Nail Artist Paint in white into a small petri dish or piece of foil and fill a shot glass with nail polish remover. Using the thin paint brush from the Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Tool Kit, dip the brush into the nail polish remover and mix with the white nail paint, then lightly paint flower petals onto the nail.

Create various flower sizes and alternate the design from finger to finger; paint two flowers onto some nails and others with large flowers extending out from the left side of the cuticle. Allow polish to dry, then apply a top coat onto the center of the flower. Using the Kiss Salon Secrets Luxe Accents Kit, pick up three pearls with the silicone stick then place in a triangular shape in the center of the flower.

Polish with a top coat to set.

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Split Ends
Jin Soon Choi played off of Tibi's collection of muted pastels that gave off a light and minimalist vibe.

To create the simple look, apply a coat of Jin Soon Nail Polish in Tulle (a sheer milky shade). Use a striping brush to draw two parallel lines in the center of each nail tip, using the nail color of your choice. (Here, Jin Soon used a green shade from her Spring 2016 Collection). Draw two diagonal lines from each line out to the edge of the nail and fill in. The goal is to make the two parallel shapes to look as symmetrical as possible.

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Plaid Chic
To play off the intricate stitching details found in Zac Posen's Brooks Brothers collection, Glamsquad for Essie created this cool plaid nail design. Start by applying a base coat to clean, filed nails. Next apply two coats of Essie Nail Polish in Fifth Avenue. Using a striping brush, create two thin, vertical lines with a Pret-A-Surfer on the left side of the nail. Next take the striping brush and create two thin horizontal lines with Pret-A-Surfer near the edge of the nail. Finish the look by applying Essie Good to Go Top Coat and two drops of Essie Quick-E-Quick Drying Drops on each nail.

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Sunset Ombre
Ombre nails were hot on the runway this season. At Rebecca Minkoff, Essie Global Color Designer Michelle Saunders concocted this dreamy nail art idea after the chunky lucite heels in the designer's spring footwear collection.

To steal the look, start by applying a base coat to clean filed nails. Next trim a makeup sponge in half and use the side that's narrower to create the ombre sunset. From the top to bottom, layer the sponge in thin, horizontal lines with Essie Nail Polish Tarte Deco, Marshmallow, Beach Bum Blu and Midnight Cami. Sponge the pattern on each finger, making sure Tarte Deco is always at the base. Reapply colors to the sponge after every other nail. Apply one coat of Spaghetti Strap over each nail to "soften the sunset." Finish with Essie Gel Setter Top Coat.

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Calligraphy-Inspired Nude
Playing off the ivory and texture in the Carmen Marc Valvo collection, Gina Edwards for Kiss Products gave dimension to her nail art by incorporating opalescent glitter for a crushed eggshell effect.

To get the look start by using Kiss 100 Full Cover Nails in Active Oval and apply one coat of Kiss Everlasting Color Gel Polish. When polish is still wet, sprinkle opalescent glitter from the Kiss Salon Secret Nail Art Starter Kit from the middle of the nail to the tip. Use a silicone or wooden stick to move the glitter into desired position. Apply a second coat of polish and let dry, finishing with Kiss Everlasting Gel Polish Top Coat.

While most eyes were on the dresses and jumpsuits that came down the runway at last week's New York Fashion Week, we were laser-focused on models' manicures. If the nail art looks we saw most often are any clue to what will be on trend come spring 2016, we forecast minimalistic and geometric nail designs, along with wild splatter, ombre and dark, moody nails.

For nail art that needs to go straight from the runway to your nail bed, these NYFW nail designs are easy to recreate and will have your fingers looking runway chic in minutes.
BY JESSICA AMARIS | SEP 23, 2015 | SHARES
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