Whether you love to have DIY manicures or you prefer to hit the salon when it’s time to get your nails done, there are some exciting new nail trends expected to heat up in 2017. Here are five cutting-edge looks to try.
1. DIY Gel Nail Kits
While gel polish is hands-down the best way to get a mani-pedi that lasts, getting this service in a salon can be costly. Gel nails are now available as easy-to-use kits that provide awesome results. There is also a range of polish options, decals, and other decorative flourishes for your DIY gel manicure.
2. High-Tech Laser Cut Nails
Advances in 3D printing and laser cutting technology give professional manicurists the tool to create faux nails in almost any shape. Expect to see the futuristic look of longer nails with intricate geometric cutouts, painted in bold brights and industrial metallics. This trend will allow fashionistas to truly have one-of-a-kind nail designs custom made.
3. Pops of Color
Candy-colored nails and fluorescent brights were a staple of New York Fashion Week. These vibrant colors can be seen on just a few fingers, mixed and matched, and even painted in geometric shapes. And brights know no season—they are expected to be seen as often in winter as when the weather warms up.
4. Cuticle Jewelry
Blinged-out manicures are nothing new, but expect a new spin for 2017: thin lines of metallic gold and silver painted along the cuticle line of each nail, resembling a necklace. This look manages to be delicate and glamorous while having just a little edge. It can be paired with bare nails or combined with dark neutrals or even jewel tones for maximum impact.
5. Shades of Gray
Gray in all its forms has been a home decor neutral favorite for several years now, a trend that is new to the nail scene. These grays range from the lightest wash of color to opaque “pastel” grays to the darkest charcoals. As with brights, the gray shades aren’t necessary on every nail, and are often used to create minimalist shapes in keeping with another hot 2017 trend.
Regardless of your personal fashion aesthetic, one of these five hot 2017 nail polish styles from runways and magazine pages is sure to give your look some fresh flair this year.
Do you plan to try one of these nail polish trends?
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.