The French manicure: 5 colourful catwalk alternatives
Posted on 11th March 2016by PROinsider
We’re talking all things bright and beautiful this month to celebrate Salon Services' Festival of Colour. One way to instantly add vibrant hues to your client’s look is through a multi-coloured mani. The SS16 catwalks took the classic French manicure and injected some much-needed colour to the look, here’s our top five picks…
1. Fyodor Golan contrasting shades:
Orly’s lead nail technician, Sabrina Gayle, explains the idea behind the beach-inspired colour combination, “After working with the designers and looking at the collection, we decided that the skyblue shade complement the whole collection. Contrasting colours that you wouldn’t necessarily put together, was another theme that stood out from the collection. I noticed the pops of orange on the clothes, so I decided to tie this in the look.”
“The nail design is a classic chic look, keeping it beautiful and sexy with a simple design and the deep gorgeous color contrasts slightly with the base color”, says
graphic nail art guru Alicia Torello, the talent behind the seductive yet tough design.
3. Monica Lhuilier Spring-green tips
The Morgan Taylor team were behind this fresh, Spring green design, “for the youthful twist on a classic French mani’ explains lead nail technican Gina Edwards. Matching lip and nails have cropped up on catwalks before, but the matching eyeliner and nail tips really turned our heads, and we predict this will be the next big thing.
4. Sibling metallics
We never thought we’d hear the words ‘cigerettes’ and ‘beauty’ in the same blog post, but, Orly’s nail technician Sabrina Gayle looked to the retro tobacco brand, Sobranie of London Cocktail Cigarettes for inspiration, “we looked at the fun and glamour represented by this brand and replicated it by creating the Gilded French manicure,” says Sabrina.
Morgan Taylor’s lead manicurist Gina Edwards complemented Jonathan Simkhai’s textured collection with “cool tri-colour’ manicures. This particular design is perfect for clients with shorter talons, as the thin lines elongate the nail.