As much as I love color, a clean black and white print is effortlessly chic. Simple, sophisticated nail art dominated the Spring 2015 runways. Subtle black and white looks, created by Deborah Lippmann and Jin Soon Choi made quite a splash.
Today, I sharing an easy nail art tutorial, inspired by a NYFW SS15 design, to help get your nails on trend.
Inspiration and Nail Polishes Used
Michael Kors, Edun, Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta are just a few of the designers who featured black and white prints in their spring collections. It’s a classic color combination that is timelessly chic. The same goes for nails. A graphic black and white nail is so striking with a minimalist feel. For today’s look, I used the Edun design (second from left) as my inspiration. The solid black with just a teaser of print, is so elongating.
To recreate the design as nail art, I headed to the Sally Beauty Nail Studio. If you remember, I told you about the new nail wall rolling out nationwide to Sally Beauty stores. Lucky for me, the store in Mayfield recently moved so they already have the Nail Studio wall filled with 750 nail polish shades. It’s a cornucopia of color!
Spring Nail Art Tutorial – Graphic Black & White
Get The Look
- Apply a base of FingerPaints Paper Mache. I used three coats. You don’t have to be precise on the sides since it will be covered. Wait for it to completely dry.
- Cut painter’s tape, scotch tape or use a nail stencil to block off the center of the nail.
- Polish over the nail with OPI Black Onyx and immediately pull up the tape.
- Use a toothpick dipped in OPI Black Onyx to create irregular shapes on the nail. I used OPI Big Apple Red on the ring finger as an accent.
The products featured in this post are available now at Sally Beauty stores and online at SallyBeauty.com. OPI nail polish retails for $9.49/ea and FingerPaints nail polish retails for $5.49/ea, less if you have a Beauty Club Card.
Will you try this nail art look at home? What nail trends are you loving for spring?Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sally Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sally Beauty, all opinions are my own. Affiliate links may appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.