The trend of no-makeup makeup, minimalist clothing, and an overall simplified style has officially made its way to our manis. There’s been a shift from bold, bright hues to natural, subtle shades that are toned-down — and even totally clear. “The clear mani is minimalist chic at its best,” says Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based nail salon Olive & June. “It’s the go-to for when wild nail art is too much, but a solid mani isn’t quite enough.” And a clear mani is an elegant way to rock nail art that feels decidedly more grown-up. Read on for eight transparent ways to jazz up your digits.
1. Shiny and Gilded: The unique shapes give these see-through nails a delicate but edgy vibe.
2. Sky Blue: Light blue triangles add dimension to this shapely mani. A high-gloss top coat gives it some extra oomph.
3. Almond-Shaped: Black and white hues can be just as bold as their colorful counterparts, as this shapely mani shows.
4. Slightly Shimmery: A touch of silver glitz takes these clear digits from basic to beyond.
5. Wired Up: Achieve instant cool-girl status when you accent your nails with gold wire.
6. White Accents: You can add an artsy touch while still maintaining a minimalist feel. This look also gives off modern French mani vibes.
7. Silver Dots: With just a few minutes and a steady hand, you can make your digits look as dreamy as this.
8. Linear Dazzle: This paint job manages to be both glam and geometric, which helps if you’re on the fence about which style you want to sport.
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