What’s Next for Your Nails, Miami Beach peeps!
Nails are the perfect canvas for self-expression. They can feel like the perfect finishing touch to an outfit, a simple way to extend your personal style without going overboard on accessories. So what’s “in” and what’s “out” for 2017? We’ve rounded up our top three predictions to keep you current on the chicest trends in nails.
Prediction: Moody Metallics
The chrome craze is on the rise and here to stay. Easily adding an element of dimension to any nail art design, McAllister’s nail techs are experimenting with new ways to repurpose these multi-dimensional pigments to create something truly unique. One of our favorite trends for Spring is metallic contouring.
Much like contouring on the face, our artists are taking to this technique to create similar optical illusions of the nail for added shape and dimension – think: uplift through light, narrowing via dark, and inside linings for depth. Not ready to go full-on contoured tips? Dip your toes into the trend by opting for a simple, sparkling rim around the nail’s edge for a dainty, subdued take on the trend.
While we love playing with pigment to trick the mind, we never underestimate the power of the more traditional monochromatic look. Single-hued, colorful chrome digits make a serious statement in their own right in a more understated way. Check out both of these trends at McAllister
Prediction: Revival of the Almond
If you thought picking your polish was the toughest manicure decision you’ll have to make… think again, beautiful! Nail shape sets the tone for the entire look to follow. While square tips and naturally rounded nails were a hit in 2016, it looks like their popularity is waning for the new year.
As sported by a slew of trendsetting celebs including the omnipresent Kylie Jenner, almond-shaped nails (a European mainstay) are making a resurgence for 2017. The style, which tapers tips to a slight point at the end of an otherwise elongated, natural nail, is regarded as the chicest, most glamorous of the shapes, known to slenderize fingers to best show off a handful of your finest jewelry.
Prediction: Rise of the SNS Manicure
Touted as the ultimate manicure hack for longer-lasting color, SNS (also referred to as dip powder) crushes its gel mani counterpart in the longevity of wear department. During the SNS manicure process, your nail tech paints a clear coat on each nail, dips it into a tinted powder and sets it, resulting in nails with serious staying power (two to four weeks!) without the permanence or damage of acrylics.
The treatment does not require the use of controversial UV lamps to set, and is formulated without the use of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. The removal process is quick and easy (simply soak nails in acetone and slip off) and the SNS formulas are fortified with Calcium, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, D3 & B5, meaning that not only will the treatment not harm your nails, it could actually leave them longer, stronger and ready for round two!