Whether you’re into intricate nail art or prefer a solid color, knowing what’s coming this new year is the difference between a manicure that’s strikingly cool and one that feels outdated. To make sure you stay at the forefront of the newest trends, we’ve rounded up our favorite mani looks that'll surely take you to 2017 and beyond:
Metallics. If you’ve been keeping up with the trends this fall, you know that metallic nail polish is an absolute must-have. Wear a subdued shade to the office or a bold shade out with friends, but however you decide to wear metallic polish, your nails are going to look gorgeous. Because of the fine, coarser texture of metallic polish, it’s more forgiving of the streaks and smudges that can come with an at-home manicure (flat colors don’t hide mistakes at all).
Check out: Extraordinail Salon and Skin Care. Dying to try acrylic but never had the guts? Extraordinail Salon has the liquid courage you need—we mean nail polish, of course. This boutique spa manages to be glitzy without forsaking cleanliness or professionalism. Their chief mission: To make you feel fabulous.
Visit their branches at the LG02 Swire Elan Suites Annapolis Greenhills and 2nd level 103 Tomas Morato corner Scout Limbaga, Quezon City.
Embellished cuticles. Get ready to give your cuticles some love. Try a simple gray outline, or mismatched sorbet hues, and remember once again, a neutral nail base is key.
Check out: Kiyosa Japanese Total Beauty. Kiyosa is the first gel nail art salon in the Philippines. If you've ever had a desire for a bedazzled manicure, RounGe NYC won't disappoint. The nail salon imports techniques, styles, and equipment directly from Japan and employs a team of skilled artists.
Visit their branch at Ground Floor, F1 Hotel, 32nd Street, Corner Lane Q, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Marble. Who does not love the marble look? They look lovely with their more naturalized coloring, mysterious yet visual, and oh so covetable. With the use of whites and pinks combined, you can surely create an exceedingly grand effect. Marble simply looks luxurious!
Check out: Nail Concept. The artists here make sure every manicure is photo-worthy and perfect down to the last detail, but we suggest booking an appointment far in advance, because it seems the secret is out and a lot of people are just dying to get their manos marbled.
Visit their branch at Unit-A1 80, Commercial Complex, Panay, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila.
Negative space. Negative space nail art has been generating talk for some time now. Judging from the cool manis we've seen around the web, we can understand why. It gives you an opportunity to play with your creative side while showing off your healthy and natural nails. It can be interpreted in a minimal way via linear lines and moon manicures or a more complex way with looks like lace and shattered glass.
Check out: Maison By Nail Spa. We love treating ourselves to luxurious facials and massages here, but we can't forget they also offer manicures and pedicures. We recommend their anti-aging treatments that are infused with argan, coconut, and sweet almond oil to make your hands and feet look fresh and always youthful.
Visit their brach at G/F Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center.
Lines. They are simple but can totally have a major effect. Minimal often has a maximum appeal, try doing a clear background and simple line down the center of the nail extending onto the cuticle. A single line of gold foil covers the matte taupe nails, creating a sophisticated, womanly appeal that speaks loud and clear about who is in charge.
Check out: I Do Nails. I Do Nails is a salon created for the girls who are always on the go. Try their nail stamping to easily sport the whimsical designs you prefer. This technique can improve even your own your nail art skills to impress friends and family!
Visit their branches at 3/F Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City Cyberpark, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City and Ground Floor, Building 1, Tuscany at McKinley Hill, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
'90s Graphics. Remember the funky styles for the nails in the ‘90s? It was all about the crazy combinations of designs, with colors, drawings, cartoons, flags, and all kinds of interesting trends throughout. The ‘90s were truly fun in the nail department, something that we would definitely want to to bring back with gusto.
Check out: Nail Tropics. With a natural touch of the ingredients of creams and scrubs all sourced from local farmers, the services and procedures from Nail Tropics can surely transform the skin leaving guests feeling refreshed.
Visit their branch at One Orchard Road, Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City.
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