If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from Milan fashion week, it’s that nail art is back. And not just a subtle spot of nail design, but an elaborate and excessive expression of fashion worn on your slap bang on the end of your fingers. From Jenny Longworth’s epically bejewelled talons at Gucci to the pearl encrusted fingernails at Antonio Marras and the psychedelic swirls at Pucci, we didn’t have to look far for some seriously intricate #nailspo this season.
But do these couture nails have to come with a couture price tag? Absolutely not! A skilled technician should easily be able to help you achieve that high end look for less. And with the average price of a basic nail art session ranging anywhere from £20 to £50 (depending on how detailed you want to go) there’s no reason you can’t have catwalk-worthy nails for a fraction of the price.
But a word to the wise, although we’re massive fans, certain styles are best left on the catwalk, and may need to be adapted for everyday life. It’s perfectly acceptable to ask your go-to manicurist to tone it down just a touch during your next salon visit. Keep the colours bold and pair down the embellishments slightly – with a bit of creativity these looks can be easily adapted for your average working girl.
By Rebecca HoffnungBook the look