I’ve had a lifelong love affair with nail art. In my teenage years, I’d dip my nails in vodka and press newspaper on them. I was obsessed with the infamous Barry M crackle polish (not to mention carefully-dotted Tipp-ex polka dots). Nowadays, nail art looks a little more advanced. The breakout trend filling our feeds? Wave nails.
Wave nails combine bits of all the best nail trends we’re sporting at the moment. They’re like a softer take on geometric – fluid waves rather than straight lines – with all the colours of mismatch nails and the longevity of negative space nails (if the design is done on the natural nail).
My favourite thing about nail art? It’s the easiest way to experiment with trends, colours and patterns without compromising that all-black-everything aesthetic.
By Beth Ludolf