Trend Alert – Negative Space Manis


Nail art was huge last year and while crazy colours and textures were at the forefront another trend was doing more with less – the negative space manicure. We saw it on the runway during the SS15 fashion weeks and on celebs like Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Scherzinger.

Jessie J
Jessie J


Negative space manicures are when your natural nail bed peeks through coloured polishes like cut outs. They are versatile and can be done in any pattern like simple lines and geometric patterns to more complex hand drawn designs with embellishments.

Nicole Scherzinger negatine space mani nails
Nicole Scherzinger
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens
Opening Ceremony's F:W 14 Essie negative space manicure nails
Opening Ceremony’s FW 14
Sophie-Theallet-Spring-2015 negative space manicure nails
Sophie Theallet Spring-2015


cage negative space manicure nail art

Zimmermann's S:S 15 show, Zoya negative space nail art
Zimmermann SS 15
Charlotte Ronson SS15 show nail art negative space manicure
Charlotte Ronson SS15


Glitter, monochrome, colour blocks, on natural nails or extensions, you can do a lot with this technique.

So ladies, what do you think, is this trend one to try or too tricky?


Image – Instagram/isthatjessiej, nicolescherzy, vanessahudgens,,,




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