A15e729e4347d9b6b82a mod nails for spring

Thanks to an array of mod-inspired looks on the Spring/Summer 2018 runways, the swinging ’60s are slated to experience a full-on revival this season. From colorful cat eye sunglasses to boldly patterned headscarves, designers took a page out of the past to inspire their spring collections. The vintage look is also expected to make its way to nails. Think: playful pastels befitting of any beach party and geometric patterns that offer a chic retro charm. To help get your tips in line with the season, check out the top mod manis we’re loving at the moment.

 

Nailstyle/@theillustratednail

Bold color and geometric patterns served as the most sought-after coupling during the ‘60s. To give your mani retro flair, opt for a mix of bright primary and secondary colors. For even more pop, add a hint of white polish to help the colors stand out.

 

Nailstyle/@lilly i lack.elfe

Want something a little more sophisticated? This red and black mani has a mod feel with a modern edge. The secret to the look? Opt for a slim arc of color along the edge of the cuticle, rather than a half moon design.

 

Nailstyle/@naq57

Nothing says mod more than black and white checkered print. To give the look a sleek finish, concentrate the design along the free edge and gradually taper it off at the cuticle to create an element of negative space.

 

Nailstyle/@felinaunias

A black and white chevron print offers a luxe, '60s feel. For best results, try using a chevron nail vinyl to achieve clean lines. Mix up the width of each line and play around with the placement of the vinyl to elevate the look. Quick tip: When working with nail vinyls, always remove them before the polish dries in order to avoid smudging.

 

Nailstyle/@girlienails66

Quirky patterns are the key to capturing that mod '60s style. The good news? You don’t have to be a polish pro to create the look. Paint a few similar geometric shapes in contrasting shades on one or two nails, then connect the shapes and paint the rest of your nails in a solid color.


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