Spring is here, which means that winter nail trends are officially behind us. Interested in rocking this season's hottest manicures? Two top beauty bloggers weigh in with the manis they say will be trending hard this spring.
MORE THAN JUST PASTELS
Floral prints and Easter eggs naturally bring pastels to mind, but don't expect to see this translate directly to nail color. Instead, pastel cremes are dialed up with flirty (almost punky) finishes.
"Pink nails for spring are nothing new; however, instead of the typical baby pinks and rose hues, we're seeing bold fuchsia with fun twists like blue shimmer," says Michelle Mismas of All Lacquered Up.
In fact, flashy finishes just might be one of the most popular nail trends of the season. This means a fresh departure from the satin finish we saw a lot of this past winter.
"I'm seeing bright colors in different finishes such as holographics, neons and iridescent pastel shimmers," says Kelly Keeton of Vampy Varnish.
Aside from finishes, base colors are also more vibrant all around this season -- especially aqua, which is popping up over and over again.
"It had a presence on the spring runways and that has translated to nails," says Mismas. "Rebecca Minkoff, who is collaborating with Essie, used the color in her spring collection."
Last season brought us a lot of metallic finishes, including crushed diamonds and muted golds. This trend is evolving a bit for spring. Translation? Metallic French tips and nail art like tinny half moons.
And the blingy winter look is also here to stay.
"The holiday glitters aren't going anywhere this season," says Mismas. "Instead they are going subdued with pastel pieces as seen in Morgan Taylor Escar-Go To France."
NEGATIVE SPACE REIGNS SUPREME
When it comes to nail art, negative space manis were huge last season. For spring, expect to continue seeing them going strong -- with a twist. Keeton says that this time around, people are using pastel creme shades with (you guessed it) metallic finishes.
According to Mismas, spring apparel trends are directly influencing nail art.
"The negative space nail art trend is still prevalent thanks to all the cutouts and sheer panels seen during award season," says Mismas. "I like to combine that concept with graphic black and white geometric patterns for a fresh clean look with a bit of flare."