4 Fall Nail Trends from Scotland to Try Now
When leaves change colors, so do nails, and if you’re anything like us, you’re eager to swap your bright, poppy nail polish for rich oranges, dark greens, and maroons for fall nail art colors and trends the minute summer ends.
For Autumn, not only are we channeling the beautiful colors of Scotland in our Fall 2019 Collection, but we’re trying out some of the country’s edgiest fall nail trends. We ventured all the way to Glasgow to chat with NAF! salon owner, Tammy Koslowski, who shared her favorite fall nail art looks that will kick your back-to-school and holiday nails up a major notch.
One thing Scotland is known for is their cutting- edge style, so it’s no surprise that they’d add heavy metal to their fingertips. An easy way to punk up your fall nail art is by adding studs, hoops, or 3D charms. Tammy noted, “I love popping studs on the arc of a negative space half-moon, or gold cuffs on top of a sheer nude. For acrylics, I love out-there 3D charms on thumbs and ring fingers over a set of long, dark nails in nude or brown fall tones.”
Negative Space Nail Art
You know this fall nail trend— it’s the one you’ve hearted a hundred times on Instagram and have pinned to all your nail boards. It’s quickly gaining fans around the globe and we get why: it’s awesome. We love how the natural nail is incorporated into the nail art creating a minimal yet eye-catching look. While we’ve seen a lot of floral and contemporary art renditions, we can’t wait to see how this style graduates to a more moody look for fall. Tammy’s tips for nailing this look? You need “perfect prep and a sheer, neutral color that masks the natural nail. You don’t want to detract attention from the nail art, so a gorgeous, healthy looking base is great.”
Flowers aren’t just for spring! According to Tammy, “I’m seeing a lot of real, dried flowers and leaves being encapsulated at the moment, which I really love.” A few ways you can try this fall nail trend at your next appointment: autumn leaves encapsulated over a mauve nail polish, or dried flowers over dark purple.
Of course, you can never go wrong with plaid nails— it’s one of Tammy’s most requested fall nail art look trends every year. A few ways you can refresh this classic look is by adding some glitter to the print, or try it over a bare nail for a fresh take on negative space nails.
Now that you have tons of inspiration for fall, get out there and paint yourselves Scotland. But don’t forget! Be sure to share your manis on social media using #OPIScotland