Although there’s no correct time or place for specific types of nail art, it’s always nice to get new ideas, especially at the start of a new season. And when it comes to the nail art trends for Fall 2019, we’re happy to share that you’re in for a real treat. We consulted three top London-based nail pros to share the shapes and designs they’re really feeling at the moment — and what they predict will be seeing a lot more of.
Even though this time of year, we often think of deep, rich hues and cozy designs (think: jumper nails), this season’s coolest nail-art designs are anything but traditional (although, you can find ways to make them feel autumnal through choosing certain colors or patterns). The nail pros we chatted with are obsessed with incorporating many different shades and 3D elements for Fall and even came up with a design idea if you’re looking to save money before the season begins.
Not only did the nail artists predict the trends that’ll be huge in London, but they also outlined the technique so you can try it at home. However, if you’re not keen on trying out the trend yourself, they’ve also provided tips on what to ask your nail tech if you decide it’s a design best left to a professional.
Fall Nail Art Trend 2019: Metallic Tips
“The French manicure is making a comeback,” said LaShaun Graham, a nail business owner in London,. “Throughout Spring and Summer, we wore pastel and neon French manicures, but now it’s time to tone it down with our wardrobes and our nails.” A Metallic French Manicure is her current favorite, using polishes like Rust Worthy ($9) and Sweater Weather ($9) from the Essie Autumn 2019 collection.
Fall Nail Art Trend 2019: Negative Space
Graham understands that, although her customers like to indulge in nail treatments, they don’t always have lots of money to spend. “As we start to save money for the colder months, my clients are choosing a block-nude-and-negative-space looks so that their manicures last longer,” said Graham.
While negative space nails isn’t exactly a new trend, people are still finding different and creative ways to play with the look. Case in point: a half-moon, negative space design in a neutral tone that is close to your skin tone — like the one shown above — eliminates the problem of harsh regrowth lines on the nails, meaning the manicure lasts significantly longer (if you opt for a gel manicure, designed to last for up to two weeks).