Nail trends summer 2016 according to top nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade

Nail trends summer 2016
Nail trends summer 2016, photo: @IllustrateNail

British top nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade is known for her elaborate patterns and multi-layered designs (she graduated in illustrating). Her nail art appears in the most glamorous magazines and on the nails of celebrities. In this interview Sophie updates us on the nail trends for summer 2016.

On the catwalk this season brights, nudes, naturals and metallics dominated the catwalk. There was an abundance of nail art looks seen at the shows from minimal designs paired with delicate detailing and embellishments, textural effects and metallic foil looks.

Nail trends summer 2016
Nail trends summer 2016, photo: @IllustrateNail
Nail trends summer 2016
Nail trends summer 2016, photo: @IllustrateNail

‘The negative space/cut out nail is still a strong look for summer as well as the French manicure with a twist: think bright color tips on a natural nude nail, double French manicure, half French, upside down French etc!

Nail trends summer 2016
Nail trends summer 2016, photo: @IllustrateNail
Nail trends summer 2016
Nail trends summer 2016, photo: @IllustrateNail

All in all the nail trends were paired down, sophisticated and graphic. Nail art has definitely grown up!

We thank Sophie Harris-Greenslade
The Illustrated Nail
theillustratednail.tumblr.com
Twitter: @IllustrateNail
Instagram: @TheIllustratedNail