Trend alert: Nail art

It's huge this season, so here's how to nail the trend

Beauty babes with a penchant for nail trends will not have missed the recent surge of wacky nail art.

They hit the catwalks first – think Minx at Vivienne Westwood and Jenni Draper’s reverse French tip at LFW opener Hair Meet Wardrobe – and now the trends have gone viral. From crackle coats to designer-collaboration transfers, getting arty with your nails has never been more in vogue.

But the latest trend requires a little more artistic license – doing a DIY nail leaves the design down to you. Extra points for originality – take inspiration from Eve’s Obama nails, Katy Perry’s smurfs, and Rihanna’s smilies.

How to? Nail the trend with new generation felt-tip Nail Pens from Topshop, £6.50, and Superdrug, £4.99 – they’re precise and easy to use, leaving no excuse for boring nails. And remember: much like home baking, it’s the slight imperfections that win here.

But for the unsteady of hand, fear not. Book in with Sophy Robson at Hari’s for bespoke nail art from £37 – www.kingsroad.harissalon.com

Go on, nail it!

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