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Stunning nail art ideas and health tips to start the new year

Stunning nail art ideas and health tips to start the new year

The New Year is a great time to try new trends. Why not start with your nails. This hot topic is huge and a must for influencers across the web. Having great nails takes your look a step further and adds polish to any wardrobe.

Nail art ideas

Whether you’re going to do your nails yourself or you have a favorite salon for your mani, these ideas simply rock. They’re the cutting edge of awesome and will set the stage for a year of fab nails.

French twisted

There are so many variations on the French tip that all you have to do is pick a favorite one and make it your gateway to nail art addiction. 

Double french is a little white trim on the top and bottom.

Multicolored french gives you an art deco touch with a pop of color.

French glitter turns a little shimmer into a signature.

French foil gives even more shine for funky tips.

Twisted tips take the French bit for a ride.

Luxe colors

A move away from neon colors and into sophisticated and luxe hues is on the horizon. Shifting to these rich tones ups your nail game.

Champagne glitter proves that shimmery can be sophisticated.

Rose gold gives your nails a regal and feminine touch.

Deep red wine tones are classic, and they’re always the right vintage.

Matte and rich red are tones steeped in style. Be ready for a huge statement.

Deep blue is an unexpected color, yet a real statement of glamour.

Negative space

While some will want to do more and more, others are taking a step back and doing less for greater impact.

Negative french pairs two trends together for a fantastic effect.

Jeweled gems put the focus right where it should be, on the fantastic gems with negative space as a backdrop.

Twinkle tips are perfect for a party with shimmery glitter and a neutral base.

Artistic accents let you keep the color on a few nails but then really go dramatic with accent nails that feel like elevated stained glass.

Dramatic lines become oh-so-amazing when there’s a negative space background to make them POP!

Seaglass nails

The biggest new nail trend for 2020 is going to be seaglass nails. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you’d better go schedule your appointment because you can lead this trend with your friends, and become the fashion-forward maven for the new year.

Simple seaglass uses a see-through color that’s got just a hint of beachy goodness.

Ocean opalescence colors have the slightest pastel touch and a soft vacation feel.

See-through seriousness takes the frosted glass look even further and earns rave reviews.

Nail health

While manicures, nail polish, and even nail stickers can look amazing and make you feel like moving art, they aren’t great for your nails. Over time, the constant application of chemicals, filing, UV lamps, glue, and gel can break down the structure of your nails. 

Your nail health is more important than style, and a routine of nail care and maintenance will give you both health and a canvas for style. Whether you’re repairing damaged nails or getting ahead of it with nail maintenance, a focus on health is the core concern.

Your fingernails are mainly composed of keratin, the same protein that is in your skin and is a large part of your hair. Keeping your nails healthy or bringing them back to health starts from within. The great thing is that while you’re working to boost your nail health, your skin and hair will benefit too.

Hydrate and moisturize. Drink more water and, when your nails are naked, bathe them in a nail moisturizer. Don’t forget the nail bed and cuticle.

Take Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins for hair and nails. They’re designed to give your hair and nails the nutrition they need to grow strong and healthy. 

Avoid acetone. While acetone is great at removing polish, it’s harsh on your nails.

Use fine-grain emery boards. Rough ones do a lot of damage.
Protect your hands when using chemicals. Gloves can be your best friend.

If your nails seem to be unusually damaged or have some unusual characteristics, you might want to speak to your doctor. Fingernails can often be the first sign of disease.

Final thoughts

Nail art is a fun and smart way to start creating a new you for the new year. Having well-manicured nails adds glamour to your look and can be jazzed up or mellowed out to create a statement that’s easy for everyone to see.

This season, nails are leaning more toward classic elegance with subtle charm. Negative space lets accents shine, rich colors have a luxurious attitude, an update of the French tip is a much-needed refresh, and the see-through seaglass look is sure to stick around. Which nail style is yours, and what will create the biggest buzz in your social circle?

While the colors and art are fun, the biggest takeaway should be your nail health. Work to get noticed but for all the right reasons. Healthy nails take a little extra work and some good lifestyle choices, but once you make the commitment, your nails will reward you with growth and strength.

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