5 Minimalist Manicures That Are SO Cool

Less is truly more when it comes to doing your nails

Lhuillier SS16
24 Feb 2016

Lhuillier SS16

Jade green replaces white tips in this refreshing take on the classic French manicure.

Tanya Taylor SS16
24 Feb 2016

Tanya Taylor SS16

Two bold stripes painted horizontally across each nail make a chic statement, especially when they’re in eye-catching colours.

Noon by Noor SS16
24 Feb 2016

Noon by Noor SS16

Mirror your eyeshadow shade with a simple matching stripe straight down each nail.

Jonathan Simkhai SS16
24 Feb 2016

Jonathan Simkhai SS16

Rim nude-coloured nails with silver at the tips and black at the base for a clean yet futuristic look.

Zero Maria Cornejo SS16
24 Feb 2016

Zero Maria Cornejo SS16

Who says white-tipped nails need to be perfectly painted on? Try dabbing colours on with a sponge instead for a tres chic look like this.

How do you know when someone truly stylish is in your midst? No matter how much effort you put into dressing up, you still feel totally gauche and grubby next to her. (Yes, we’ve been there.)

It’s the same with minimalist manicures. This new nail trend makes everything else - from 3D nail art to mono colours - look so inelegant.

Want some of that stylish insouciance at your fingertips? Take inspiration in our gallery of the coolest minimalist nails straight off the runways...and show it your manicurist, too.

Photos: Imaxtree

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