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The 3 Coolest New Nail Trends from Fashion Week 

Over the last few fashion weeks, nails have become just as important as the hair and makeup. This past season was no exception and we were delighted by all the bold colors and creative designs that we spied. After taking it all in, we’ve narrowed down all the incredible looks to our top three favorites. Will you be trying any of these trends?  

1) Studs: Deborah Lippmann for Kate Spade NY 

The bright pink talons at Kate Spade NY perfectly matched the Pop Art-and NYC-inspired fall collection. We’re definitely picking up some metallic pyramids to affix to our nails ASAP. Plus, we can almost guarantee we’ll be seeing more almond-shaped nails on celebrities and trendsetters this fall. In fact, Deborah Lippmann called it the “nail shape of the season.” 

2) Oil Slick Motif: Essie for Rebecca Minkoff 

These multi-tonal oil slick nails were not only prettyaccording to the lead manicurist Michelle Saunders they were so easy to do that one of the models did her own nails. Click through to see how to get the look yourself.

3) Picture Framing: Color Club for Charlotte Ronson 

The nails at Charlotte Ronson’s show are always inspiring. Remember last season’s wave nails? This season, nail artist Simcha Whitehill (aka Miss Pop) created picture frame nails that really stood out. Whitehill gave us the deets on creating the look ourselves and having tried it with some success, we feel confident that with a little practice, this style isn’t too hard to do. 

—Lorelei

Want to get inspired for spring nail looks? Take a look at our 10 favorite designs from the spring 2013 shows.

Picture Frame Nails at Charlotte Ronson

Backstage at Charlotte Ronson’s Fall 2013 show on a snowy Friday night, lead manicurist for Color ClubSimcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop, created picture frame nails for all the models. To get the look yourself, Whitehill says to paint your base color all over your nail and allow it to dry. Next, imagine your nail is just slightly smaller and paint your window color, leaving edges on three sides. Finish by adding a French tip with your base color. If you’re not supersteady with your hands, we recommend using tape to get a clean line. 

—Lorelei

For more backstage pictures all week check out Birchbox’s NYFW page.