Spring’s Top Nail Trends to Try Now

Preview spring's coolest nail trends, from a "Versaille" mani at Rachel Antonoff to shattered glass at The Blonds.

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The elegant basketweave-effect nails at Rodarte were fashioned from wax paper and four different shades of neutral hues.
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Similarly, Butter London gave models at Malandrino clean manicures and pedicures in a fresh shade of warm nude.
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Burgeoning nail art star Deborah Lippman created a long, pointy nail in shock white to accent Kate Spade's pop-art-inspired Spring '13 collection.
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Another mani with DIY potential cropped up at Kaelen, where Butter London created a two-tone khaki and black nail with a messy, scratched effect along the center line.
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At Joy Cioci, CND worked with dozens of tiny pearls and silvery beads to create a festive, bubbling-champagne look.
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CND accented Nicole Miller's spring collection with a sleek black "galaxy" nail that was finished with a starry silver diamond in the center.
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At Ruffian, MAC artists applied elaborate gold filigree to nails to create a bejeweled effect that still felt sophisticated (rather than bling-y).
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CND's outrageous three-tiered manicure for Binetti may have been the most technically complicated of all, with two acrylic nails in orange and black interspersed with tiny pearls to create an oyster-like effect.
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Nail artists at Sally Hansen added an ominous touch to Prabal Gurung's Spring '13 collection with red drips of polish meant to look like droplets of blood.
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In terms of DIY, OPI's simple yellow-tipped French manicure for Jenni Kayne's sunny spring collection is easy to replicate at home.
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Lillibet's "Jubilee" polish—a silver metallic with a lilac finish—added a metallic shimmer to Erin by Erin Fetherston's Spring '13 collection.
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The silvery metallic talons at the Blonds got their unusual, jagged texture from shards of real crushed glass (Please, nail art fans: Don't try this one at home).
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A slightly less dangerous—though no less cool—mani showed up at Veda, where shimmery metallic polish in olive green and raspberry was finished with a solid black stripe.
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At Tracy Reese, long, pointy acrylics were color-blocked in "V" shapes in bright orange a turquoise blue hues.
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Kenzo accented a lively, pop-art inspired spring '13 collection with classic ruby red polish on models' natural nails.
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An easy look to replicate at home, nails at Clements Ribeiro consisted of a simple black polish dot in the "moon" of the nail, while tips were kept natural.
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On the wackier end of the spectrum, Mark Fast accented a blinged-out spring collection with similarly high-impact nails that consisted of long faux tips finished with a reflective stripe of silver.
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Meadham Kirchhoff may have had the most elaborate nails of London Fashion Week, showing models with glittering studded tips that accented the baroque textiles in his collection.
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Looking for a little Halloween inspiration? Philipp Plein added edge to sweet floral sundresses by showing them with long, razor-sharp nails.
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Glossy magenta nails at DSquared2 added a girly flair to the goth-chic spring collection.
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The metallic nail art trend was going strong at Veronique Branquinho, whose models sported deep bronze polish with a super luxe shine.
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Another metallic nail cropped up at Jean Paul Gaultier, where '80s pop-rock ensembles were accented with sleek silver polish.
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Mugler abandoned his typical all-black palette for the spring season, and also embraced slightly less severe nail art. Here, a simple grey manicure with sparkling violet glitter.
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DIY-ers, take note: Rolaund Mouret's super-simple manicure consisted of bright red polish painted in triangular "corners" of the nails.
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Tsumori Chisato is known for his use of bold, saturated color, so it's hardly surprising that the designer opted for a bold orange hue when it came to accenting the spring '13 collection.
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In a quirky take on the trendy black-tipped French manicure, Alexis Mabille's models were given black tips painted with a sharp "V" shape—creating a bow-tie like look.
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Vivienne Westwood tried uncharacteristically daring nail art for the spring '13 season: here, a powder blue nail with a sharp point festooned in glittering blue crystals.
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Given all the wild nail art on the runways, it was almost refreshing to see that Chanel went for a sporty French manicure for spring '13. Given the house's influence in the beauty world, it's safe to say you can prepare to see plenty of French manis this spring.
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