NYFW Nails: The Best Manicures We’ve Seen On the Runway

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Nails are just as important as hair and makeup (if not more) backstage at New York Fashion Week. Over the past few seasons we’ve seen everything from ombre glitter stiletto tips to bejeweled “sqoval” (square-meets-oval) talons and the Fall 2014 shows are already bringing fun, bold creations to the hands of every major model on the catwalk.

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We’ll be tracking the trends as they pop up throughout the week, from new twists on the French manicure to gold ombre and everything in between. Take a look at our favorites so far…

Mega manicurist MISS POP painted a monogramed E (for Erin Fetherston, natch) on every half-moon nail using a KISS Nail Artist Paint, alternating between white and black. Sweet, chic, and totally on […]

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Over at Marissa Webb, diagonal color-blocked sections were done with Maybelline Color Show lacquer in “Pink Embrace” and “Dressed to Kill” for a mod feel.

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MAC manicurust Keri Blair applied actual gold leafing over “Screaming Bright” polish to create the illusion of metallic rain on the nails at Desigual and the result was seriously stunning up […]

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We’re pretty sure these high-shine tips caught everyone’s eye at Lisa Perry. Essie polish in “No Place Like Chrome” was appllied for the metallic effect, followed by quick-e drying […]

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The nails at Kate Spade are always pretty major and although this creamy nude hue is more neutral than what we’ve seen in past seasons, the almond shape still makes them super sophisticated for fall (or […]

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Celebrity nail technician Patricia Yankee actually designed not one, but three cool manicures for the Jay Godfrey presentation. She utilized leather fringe, black lace, and metallic purple striping tape […]

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It doens’t get much cooler than clouds and rainbows! The dreamy tips at DEGEN were created with OPI “Can’t Find My Czech-Book” (sky) and “Alpine Snow” (clouds), while the pinkies were painted with “Push […]

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Peter Som’s models got sleek black stripes along the bottom of a stark white base for their close up.

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