Mani Monday: NYFW Negative Space Knit Nails Tutorial

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New York Fashion Week may have already called it a wrap, but the nail art we saw on the runways made a lasting impression. At Emerson by Jackie Fraser Swan’s presentation, the designer’s collection reflected witchy inspiration that included lots of cutouts and negative space. The Essie nail team, led by the talented, Miss Pop Nails, created three distinct looks including a negative space knit manicure. Here’s how to get the edgy peek-a-boo look.

NYFW negative space

What you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Striping tape
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton swabs

Step 1

1. To prepare for some fashionable nail art, use the scissors to cut out at least 20 small pieces of striping tape.


Step 2

2. Apply a base coat to clean and filed nails. Once completely dry, place a piece of tape in a diagonal starting from one corner of the tip of the nail to the cuticle. Place another piece of tape to create a V-shape cutout.


Step 3

3. Fill in the negative space on the tip of the nail with black polish.


Step 4

4. Use the gray polish to fill in the negative space on the top of the nail. Quickly remove the striping tape. For more precision, use the tweezers to peel off the tape.


Step 5

5. Clean up around the nail using a cotton swab dipped in polish remover. Lock in the entire design with a top coat.

What do you think of this look? Show us your negative space nails by tagging us on Twitter, FB or Instagram @SalonFanatic or #SalonFanatic. Check out nail artist Sigourney Nunez on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for even more looks, nail hacks, and tutorials.

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