Why the gradient manicure is this season's hottest nail trend

From ombré to sombré, balayage to fallayage, dip-dye hair trends have been all kinds of experimental in reason seasons.

Now, the mix-and-match movement is catching on in the world of nail art, thanks to spring’s hottest trend, the gradient manicure.

Don’t be deceived by the fancy name: the manicure simply blends two-or-more shades, creating a subtle gradient at your fingertips.

There’s no hard and fast rules when it comes to how you apply your polish, although the manicure usually sees each nail painted a different colour, which is ideal if you find it an impossible task to choose between colours.

Best of all, it’s a super easy way to give your nails a subtle spring upgrade without booking in at the salon – you can totally replicate this look at home.

If you’re looking to trial the trend for the first time, choosing a range of shades from the same colour family will create a subtle transitional look.

Take a wider spectrum of colours and create two-toned striping on each nail for a truly kaleidoscopic effect.

For the more adventurous, add a glittery top coat or a bold print for when you’re feeling extra.

From cool-toned nudes and bright colour-blocking, to ice cream pastels that are perfect for seeing in the springtime weather, a gradient is sure to bring your mani A-game this spring.


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