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Backstage, two-inch, stiletto-shaped nails bedazzled with a circular gem were pressed onto nails ahead of the show.
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Inspired by New York City during the ‘80s, manicurists painted nails in pink, black, and vibrant orange, dipped a pencil—eraser end—in polish, and stamped a neat dot in the center of the nail.
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To create the look, creative director and co-founder of CND, Jan Arnold, layered a coat of clear nail polish on the models’ nails, and accessorized their digits with a strip of fuzzy, hot pink faux fur.
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Nude nails were outlined with gold glitter for a light catching effect. To create the look, manicurists applied coats of light pink nail polish and dipped brushes into pots of glitter to trace the cuticles on each finger.
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Abstract designs were painted against a backdrop of barely-there polish for a tribal look. Shapes included curves and lines that gave the illusion of chipped nails from a distance.
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The M.A.C Cosmetics team created six unique nail art looks that included holographic and ombré designs.
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While some models took to the runway sporting white, pointed nails, others donned a sinister black manicure with fuzz.
The standout nail looks from the Spring 2017 ready-to-wear shows were the ones that rewrote the rules of traditional manicures. According to the Balenciaga, Jeremy Scott, and Rodarte runways, you’ll soon abandon your pastel pink and eggshell blue polishes in favor of statement nail designs that highlight the cuticles. While Rihanna’s models had their nails cut into sharp, pointed shapes that were both subversive and cool, Libertine’s fuzzy nails made an argument for beauty before practicality. Below, seven statement nail designs from the Spring 2017 runways to finish your fingertips.