1Jen Kao: Artful Manicures

Look, but don’t touch! For Jen Kao, CND Runway Nail Professional Wanda Ruiz created “Lethal Love” diffused, gradation manicures that attract the eye with bold shades, but like a poisonous frog, have dangerous undertones. These uniquely artful manicures were shaded using an airbrush tool, but you can re-create the look at home using CND Colours in Midnight Sapphire, Anchor Blue, Rouge Red, and Green Scene each combined with Inkwell and topped with Air Dry Top Coat while wet for an ombre finish.

2Karen Walker: Mustard Manicures

At Karen Walker, Ruiz custom blended “Murky Mustard” manicures using CND Colour in Bicycle Yellow with seven drops of CND Colour in Blackjack for a summery, spirited, and youthful shade. Fresh faces with poppy orange lips and Victorian twisted hair made it almost possible to hear the songbirds tweeting!

3Wes Gordon: Power Nails

At Wes Gordon, CND lead artist Kristina Estabrooks crafted soft almond, nearly neon, coral “Power Nails” with two coats of CND Colour in Poppyfield to complement wispy, teased ponytails and fresh faces to embody the height of ’60s SoHo sophistication. The namesake designer loved the edgy length of the nails and remarked that his vision’s muse was “sleek and civilized, but she might scratch your eyes out.”

4Norman Ambrose: Funky French Manicures

For the Norman Ambrose show, CND lead artist Candice Manacchio fashioned six different manicures to go with glam 1960’s pieces straight out of vintage Vogue—for the sexy, exotic woman who swims in her diamonds. Re-create this long, oval-shaped nail here at home using CND Colour in Flashpoint iced with Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect for a funky French tip.

5Norman Ambrose: Bonus! Funky French Manicure

Manacchio’s artistic manicures for Norman Ambrose are too cool to keep to ourselves. Almost every model on the runway had unique nails, but this look was one of our favorites. The recipe: Gold Chrome edged with CND Colour in Blackjack and gold leafing.

6Kevork Kiledjian: Iced Sand Manicures

For the Kevork Kiledjian show, Manacchio created “Iced Sand” manicures using one coat of Desert Suede topped with CND Jade Sparkle Effect and softened with a finish of CND Colour in Washed Down White. Nails were a modern spin on nude with added texture for a hi-tech finish to complement military green and cream shades on the runway.

7Milly: Neon Nails

For Milly, Manacchio fashioned neon bright nails using a blend of CND Colours in Brillant White, Bicycle Yellow, and Electric Orange to accessorize fuchsia pink lips and vibrant shades of vermillion, tangerine, and jade in the collection.

8Naeem Khan: Hematite Nails

At Naeem Khan, Ruiz crafted “Hematite Nails” for manicures and pedicures using saturated concrete gray CND Colour in Asphalt finished with Super Shiney Top Coat for a lustrous look. This sophisticated almond shape accentuated elaborately twisted buns and gorgeous red-carpet-ready gowns on the runway. To get this look at home, try the brand new CND Shellac in Asphalt, which guarantees mirror shine for two weeks!


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