Runways at Fashion Week in New York are filled with a different kind of manicure. The traditional French manicure has been turned on its head. Models are sporting the new moon manicure. This style is a simple variation of the French manicure. The crescents of the nail are identical to the tips, and this creates a moon looking manicure.
The Popularity of the Moon Manicure
This look has slowly been gaining popularity over the past four seasons. Manicurists are taking the moon manicure to a different level. At Fashion Week, fresh new variations of this look were spotted everywhere, so the trend is not slowing down. The trend was started when Claude Morais and Brian Wolk introduced this flapper inspired manicure to the fashion scene.
These two designers want to turn the volume up on this exciting new trend. They are looking to become known as masters of the moon manicure, so they are constantly dreaming up new variations of the look.
The Monogram Moon
The spring runway show of 2011 showcased the monogram moon manicure. Models wore nails that had a Ruffian logo stamped on their ring fingers. The rest of the nail has opposing textures. Shiny nail polish paired with a more textured putty look.
The Full Moon
Another variation of the moon manicure came from Vena Cava. This look sports a fuller moon with more earth tone colors paired with black. This look is truly sleek and sexy.
In the 1920’s, the moon manicure was a way to differentiate between social classes. Those that could spend a lot of time on their nails were of a higher social class.
There are more futurist versions of the moon manicure too. Park Choon Moo created a moon style that has clear acrylic glued on top of the nail and cut short. People truly are going wild over this sleek variation.
You can sport any moon manicure this season. It will truly make a fashion statement.