Ever since Kendall Jenner casually mentioned that she loves a cow-print manicure, the nail-art design has remained at the top of trend lists for 2020. While the fad still shows no signs of slowing down, it’ is getting a chic and subtle upgrade for fall.
From classic cow to cowhide, the cold-weather take utilizes the same recognizable animal print, but in a softer, more seasonal, color combo: instead of black and white, it’s now a creamy beige speckled with chocolate brown spots.
Ahead, scroll through the best Instagram iterations of the fall nail-art trend to watch. Try yours from home, or at your next salon appointment, before everyone else inevitably jumps on the bandwagon.Manicurist Taryn Granados proves that a chocolate-brown cowhide manicure is perfect in transition: It includes all the top fall tones, but still feels fitting for one last beach day.If you’re not ready to fully commit to the trend, consider a cowhide accent, as seen in this post by Aussie salon owner Paris McElroy. File your nails into an almond shape, add a nude base, then experiment with the cowhide print on the halves of just a few nails. Content creator Alyssa Olguin shows off a trendy, asymmetrical take on cowhide, using two polishes, a milky white and soft brown, both by Essie.This example, out of Boston-based nail studio Paragon Nails, proves that you don’t need acrylics to pull off cowhide. On the contrary, the print might look even better on short, rounded nails. Although, these blurred cowhide French tips with gold detailing — out of UK-based salon, Get Nailed Bristol — make the case that when wearing cow print, more is more.
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