Michelle Won (@califreenails), known for groovy nail art, is no stranger to “California Cool.” As an expert in emerging nail techniques with a passion for bold and psychedelic styles, Won’s manis are detailed, graphic and down-right far out.
“Currently, I am interested in looking at the different fashion and furniture trends from the ‘70s including bold florals, mod silhouettes, prints and more,” Won explains, revealing where she gathers inspiration for the colorful looks in her feed. “I also love looking at my fellow nail artists and technicians for inspiration.”
The artist currently has two designs in ManiMe’s Spring Forward collection, Trippy and La Fleur, which are both bold, retro styles that are the perfect accessory for the change in season. La Fleur will help you perk right up with its matcha green hue and fun floral frills. And, PSA, this green shade is going to be everywhere in 2021.
Won says: “I am really in love with La Fleur because it mixes joyful florals with abstract patterns. Matcha green is also one of my favorite colors right now, and I’m seeing a variety of green hues being used more frequently in nail art designs.” ManiMe makes it easy to achieve salon-quality nail art at home, but pros can hop on this mod color trend too.
If you wanted to create a similar design to La Fleur, the steps are easy:
- Apply a base color of your choice.
- Paint a cute, five petal flower design on your base.
- Use a white nail lacquer for the abstract squiggles.
“Remember to just have fun and let your brush flow!” Won says. “My best advice is to play with colors. If you start with a neutral base, it is easier to experiment with colors and add in different shapes. Give yourself a blank canvas then let your brush go with your imagination.”
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