With fall right around the corner (as signified by the hefty September issues of the fashion and lifestyle magazines stacked up on my desk), now is the time to get a jump start on your fall look. What better way to do that then by making your nails pop for the fall season than with color blocking?. According to the experts at sally hansen, color blocking nails is a perfect way to add instant depth and trend to your style. Colors can be monochromatic, metallic, bright, whatever style fits your look. Please see below for two looks created by Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole for the Fall 2016 runway shows (held this past February) for DKNY and Phillip Lim 3.1. Also explained below is how to get the looks and the Sally Hansen products used to create them.
Sally Hansen was the proud exclusive nail partner for Phillip Lim and create nail looks for his Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
“Phillip Lim’s new collection was inspired by Japanese craftsmanship, elegant lacquered wood, samurai sword embellishment, and even lipstick packaging. The location is intimate, secretive and lit by red light, evoking an underground performance or fight club. I thought immediately about a tradition I had once heard from the Heian period in Japan when ninjas would paint the symbol of their clan on their thumb. I wanted the nail look to feel symbolic and to have a striking contrast, hence the use of metallic with the beige shade, but to also work with the palette of the collection – a traditional autumnal array of olive green, mustard and burgundy. We did a circular optical illusion in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party on half of the girls and an oval shape in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Camelflage and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Party on the other half. The oval shape was inspired by the hardware on the bags and belts.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador
Sally Hansen was also the exclusive nail partner for DKNY and created the nail looks for the Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. “We wanted a playful look that mixes it up with a graphic design and tones from the 90’s,” explained Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, DKNY Creative Directors.
“When I think of DKNY, I think of the cool inspiration of the 90’s, the color palette of black, gray, white, neutrals, and strong graphic shapes. I knew the nails needed to feel equally sharp. The girls each have their own personality, a variety of hair styles and thus, a variety of nail styles as well. Using two colors, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Hue-mor, a deep navy and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic, a muddy gray-purple, we created four different nail looks which will be randomly applied to the girls backstage. Every girl will have a unique combination of flare,” says Poole
Commander in Chic, Gilty Party, Camelflage and Dark Hue-mor are part of Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection that infuses trend-setting shades with an expert-quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip-resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Runway-ready color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, with a built-in base and top coat, it’s all you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.
Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail artist working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline discovered the world of on-set manicuring, immediately recognizing that it was a culmination of all of her talent, interests and expertise. Her unique ability to craft innovative nail designs, impeccable execution, and emphasis on skin care has made her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of her collaboration with Sally Hansen, Poole helps set the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections globally with her fashion-forward vision.