From ombré to sombré, balayage to fallayage, dip-dye hair trends have been all kinds of experimental in reason seasons.
Now, the mix-and-match movement is catching on in the world of nail art, thanks to spring’s hottest trend, the gradient manicure.
Don’t be deceived by the fancy name: the manicure simply blends two-or-more shades, creating a subtle gradient at your fingertips.
There’s no hard and fast rules when it comes to how you apply your polish, although the manicure usually sees each nail painted a different colour, which is ideal if you find it an impossible task to choose between colours.
Best of all, it’s a super easy way to give your nails a subtle spring upgrade without booking in at the salon – you can totally replicate this look at home.
If you’re looking to trial the trend for the first time, choosing a range of shades from the same colour family will create a subtle transitional look.
Take a wider spectrum of colours and create two-toned striping on each nail for a truly kaleidoscopic effect.
For the more adventurous, add a glittery top coat or a bold print for when you’re feeling extra.
From cool-toned nudes and bright colour-blocking, to ice cream pastels that are perfect for seeing in the springtime weather, a gradient is sure to bring your mani A-game this spring.