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Fall Nail Art Trends

As we usher in cooler weather, pumpkin-spicing everything up along the way, it’s a great time to usher in the fun and fabulous fall nail trends making the rounds this year. This year’s offerings are an awesome combo of subtle and sassy with a hint of abstract. So, check out a few of our favorite fall styles showing up on fingertips everywhere!

A French twist

Classic French nails are getting a new spin with bold, deep red and burnished gold tips. You can also try a neutral colored nail and a French tip in any color that inspires you!


There are so many options with this multi-colored style. Swirl 2 or 3 colors together while your polish is still wet to achieve a marvelously marbled look.

Abstract art

You don’t have to be Picasso to get a little abstract with your nails. Create a canvas with a neutral color and brush a swoosh of white across your nails that looks like you used a paint brush. Follow up by drawing that distorted, Picasso-like face with black polish.

Color block

Pair this look with your favorite color-block dress using the same color palette to create distinct sections. You can also go for the opposites attract theme and use shades that are on the other end of the spectrum from your dress.

Full- flannel

In a nod to cooler temps, try warming things up with flannel at your fingertips, using bolder squares than you would for ordinary plaid to get the full flannel feel.

Let your nails do the talking

You have 10 fingers, so what do you want to say? Spell out your message in 10 words or less over a base color or just paint a single nail with your initials. This trend will have heads turning to see what your nails are saying.

The great thing about nail art is that it’s so temporary. You can change up your look every day if you feel like it. So, have some fun with it and explore your inner artist. If your inner artist is inspired by all things beauty, maybe a career in the beauty industry is right for you! If you’d like to learn more about what the beauty industry has to offer, check out the programs at Continental School of Beauty! With multiple locations to choose from in upstate New York and programs in Hairdressing and Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Specialty, and even Barbering, Continental is helping students turn their passion into a profession. Contact us today for more information on how to take your next step toward your future.

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