New Nail Polish Trends

Alpha Nails: From space-age metallic manis to tie-dyed tips, fall's designer digits are all about the big finish.

high tech nail trends
Alpha Nails: From space-age metallic manis to tie-dyed tips, fall's designer digits are all about the big finish.
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high tech nail trends
Liz Von Hoene
Alpha Nails
SHE'S ALL MATTE This sultry navy polish goes on like any other, then surprises with a muted, velvety dry-down. Just remember to skip the top coat. On nails: OPI Matte Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy, $8.50. Also try: Knock Out Cosmetics Flatte Nail Polish in OX, $19.
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high tech nail trends
Liz Von Hoene
Alpha Nails
GLITTER-SWEET Yes, sophistication and sparkle can coexist: Rose-gold flecks suspended in inky-black lacquer mean a fiercely futuristic look. On nails: Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in Superstar, $35 for a set of three. Also try: Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Look Rich, Be Cheap, $18.
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high tech nail trends
Liz Von Hoene
Alpha Nails
SILVER SURFER Minx's ultrathin polymer sheets are placed on nails, then heated for an almost-indestructible finish—no drying time required. On nails: Silver Minx manicure; go to minxnails.com for salons.
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high tech nail trends
Liz Von Hoene
Alpha Nails
FADE TO BLACK This sleek ombre effect is fashioned from layers of Calgel's healthy-for-nails liquid overlay, which comes in 96 shades. On nails: Calgel color gradation tips; go to calgelusa.com for salons.
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