Toronto Fashion Jobs – Fall 2011 Nail Trends

After years of languishing in the land of basic red, clear polish and the classic French manicure, nail polish and nail art is taking a front seat. From colourful French manicures with a twist at Jason Wu to Minx-ified manis at Amanda Lew Kee and half-moon nail designs at Dior, colourful digits are the new must-have accessories. For Fall 2011 anything (but bare) goes.

Deep hues

Jason Wu. Image courtesy of

While pop art nail colours ruled the Spring 2011 runways (and are dominating the Spring 2012 catwalks as well) the cooler weather calls for a darker colour palette. Opt for polishes in bordeaux, military green and deep blue shades for the fall and winter months to come.

Try: Essie Carry On, a deep wine shade; China Glaze Holly-Day, a rich green shade; and Dior Vernis in Tuxedo, a shimmery navy hue.

Mighty Metals

Chanel. Image courtesy of

Fall is all about the statement nails. Make yours with luxe metallic lacquers in gold, pewter, gunmetal and silver.

Try: Nars Night Breed, a deep black with silver glitter; Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow, a gold polish with 24 karat gold dust; and Orly Iron Butterfly, a gunmetal polish.

Nail Art

Ruffian. Image courtesy of

Bring clothing trends—I’m thinking dots, lace and animal print—to your nails with some unique art. Try Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Stickers, DIY them yourself, or visit a certified nail artist.

Our picks? Premier nail salons Queens in Vancouver, Tips Nail Bar in Toronto and Rouge Nail Bar in Montreal.

Try: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Stickers, Sephora Nail Bling Nail Art Stickers, Orly Dotter Due Tool


By: Septembre Anderson, Toronto


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