Graphic art nails are trendy for Spring or in winter. Picture: Instagram

Every year, the runways dictate the trends from clothing to beauty trends. The spring/ summer 2017 runway shows are no exception, the s/s 2017 nail trends are all about playing with expectations, whether by playing with bare nails or going all out with designs.

These trends are able adding pop of colour while not really taking nail art to seriously. It is incredible how such a small canvas can lend itself to so much creativity, and how big of an impact it can have on the whole outfit. The 2 of the biggest nail trends to emerge from the Spring/ Summer 2017 runway shows are the graphic art and matte metallic nails.

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Graphic Art

Bare nails with graphic colour accents. Picture: Instagram

This trend is all about making a splash! At a lot of different shows, manicurists created low effort yet high impact spring/ summer 2017 nail trends, by adorning the nails with just a splash of polish. There is something special about getting a little free flowing with the nail brush and doing whatever your mind desires, that’s what this trend explores.

Colourful graphic nails. Picture: Instagram

Nails are a canvas that allows for a lot of creativity, despite their small size, and playing with lines is one way to get interesting. We saw some lovely sketchy and line-based spring 2017 nail art trends this season.

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Matte metallic

Gold metalic matte nails. Picture: Instagram

This season a lot of designers opted for metallic gold and silver nails, but instead of allowing them to shine too much, they were painted over with a matte top coat. This was an especially interesting choice, when contrasted with all the solid, glossy colours we are used to.