No doubt, nail art is seriously having a moment. But we're already at a point where certain patterns have become passé (accent finger anyone?). To keep your tips covered in fresh, fantastic looks, we've compiled Nail Art's New Wave, a collection of our favorite new patterns inspired by super-talented manicurist Julie Kandalec and Maybelline New York's Color Show Nail Lacquer – plus hints on how to execute them perfectly.
Nail art is so hot right now, which is probably half the reason we were so excited about the totally retro '60s pattern that we've dubbed "The Mod World." The other half of why we're in love with this look is the increasingly complicated series of circles and curves. Sure, it looks darn-near impossible, but stick with us through the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced stages of our little how-to, and you'll have this one dancing on your tips before you even know it.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca