We've already shown you the 2012's hot nail polish colors
, so now it's time to talk about our favorite subject: nail art
. We paid close attention at fashion week in the fall, and we're ready to report our findings.
As always, the designs backstage at the spring '12 shows ran the gamut from demure to outlandish, but overall, there were five stand-out trends for spring: Foiled Metallics, Freehand Ombré, Futuristic Lucite, Duo Tones, and Punk Rock Pretty
. We spoke with four of the most influential ladies in nails — Deborah Lippmann, Butter London's Nonie Creme, CND's Jan Arnold, and OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann — to find out which looks we're going to be rocking on our fingers this year. These gals are in the backstage trenches coming up with all those those dreamy designs, so you can bet they know a thing or two about what will be hot in 2012.Read on to get the scoop and learn how to translate the trends to your digits.
Photo: Courtesy of CND