Statement Nails

Main image: 
threeASFOUR (Photo courtesy of CND)
Deck: 
Nail technicians created a custom look for each designer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2010 in New York by getting creative with polish and texture.

Held in the iconic white tents at Bryant Park in February, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2010 in New York featured a bevy of unbelievable fall styles, as well as an array of nail trends that made our hearts go pitter-patter. Some of the major nail styles that populated the runways this season included dark enamel in shades of green and blue for a touch of drama; grays and browns lent an edgy, modern feel; neutral shades were of course present for a clean, natural look; and the en vogue nail shape? Short and oval. Another major trend on the runways was textured nails, which allowed nail techs to get extremely creative with their nail designs. Nail teams used a multitude of techniques including polish layering and matte lacquers, as well as elements like crushed crystals and glass on nails.
Here's a look at some of the beautiful runway nails created by the highly-skilled nail teams (including China Glaze, CND, Dashing Diva, Deborah Lippman, Minx, OPI and Zoya) that awed the fashion-forward crowds. Plus, get the scoop on nail trends and backstage antics from some of the nail techs that worked the shows!