Editors Blog: Spring Fresh Mani

It's a tough job testing out everything beauty, but somebody's gotta do it. Follow along as I share the latest and greatest in products, trends and beauty news from my post as Senior Editor of American Salon.

The negative space trend is still going strong, but I found one of the freshest takes on this look right here in my backyard of NYC at Paintbox, a nail studio known for its elevated manicure experience and for turning out sophisticated nail art. “The French and half-moon mani are not new nail trends, but bringing them together in one nail look definitely is,” says Elissa Schell, manicurist at Paintbox. “Right now, I love it in contrasting pastel colors. For the spring, we've switched it up with Moonlight, by having the moon and the tip be two different colors. The original look [Moonstruck, from our Fall/Winter 2014 look book] was done with one color” It’s perfect for the client who usually goes for a classic or simple look to make a bit of a statement and at the same, for those clients who are more adventurous with nail art because of the endless color combinations. 

About: Maureen Sheen is the Senior Editor of American Salon. She comes from a beauty and style background having worked at Woman's Day, People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue reporting on the latest trends from backstage at New York Fashion Week, interviewing celebrities and beauty industry heavyweights, and fashion styling for editorial photo shoots. The self-professed product junkie, super foodie and wannabe hand model is obsessed with rose gold jewelry, the NYC Flower Market and planning her next big getaway.

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