Winter Nail Trends by Naja

Naja Rickette, West Hollywood Celebrity Nail Artist talks bold winter nail trends as worn by Nicki Minaj on the cover of US Marie Claire.


Fall/Winter 2013 means bold, rich, vibrant colours to the fore in deep hues like oxblood, deep blue and dark purple. “Metallics will still make a flash appearance especially in silver – think lines, spikes and studs,” said Naja Rickette.

Photo 2 Fall Trend Step Manicure by Naja Rickette

Naja’s Winter Look 1: Colour combinations will be very popular, especially contrasting ones e.g. a mix of nude with oxblood, red, deep blue and purple. This manicure is easy for anyone doing an at-home manicure. It’s also for those who can’t decide on one colour!

Photo 1 Fall Trend by Naja Rickette

Naja’s Winter Look 2: Oxblood with a silver lining, you can choose to go subtle with thin silver stripes outlined in black, or you can go for a larger, bolder metallic statement.

8.2013 Marie Claire Cover with Nicki Minaj Nails by Naja Rickette 3   8.2013 Marie Claire Cover with Nicki Minaj Nails by Naja Rickette 2

Feminine shapes in nude nails on Nicki Minaj’s Marie Claire special – nails by Naja Rickette.

“Nail art orders will be subtle lines, interesting colour combinations and a switch to more feminine details, nail shapes will go from pointed edges to a more subtle tapered square,” said Naja.

Naja Rickette is a veteran of the nail industry with a star-studded client list including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Fergie, Mariah Carey and Pink. She is the professional nail artist for reality TV show LA Hair.

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