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The Real Way to Nail the Man-icure


ryan-nailEmma Roberts was put in the very capable hands of hairstylist Ryan Trygstad for Monday night’s New Yorkers for Children Fool’s Fête—and I couldn’t help but notice his immaculately groomed and gleaming fingers while he blow-dried. Upon closer inspection, however, I noticed that this spectacular sheen could not be attributed to a natural buff or a clear top coat, but rather was the result of minimalist nail art. After seeing a similar concept on Pinterest, Trygstad opted for horizontal bronze stripes artfully etched across select tips (a design he had done for a recent video shoot—”They [zoomed] in close and I wanted it to be funky,” he said). The “Japanese business nail” turned out to be bogus, but this example is very much real and right on trend (line art was seen at Tibi’s Spring 2014 show and on Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2014 runway). While stock options and a promotion might not come out of this paint job, a few compliments on the subway are definitely in store.

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