You know you’re in love with nail art when you can’t wait to put on the hoodie you’ve been eyeing for weeks.
But with the advent of the “designer” hoodie trend, you may not have the luxury of picking the right shade for your specific skin tone.
To help you pick the right nail art color for your nail, Salon Today’s Ashley Lutnick spoke to beauty expert and fashion designer, Nicole Nunn.
Nunn said the key to picking the perfect shade is to remember to be honest about your skin tone, but not too much.
“Make sure you are choosing a shade that matches your nails and hair texture,” Nunn told Salon Today.
“If you’re going to have a nail polish that has a certain amount of pigment, you might want to go with a darker color for a darker nail or darker for a more flat nail.”
Nunn added that, like with any nail polish, you need to experiment and find a shade you’re comfortable with, because you won’t find the perfect color for everyone.
“I don’t think it’s that important to have the perfect tone,” she said.
“But I definitely do think it would be nice to have one that suits you.”
The key to choosing the right size for a hoodie nail is finding a size that fits your nails perfectly, which is what Nunn recommends.
“For me, I usually have a couple sizes,” she told Salon Now.
“My nails are a little bit bigger, so if I have two sizes, I tend to be more of a full-on nail artist, so that’s what I go with.
I also like to have more of an ankle than a hip so that I can pull it down more and have it not show.”
Nungn recommends that you don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades of nail polish in order to find the shade that best suits your skin.
“There’s so many different nail colors that are out there, it’s really hard to pick a nail color that suits everyone,” she explained.
“You can’t be too strict about what you want, and you can always find a color that you really like and go with that.”
Nunn also suggests that you avoid colors that you’ve had in the past, like metallic colors or polishes that contain pigments.
“As long as you’re using something that’s not really toxic, it will probably work for you,” she added.
“Even if you have a toxic past, you still want to find something that matches the tone of your nails.”
If you’ve got more questions about nail art, you can also take the advice of Nunn and Nunn’s friends.
“They’re all like, ‘Just keep going, just keep going,'” she said, adding that she would recommend that people try out different nail polishes in a day.
“It’s not something you can do for an entire month.”