There's one trend you've probably been seeing across the hands of your favourite celebrities: gradient manicures. The trend involves creating an ombré effect on your nail, fading from one colour into the next, or in many cases into the natural nail.
The trend is super versatile and can involve just one shade of polish, or as many as can fit on your nail bed. While some lovers of the trend wear it on just a few nails, others opt to have it across all 10 fingers.
While the look is high-impact, the technique doesn't have to be difficult. If you'd like to try the trend out at home, simply grab a makeup sponge, a bowl of water, and a paper plate, and the polish of choice. Pour your desired colour onto the plate, and dip your wet sponge into the polish. Tap the sponge repeatedly on the area of your nail you'd like the pigment to be the most saturated, and as the colour begins to lighten, move it to the bare area of your nail to create that faded effect. If you're using multiple colours, make sure to overlap them on your nail and blend out well with the wet sponge. Another easy way to achieve the trend is by painting your nails a solid colour and adding the gradient effect using glitter.
Love the look, but not sure where to start? We've rounded up a multitude of manicure ideas so you can get started now. You can either attempt them at home or bookmark this page to show your manicurist at your next salon visit.