10 Nail Polish Ideas To Try In 2014

A new year calls for a new look and what better place to start than with your manicure? Here, 10 fresh ideas for your weekly polish change, straight from the spring 2014 runways.

Manicure Idea: Minimalist Nail Art

Mani guru Jin Soon created this streamlined look for Tibi's spring show using an almost-white shade from her forthcoming collection and a few black stripes created with a thin nail art brush. Photo: Courtesy of JINSoon

Manicure Idea: Reverse Half Moon

Created by Butter London's Katie Jane Hughes for Lela Rose this cool mani consists of a sheer matte base topped with a dusty periwinkle laquer to create a reverse half moon effect. Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Manicure Idea: Sparkly Stripes

At Prabal Gurung's ICB show Hughes used holographic foil and Butter London's new blue opal-flecked topcoat to create the sporty stripes on otherwise beautifully bare nails. Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Manicure Idea: French Manicure Flip

For Milly's Japanese architecture-inspired collection, Hughes' created a clever twist on the classic French mani by adding optic white polish to the base of nails instead of the tips. Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Manicure Idea: Bright White

For a perfectly smooth manicure at Nanette Lepore, Essie manicurist Michelle Saunders used a ridge-filling base coat to start things off right and then applied two layers of opaque white polish and a shiny topcoat to complete the look. Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Manicure Idea: Barely-There Beige

Layers of sheer and almost-nude polish created a fresh look for nails at Derek Lam's spring show. Created by Jin Soon, the manicure started with a sheer base coat followed by single coats of pale pink and milky white lacquer. Photo: Courtesy of JINSoon

Manicure Idea: Pastel Pairs

Cool pastel tones are having a moment and Essie manicurist Julie Kandalec took full advantage at Wes Gordon's show by reinterpreting the classic French manicure in shades of pale purple and sandy beige. Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Manicure Idea: Ombre Glitter

Butter London's Katie Jane Hughes doubled up on glitter at Nicole Miller, creating a cool ombre effect. A finely-milled golden shimmer created the base while a black, pink and blue glitter was used to add darkness to tips. Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Manicure Idea: Matte Almost-Black

At Costello Tagliapietra, to soften a deep navy base coat and give it a modern twist, Essie's artsits added a layer of sheer pink lacquer followed by a matte topcoat to complete the look. Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Manicure Idea: Half Moon Shimmer

To add a touch of luxuious, princess-like sparkle to the pale pink manis at Jenny Packham, Essie artists added a touch of magenta and silver glitter to the base of nails as a final step. Photo: Getty Images