It’s no secret mod fashion is having a serious moment right now. So much so we decided to take the trend further than our closets and go ’60s mod with our manicures. We created 3 original ideas for on-trend nail art you can do yourself in 4 easy steps. Now that’s groovy, baby.
Get our retro-inspired, black and white manicures in 4 easy steps.
Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Zoe
Give your friends major mani envy with this easy-to-achieve look.
Step 1: Start with 1 coat of opaque black nail polish.
Step 2: Apply a matte topcoat to create more contrast between the black and white.
Step 3: With a striping brush, create 2 vertical lines going up the left side of the nail.
Step 4: Finish the design with 1 horizontal line across the top of the nail.
I Heart Nail Art Tool Kit
Matte Finish Shine Free
Union Jack Black Nail Polish
Nail Color Blanc
Half And Half
You will never find a nail art design this simple that packs such a punch.
Step 1: Start with 2 thin layers of white polish and let dry completely.
Step 2: Place a strip of tape down the middle of each nail and paint the remainder with black polish.
Step 3: Remove the tape and clean up any rough edges with a striping brush and white polish.
Step 4: Seal the look with a clear topcoat.
Hardwear Quick Topcoat
Nail Lacquer in Feathered
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Nail Polish In Alexa Silk
Nails Inc. London
This look is effortless and ultra-modern—perfect for a girl who is normally hesitant to try nail art.
Step 1: Apply a basecoat to create a smooth canvas.
Step 2: Layer 2 coats of white polish for an opaque finish.
Step 3: With a striping brush, create a black horizontal stipe in the middle of each nail.
Step 4: Finish with a clear topcoat. For a different look, experiment with a matte coat.
Nail Lacquer in Better Together
Nailkale Superfood Base Coat
Nails Inc. London
Nail Colour In Black Satin
Armor Top Coat