5 Glam Ways To Rock Red Nails Tonight

Whether you’re headed to a romantic dinner or a corny rom-com with a friend, a fresh manicure will make you feel properly pampered this Valentine’s Day. For a modern take on classic red, try one of these beautiful ideas from the fall 2014 runways, like negative space nails or racing stripes. Get the look at home or bring one of these photos to the nail salon for a totally stress-free transformation. Love the finished look? Share with us on Instagram using @thezoereport and #manimonday!

Mani Idea: Matte French Manicure

At Wes Gordon, Essie manicurist Rita Remark created an edgy "wick-tipped" French manicure using a coat of Penny Talk (copper) and Bordeaux followed by a matte topcoat. For the glossy tips a thin strip of Wicked (almost-black plum) was applied to nails. Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Mani Idea: Red Racing Stripes

Prabal Gurung collaborated with Sally Hansen again this season to create three custom nail laquers, in stores this September. For the runway show manicurist Jin Soon Choi started with two coats of Himalaya, an opaque nude, and finished with an off-center stripe in Rupee Red, a burgundy color. Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen

Mani Idea: Red And Black

Inspired by the Louboutin shoes on Mathieu Mirano's fall runway Essie manicurist Miss Pop created an edgy two-tone manicure using two coats of Bordeaux on the right side of the nail (covering about a quarter of the nail) followed by two coats of Licorice to fill in the remaining surface. Photo: Courtesy of Essie

Mani Idea: Half Moon With Nude

The gold-painted brows at Alexandre Herchcovitch were ultra-pretty but Zoya's half moon mani also caught our eye. The look started with two coats of Cho or Chantal (depending on skin tone) followed by Jane or Tasha for a dewy look. A small half-circle shape in a blood red shade called Sasha completed the look. Photo: Courtesy of Zoya

Mani Idea: Negative Space

At Noon by Noor, Zoya whipped up another modern take on the half moon using a shimmery oxblood shade called Norra and a glossy topcoat. The cuticle area was left completely bare for a cool play on negative space. Photo: Courtesy of Zoya