With many brides choosing neutral nail shades for their big day, we’ve got some expert recommendations. Miranda’s nail artist in LA, Kim Truong, has shared her pro tips and favorite shades for brides-to-be; along with why and how she created the “classic and soft” look for Miranda’s wedding day nails last April.
To keep the focus on Miranda’s Dior gown & pearl encrusted headpiece, she kept her makeup, hair and nails classic and soft. We went for a soft pink nail varnish to complement her look.
Miranda typically likes a short-rounded nail but weeks before her wedding we stopped cutting them shorter and went for an oval nail shape to convey a feminine, classic look.
#1 Keep things simple. Sometimes it’s the simplest choice that looks the most beautiful, on your wedding day it can be nice to keep the focus on other details such as your ring or bouquet.
Women with fair skin tones look best in a sheer pink or a creamy blush formula. These shades will flatter fair skin tones rather than washing them out. Medium skin tones should try a pinky beige, taupe, or mauve color. Soft peaches compliment olive skin really nicely. Olive complexions should try light neutral caramel colors or deep beige shades. For women with darker complexions, I recommend an orange, nude, or creamy brown shades.
#2 Consider gels over regular nail polish, that way you don’t have to worry about the polish chipping. Added bonus, it will last throughout the honeymoon as well.
#3 Take inspiration from the seasons for nail color choice.
SPRING & SUMMER WEDDINGS
Go for a fresh look with light pinks or soft nudes. My personal favorites include:
* Essie: Mademoiselle & Ballet Slippers
* OPI: Bubble Bath & Samoan Sand
* Orly: Kiss the Bride.
FALL & WINTER WEDDINGS
Try opaque beiges, mauves, a cool grey taupe or go all out with a deep berry or wine color. I like to use:
* Essie: Sand Tropez & Berry Naughty
* OPI: My Very First Knockwurst, Tiramisu for Two, Malaga Wine
* Color Club: Killer Curves.
#4 Do a trial for potential wedding day nail color/designs as you would with hair and make up before the big day. If you normally wear nail art you can make it a part of your wedding day, but keep it subtle. But don’t try nail art if you’ve never tried it before!
HOW TO GET THE LOOK
First I shaped Miranda’s nails to create a classic oval shape, elongating her fingers.
I then applied OPI GelColor Base Coat for the first layer before applying two coats of OPI Bubble Bath to create the perfect translucent pink shade.
Once the color was applied, I set the look with OPI GelColor Top Coat to seal the look and achieve maximum shine.
Finally, I applied your Noni Glow Body Oil to nourish her cuticles, and moisturized her hands with your Daily Hand Cream!
Nails by Kimmy x
Kim Truong is a leading nail technician in Hollywood and has worked with many famous clients while being featured in numerous esteemed publications. Clients rely on Kim for her intricate detail and dedication to perfecting manicures, pedicures, acrylics, and nail art. Her calm demeanor and professionalism set her apart from other artists in the industry.