Tag That Trend: Mastering Stiletto, French, and Metallic Nail Art


Nail art is an ever-evolving canvas for personal expression, and three trends are currently stealing the spotlight: stiletto nails, classic French tips, and edgy metallics. With expert guidance from world champion nail artist Alisha Rimando, you can transform these trends into stunning looks for your adventurous clients or create an over-the-top image for a poster competition.

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Once reserved for haute couture, stiletto nails have become a mainstream favorite for fashion-forward individuals. These long, pointed nails exude confidence and drama, making them perfect for anyone looking to make a statement. The journey of stiletto nails from the early 2000s to today’s must-have shape reflects their growing popularity.

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The French manicure is a testament to timeless beauty, blending simplicity with sophistication. For those who love to push boundaries, adding metallics offer an edgy and modern twist. From shimmering silvers to bold golds and even holographic hues, metallics can transform French nails into eye-catching works of art. 

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Whether you’re preparing for a photo shoot, competition, or simply want to inspire your clients, combining these trends provide a wealth of creative possibilities. Alisha Rimando’s expertise and detailed tutorial ensures you can master each technique, creating stunning nails that captivate and impress.

Explore the full step-by-step directions to master this metallic French stiletto nail look on GlossaryLive.com, and take your nail art to the next level.

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Alisha Rimando

Alisha Rimando started her journey in the nail industry working in a salon and soon became an educator. She immediately fell in love with teaching and found herself traveling the world as an educator, competitor and hand model for World Champion, Tom Holcomb. 

Alisha has authored and/or contributed to more than 10 textbooks and supplements for Cengage Learning including Milady Standard Cosmetology and continues this honor year after year. Alisha became a session artist for magazines, designers at NY Fashion Week and was even featured in Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight video. She also spent 3 years as Training Director at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas where she earned her reflexology license and trained over 360 nail technicians in 31 locations across the USA in the art of natural nail care.

Now she brings her experience and passion for the industry to GlossaryLive. GlossaryLive.com is a beauty & nail educational platform where you can feel confident that the information you are receiving is factual, the techniques tried and true, and the instruction… second to none. Learn basic nail applications to master-level nail art techniques from world-famous veteran nail competitors, judges, educators, authors, and industry gurus. At GlossaryLIVE, you can find advice on your business, check up on industry news, find resources, ask questions, and more. The first ever true global NAIL community!

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