Fed up with fiddly nail art tutorials that never look as good in real life as they do on Pinterest? Enter the ‘negative space’ manicure: a graphic, minimal mani that’s surprisingly easy to achieve. Eliza Hencz, chief manicurist at Fitzrovia nail and blow-dry bar DryBy, told us how to recreate the look at home. Can't face doing it yourself? Check out our list of London's best nail bars and best at-home beauty services.
You will need: 1x base coat, 1x thin nail art brush, 1x main colour of choice, 1x top coat.
Step 1: Prep the nail with a strong base coat to ensure the colour adheres to the nail bed and prevent staining.
Step 2: Dip your thin nail art brush into your colour of choice and paint an outline of your desired shape.
Step 3: Use your main colour polish to paint around this outline, leaving the shape (your negative space) blank and wait to dry.
Step 4: Apply your top coat and wait to dry.
Step 5: Clean up any messy overpaint with a nail polish remover pen.