Trend Spotting: Mad For Mod

Thanks to an array of mod-inspired looks on the Spring/Summer 2018 runways, the swinging ’60s are slated to experience a full-on revival this season. From colorful cat eye sunglasses to boldly patterned headscarves, designers took a page out of the past to inspire their spring collections. The vintage look is also expected to make its way to nails. Think: playful pastels befitting of any beach party and geometric patterns that offer a chic retro charm. To help get your tips in line with the season, check out the top mod manis we’re loving at the moment.


Bold color and geometric patterns served as the most sought-after coupling during the ‘60s. To give your mani retro flair, opt for a mix of bright primary and secondary colors. For even more pop, add a hint of white polish to help the colors stand out.

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Want something a little more sophisticated? This red and black mani has a mod feel with a modern edge. The secret to the look? Opt for a slim arc of color along the edge of the cuticle, rather than a half moon design.


Nothing says mod more than black and white checkered print. To give the look a sleek finish, concentrate the design along the free edge and gradually taper it off at the cuticle to create an element of negative space.


A black and white chevron print offers a luxe, '60s feel. For best results, try using a chevron nail vinyl to achieve clean lines. Mix up the width of each line and play around with the placement of the vinyl to elevate the look. Quick tip: When working with nail vinyls, always remove them before the polish dries in order to avoid smudging.


Quirky patterns are the key to capturing that mod '60s style. The good news? You don’t have to be a polish pro to create the look. Paint a few similar geometric shapes in contrasting shades on one or two nails, then connect the shapes and paint the rest of your nails in a solid color.