I had the opportunity to speak with nail technician Zelda Valenza of Tricoci Salon and Spa to get the inside scoop on the return of the ombré nail trend. "Ombré nails are making a comeback because again they are very versatile," says Valenza. "[They're] also a good way to ease someone into nail art who doesn't necessarily wear it on the regular, something different for them to try." For anyone unfamiliar with ombré nail trends of the past or present, she also explains what they are and why they're so versatile. According to Valenza, ombré nail designs use two or more colors that are blended from light to dark; creating a gradient effect.
Before diving into how to create them, Valenza offers her insight on the shades requested for ombré nails by her clientele: powdery pinks, creamy whites, nudes, and neons are all colors flying off the shelves. That's right: there are endless ombré nail designs that can work for neutral lovers and anti-minimal bold brights alike. Often one of the biggest nail designs Valenza sees during vacation seasons, ombré nails have never truly fallen out of style (they've just received high-fashion upgrades here and there). Glazed Donut nails, for example, can also be translated into an ombré design by blending chrome shades or a dusting of chrome powder.