Dazed Beauty Contributing Editor Kro Vargas (@krocaine) is a nail juggernaut. A love that began in the nail salons of Queens, where she would spend the day with her grandmother as a kid, grew into a full-time career and an Instagram fanbase of over 50K. A psychedelic collage of everything from Sailor Moon to the creation of Adam, Fiji water to fashion monograms - her work is always kitsch and always fabulous. In her monthly column, Kro will shine a spotlight on the nail artists she is loving and the trends we should be following.
It’s July, the sun is shining. It’s time to ditch the trusty neutrals and dust off those bright and bold nail polishes for a breezy pop of colour. This month on The Nails Files we are turning our attention to ombre nails: those manicures where different shades transition into each other with a satisfying smoothness. “With endless possibilities in colour choice, ombre is the perfect base for any design or the perfect design alone,” says Kro. Here are some of her favourite.