Nail art in 2011? Cool AF. Nail art in 2017? Not so much. At least, not the nail art of yesteryear, with intricate little butterflies and flowers and phrases painted across your nail beds. But we're not saying nail art is dead—no, quite the contrary; it's very much alive and well, but it's now taken on a definitively cooler, more minimalist vibe, with simple lines, geographic cut outs, and negative space, all of which pretty much beg to be Instagrammed.
And to show us how to cash in on the trend before it morphs into something else, we got manicurist Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen's global colour ambassador and the ultimate nail guru (just check out her Instagram) to break down her newest nail art look, bracelet nails (because, hey, they look like bracelets), so even nail polish newbs can recreate the look on themselves at home. Check out the steps, below, and get painting.