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    THE UPDATE: The French mani becomes the nude wash. "There has been a backlash against the retro French mani for years," says nail technician Jenni Draper. "Today's more youthful nail finish has a sheer, almost opaque eggshell quality." Pretty, pale and barely there, nude, sand and beige hues work for all skin tones, elongating fingers and giving a natural look.
    HOW TO: Apply one layer of color to nails for a wash effect and add a super-glossy topcoat.


    THE UPDATE: A glossy glow replaces a deep tan. "We've moved away from viewing tan as a faux pas. It's about adapting it to work with
    your look, not overpower it," says tanning expert James Read. "Now, apricot undertones give skin a warm blush as if you've just come in from a day on the beach."
    HOW TO: Buff St. Tropez Rose Skin
    Illuminator on the top of your arms and the middle of your legs.

    THE essentials

    THE essentials

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    “Elegance is key to this trend, so forego the short and square nails of the past and choose oval for a more natural shape,” says Jenni Draper.

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    “Build up your tan in layers,” says James Read. “I like to layer over a two-hour period: it gives you control over color and what suits your skin tone.”

    Photographs: Jason Lloyd-Evans

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