The Minimalist Manicure You Need To Try Now

Start, if needed, by filing and cleaning your nails. Then apply a JINsoon Power Coat (to strengthen and prime nails), followed by two coats of off-white/blue-gray nail polish (the shade Jin used was from her upcoming JINsoon spring 2014 collection).

Digital Writer

Backstage at Tibi last Saturday, I was immediately attracted to the minimalist black and white designs painted on all the models' fingertips, courtesy of the polish masters at JINsoon. After several seasons of seeing crazy nail art upon even crazier nail art, such simplicity felt like cool breath of fresh air.

After accosting a few girls for some Instagram pictures (yep, I took this one!), I stopped by the manicure station for the scoop. As it turns out, the look was more than just a cool aesthetic choice—the clean design was inspired by nomadic Americans in the 1920s; each black line comes from the universal traveler symbol "all right." For such an involved backstory, however, the look is incredibly each to recreate at home. Click through the slideshow above for an easy how-to.

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