H&H nails at Thierry Mugler
Whether you’re a fan of pretty polish or lavish lacquer, one thing’s for sure – fancy fingernails are totally on trend this season.

Ultra-creative talons stormed the runways at the Spring/Summer 12 fashion shows and the trend for arty fingertips has led analysts to hail the nail industry the most recession-proof in the beauty market.

And if you’re looking to make a statement, hot new brand H&H is taking nail art to a new level using precious metal to create memorable manicures.

The mind-boggling metallic designs – that include miniature casts of thorns, thistles and coral – have graced the pages of countless style magazines and eagle-eyed fashion watchers will have spotted them on Thierry Mugler’s Fall/Winter 12 runway.

Cover Media caught up with the brains behind the brand, makeup artist Holly Silius and jewellery designer Hannah Warner, to talk about their super-artistic collaboration.

So, what was the idea behind the range?

“We’ve drawn inspiration mainly from nature,” explained make-up artist Holly. “The nails have an unrefined feel to them and we’ve used ideas like thorns, leaves, thistle, wood and stems.

“They’re made in a range of metal-based colours such as silver, gold and black and because they’re cast in metal, they can be worn more than once.”

With beauty shelves jam-packed with wow-factor nail products, Holly believes the market for high-end nail art has never been greater.

“The demand is getting bigger and bigger, everyone is always looking for a new outlet in expressing their personal style and we have so many other designs to come,” she says.

With fashion a big influence on the creative duo – who cite Vivienne Westwood and Chanel as inspiration – Holly and Hannah couldn’t have been more excited when legendary designer Thierry Mugler showcased the nails within his Paris Fashion Week show.

“It was literally a dream come true,” added Holly. © Cover Media