The Invisible Space Manicure

The Invisible Space Manicure

Tone down your holiday manicure with deep-hued nail drama

by Team Ebony,


This week, we caught up with Poochiez Nails of Poochiez Pawz Nail Studio in Atlanta, for her elegant approach to the invisible space manicure.

The Trend: Add a chic twist to your winter manicure with this negative-space nail art. While black has stood in as the go-to winter nude, pairing it with the invisible-space technique gives it a subdued bit of drama that oozes sophistication. Try this design with other dark shades, like navy or deep rouges, for a one-of-a-kind look. Check out the details below!

EBONY: How did you create this design?

Poochiez Nails: I polished the entire nail first using black polish. We like Butter London in Union Jack Black ($15; bigelowchemist.com). After allowing the polish dry for a couple of minutes, I used a very small pointed brush, which I dipped in a small amount of acetone to gently create the negative space design. Let it dry and then add your clear polish. Try Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat ($9.99; ulta.com).

EBONYWhat do you feel is your artistic significance when it comes to nail art?

PN: It’s my ability to establish new, stylish, teachable trends. I desire to establish paths that others can follow to hone their craft as well.

EBONY: Who is your favorite “nail icon” at the moment?

PN: Probably myself! 

Minajiah Scott

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