Everything old becomes new again. The latest retro style to experience a rebirth are half moon manicures, which were popular in the 1930s. According to the Huffington Post, the return of this vintage nail design is credited to Dita Von Teese, who launched a line of pin-up-inspired press on nails.
The earliest versions of the half moon manicure left both the lunula and tip of the nail unpainted and the polish was most often red. Today’s styles include a wide variety of colors and creative twists on the look. The most popular way to create this nail design is by using 3-ring binder reinforcement sticker as show in this tutorial on Syl and Sam.
I’ve compiled a number of fun color combinations, unique variations, and alternate methods to achieve the look. Click through the slideshow and get inspired to try this hot nail trend.