Everyone knows that a good outfit is only complete with really bold and cool nails.
The trend in nails has changed throughout these last years and now, after the crazy times the world has lived through last year, people are looking for happiness and smiley faces everywhere they can… and why not printing joy on your nails? Discover here the top trends in nail art for this year
1- Velvet Nails
No actual velvet is used for this look, instead, a special kind of magnetic nail polish called "cat-eye" polish is painted on and cured, just like regular gel polish. Velvet is not reentering fashion scene but also becoming a trend in nails. This trend involves creating a velvety, light-catching finish without the use of appliques and will make you look gorgeous.
Think about soft girl makeup but for nails. According to Pinterest, searches for “indie nails,” —that is kitschy, cheeky designs like tie-dye, checkers, and clouds, have risen considerably. Gen Z TikTok users seem to be driving this trend, which goes hand in hand with beauty trends like butterfly eye makeup, chunky barrettes, and baby pink blush.
3-Smiley Face Nails
Smiley face nails have become something on their own, searches of them on Pinterest have risen significantly. When it comes to this type of nail art, seeing smileys crop up in every size, shape, and style.
4-Abstract Nail Designs
This trend is not new it will become mainstream this year. These intricate, complex designs take time to create, which means most nail artists are opting for painting these designs onto acrylics to prevent clients from having to spend hours in the chair.
Instead of the thick, clunky, ill-fitting press-ons of the early 2000s we now can find modern press ons that fit perfectly and will leave with great nails. And they come in a great variety of shapes, lengths, and designs.
Beyond just metallic shades, these gilded manicures create the illusion of a multi-dimensional appearance by using thickly layered, high-shine lacquers.