Here are the top nail trends for 2021.
A great manicure is just the ticket to feel like your look is complete and polished – pun intended. Whether you like a full set with sparkles, or you are a natural nail kind of gal, there is no doubt that a manicured nail is a more attractive nail.
There have been a lot of trends in the beauty community this year, and nail art has most certainly been a focus. Various looks like unconventional shapes, dangly nail jewelry, and the infamous coffin nail have blazed across our social media accounts, but none of those will be prominent this year. According to beauty forecasts, it will be the year of texture, blue hues, glitter gradients, and naked manicures.
Remember, a woman’s hands age faster than her face and neck – so keep those little babies moisturized at all times. Cuticle oil, cream, and lotion are great for our hands, especially during the cold Winter months. And taking care of your hands can also prevent those pesky age spots. Having a great canvas makes nail art and trends more fun!
Nail Trend 1: Raising the Bar
Embossed nails are a hot trend right now. Fashionistas have their ride-or-die brands that they absolutely love, and it seems that this adoration is now ending up on their nails. Designers such as Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Gucci are their inspiration. In the past, fans would have delicate hand painted logos on the nail, but now we are seeing fashionistas raise the bar with an embossed look.
Nail Trend 2: Blue Baby
Blue is such a staple color in the Winter for an icy hue, but it can also be so vibrant and calming. This year, blue hues are going to be gracing the hands of women around the beauty community. Whether you’re rocking a glorious Santorini blue or a frosty grey blue, you will be on trend and on point.
Nail Trend 3: Glitterati
Who doesn’t love glitter? Have you ever gone glitter crazy and ended up looking like a disco ball? Well, here’s another way to get your glitter fix in a chic and subtle way. Intro, the glitter gradient nail movement. This is having glitter at the tip of your nail and gradient to a clean color at the top. Super cute and a little edgy.
Nail Trend 4: Crocodile Rock
This year, textured nails will be flashing across your Instagram like crazy. It is all about texture, and recently, three-dimensional nail art is all the rage. The crocodile print seems to be the favorite pattern amongst the fashion forward ladies. This is a great nail for those looking to walk on the wild side and try something fun and daring.
Nail Trend 5: French Kiss
This is perfect for women that love a nude or bare look to keep the natural beauty of the nail the focus. Like a French manicure, this look is all about the clear coat and natural pink goodness of your nail bed.
However, the twist here is that there is more natural color and just a kiss of the white detail. Super sleek and a look that can go with any fashion moment.
Here is one of our favorite topcoats that can be used with any trend you decide to give a try: OPI’s Top-Coat in Protective High-Gloss Shine.
I think I am digging the minimal French manicure the most. I hate when my nails chip and this seems like a stylish way to keep that frustration to a minimum. We could all use a low-key year, right?
Where do you gravitate, LUXYMOM®? Let us know and tag your photo #luxymom @luxymomofficial for a chance to be featured on our social media.