If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve got you covered with the top five nail art trends we love so far in 2021. Whether you want to try a variation on the classic French manicure, or a groovy 70s-style swirl, scroll down to find your inspiration.
The biggest emerging trend of the moment is undoubtedly the “French outline”, a version of the French manicure where the tip is edged in color. This version, created by Los Angeles-based nail artist Queenie Nguyen, features an asymmetrical black and white color scheme, but the design is open to interpretation: you can highlight the tip of the nail with the nail polish. your choice.
Ever since Kylie Jenner posted her 70’s-inspired French manicure on TikTok, we’ve seen variations of this groovy swirling tip design all over Instagram. This version, made by influencer Aliyah, gives the retro style a more understated touch by using earthy green tones.
Similar to the tourbillon in its form, the wave could not be more suited to the holiday season. Lolo Nailed It, a nail artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, gives us this visual that combines pale blues and tiny glitter with a wave with raw contours that gives an impression of beach and glamor at the same time.
In the summer, you can – and you should – go for the color on your nails. But between bright pink and electric blue, consider a mismatched pastel manicure, like this creation of the Hang Nguyen manicure, which will contrast with your white summer outfits, while bringing a slight refinement to the neon tips.
If you’ve never tried the Dream Cloud Manicure , this summer is the time to do it. You can go for a classic interpretation with blues and whites, or for a more dove-gray vibe like this look from the Color Camp Salon in Los Angeles.