2021 is right around the corner, people! Wave your hands in the air and while you’re at it, take a second to look at your nail beds. Are they polished? Clean? Ready for a new year of possibilities? If you answered no to any of the previous questions, this guide of nail trends to try in 2021 is for you. A celebrity nail stylist based in New York and LA, broke down these nail designs of the glorious new year.
From metallic with a matte finish to press-ons that will make you feel fancy on a budget, your next nail job awaits.
- Metallic Nails
This metallic look gives the polish a lot of definition. It is a new kind of wearable finish that tones down the metallic without making it completely matte. This look is ideal for those who want to dabble in metallic but think the shine is reserved for the holiday season.
- Press – Ons
While we can’t sit in the nail salon right now, press-on nails can fake a pro manicure at home. Whether you go for a design or a basic shade, the application is easy, the look is flawless and they will last about three weeks. Keep in mind extensive nail art done in the salon can take hours and be expensive press ons are ready to go and a fraction of the price.
- The Naked Nails
This is the year of nail health! The naked manicure is defined by beautiful, healthy nails—a clear coat of polish is optional. In 2021, we’ll be getting back to the natural nail and focusing on the health of the nail rather than frequent salon visits for acrylics and extensions, especially with salon access being limited because of COVID.
4: Light and Dark Shades
If you’re looking for a great palette for nail art, take a vibrant shade and wear it muted. By picking a pastel shade like light purple and mixing it with a plain white to tone it down. Muted shades have an opacity, so instead of the color being so vibrant, the white (or opaqueness) tones it down for a muted hue of color. This look gives you a very well-groomed manicure without having to go sheer.