THE 5 MOST POPULAR NAIL DESIGN TRENDS OF 2021
A new year means new trends and in the nail world, things just keep getting better! Since we all had the opportunity and time to learn how to do our own nails during quarantine, the 2021 nail design trends might be the most creative ones we’ve seem in years!
Nail art is back and bigger than ever this year. Bold colors, funky designs, and even holographic accents are going to be all the rage in 2021. However, if you are drawn to more minimalistic designs for your nails, don’t freak out. Minimalistic designs are still as popular as ever right now.
Check out the 5 most popular nail design trends you will see in 2021:
1. Multi-Colored Manicures
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We can all agree - one of the hardest things about doing your nails is trying to pick a single color to paint them. If you’re like most of us, and constantly find yourself torn between two or more nail colors - you’re going to LOVE this trend!
Multi-colored nails is a trend that started in 2020 and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The great thing about this trend is that basically, anything goes. You can paint each nail a different shade of one color, or go all out and paint each nail a completely different color! It’s the perfect way to express yourself and your creativity wherever you go.
2. Using Negative Space
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Playing with negative space is a new trend we haven’t seen much of in the past. If you want to play with color, but also want a professional look, this is the trend for you!
Playing with negative space allows you to use your natural nail as part of the design. It’s similar to a french manicure but includes a lot more creativity. You can incorporate stars, smiley faces, squiggly lines, straight lines, dots, and more into your designs!
3. Minimalistic Designs
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While bold colors and designs will definitely still be all the rage in 2021, minimalistic designs will also have a place to shine. This trend is easy to create but still fresh and beautiful to look at.
You can subtly add a pop of color to your nails by placing a single dot to each nail, or play with lines to create an interesting yet simple design!
- Funky and Abstract Shapes
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Adding funky and abstract shapes to your nails is the perfect way to keep your manis fresh and exciting. You can get creative by combining different colors, shapes, and patterns to your nail design. You will never be bored of your nails again!
Depending on the occasion, this trend can also be combined with either of the previous two design trends to create a simpler look.
5. Holographic Accents
If you’re feeling a bit futuristic, this trend is one you should try! Adding holographic accents to your nails allows you to add an interesting and unexpected twist without incorporating any crazy colors or complicated design.
Simply add holographic accents (butterflies, stars, chunky sparkles, etc.) to your nails and seal it with a shiny top coat. From afar these nails look simple, but up close they are sute, creative, and unique!
Whether you’re into bright and bold colors, or like to stick to simple designs, there’s a 2021 nail trend that’s perfect for you! Your nails are a small but impactful way you can express your personality and creativity to the world.
Remember, there are no rules when it comes to expressing yourself. Let you imagination take over when participating in these trends and feel free to put your own unique spin on them!