We’re always on the hunt for the freshest manicure trends tocomplete your outfit and fit into the upcoming season. Don’t let your nail gameget boring – stay stylish with this wide range of popular nail colors and nailart that will be covering the streets and runways for the rest of the year.
Unusual French tips
This decades-old trend from the ‘90s has steadily made a comeback every year, but this time, they’re being done in a completely new style. Think metallic gold French tips, heart-shaped French tips, double-tipped tips, and fine-lined, barely-there renditions. You don’t have to paint the whole nail, but it adds a sense of detailed artistry and endless style combinations.
Python print and cow print
Animal prints aren’t necessarily new to the world of manicures,but cow print and python print are going to be the go-to options that areskyrocketing on search engines in 2020. Kendall Jenner made her cow mani goviral, and last year, zebra was a huge trend for celebs and normal peoplealike, so this seems like a natural progression. Both are edgy, in completelydifferent ways.
Versatile on many manicures, this will be used on all kind of nail art or just a simple red one. You can purchase your own matte topcoat and do DIY, since adding matte to a salon manicure often jacks up the price a bit. Matte feels modern, fresh and clean. It can be worn by any age group and is quite versatile – try red, off-white, or black for timeless romance with a contemporary twist.
Modern nail art
There are no rules in modern art, which is what makes it so funto experiment when it comes to your manis. Turn yourself into a Picasso of yourown making, or ask your favorite nail technician at the local salon to takecreative liberties. Modern abstract nail art can include block-like shapes,working with negative space, a series of dots, lines, squiggles and more! Welove a geometric interpretation.
Constellation and astrology nail art
People are passionate about their horoscopes nowadays, so why notexpress themselves on their nails? Whether it represents your personalhoroscope, other constellations, or astrology art as a tribute to someone else,these geometric, connected lines can be completed against the background of aninky black or dark blue sky and look surprisingly stylish.
Pastel might be a trend that comes year after year, but thistime, we’re seeing them in a more playful and imaginative rendition. Yup,pastel skittle nails. What are skittle nails, you might ask? It involves eitheralternating a few different pastel shades on different fingers, or differenthands. Every nail can be a different color if you want! Pastels can be a bitdrab and blend into the background, so here’s a way to stand out in the crowdwith all those subtle tones.
Go back to the future with sharply metallic manis – our favoriteare gold and silver, of course. This works best on long nails, since that shinerequites a bit of them getting that can make shorter nails look even stubbier.This look will transform you into an Ex Machina robo-babe, and works with arange of outfit options. Start with a single nail if you’re afraid the look istoo glitzy.
Pastels are one thing, but who doesn’t want to attend a gardenparty? Think floral tones like swoon-worthy pinks, yellow as bright as sun, andsage accents. These colors are a bit more unusual than the standard pastel, andyou can do skittle nails or opt for a full set in the same color. This look isideal for spring and summer, but with tones like sage, you can wear thismanicure year-round and get all the compliments.
A fancier version of plaid, this chic, checkered style screams elegant Jackie O but also lets you experiment with prints without getting too crazy on the color spectrum. Black and white goes with everything, so what are you waiting for? This is the ultimate accessory to pair with an LBD. This looks rather difficult to DIY, so maybe opt for a salon mani.
Marble – white or black
While white marble is the more popular choice, black marble has abrooding, romantic energy that we’re really digging. Perfect for girls who usedto Sharpie their nails to be rebels. The transition from countertop to cuticleis actually really cute and sophisticated, lending well to multiple situationssuch as work, play, or date night. Try it with a single nail, and if you likethe result, move onto a full set.
Jewel and ons and pearl tips
The nail color of 2020 isn’t really a color at all – it’s more a maximalist accessorizing of the nails, and runways have been doing it at multiple fashion weeks. Think French tips, but instead of white, it’s a little layer of pearls, You can add on chains, studs, diamonds – whatever bling makes your heart sing. Just make sure not to snag it on stuff – more of a time-off mani than a work appropriate one.