Expect These Biggest Nail Trends You’ll See in 2021

Nail Trend 2021
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The year 2020 is the rise of at-home devices and do-it-yourself self-care routines. With this, most of us became our own beauty guru in the comfort of our homes.

Although it was considered a hell year, it taught us to be creative. Social media was filled with innovative individuals who are expressing themselves through quarantine makeovers.

Different arrays of nail designs were also seen all over Instagram. May it be modern French manicures, shimmering nails embellished with crystals, pearls and gem, to those long, coffin nails ala Cardi B, all these became trendy during 2020.

As we welcomed 2021, we can now bid goodbye to our DIY acrylic nail arts and say hello to the latest craze this year.

With that being said, here are the five biggest nail trends right now.

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Minimalist Nail Design

Since women can't express themselves with makeup, some diverted their attention to having head-turning nails, covered with loud designs. From animal print inspired designs to the magical, color-shifting mood nails, it feels like the 2020 trend is more on the eclectic side. Unfortunately, celebrity nail artist Mo Qin shared to that 3D manicure "will lose steam in 2021" because it is hard to maintain--most especially the cleaning and removing part. Instead, she mentioned that nail trends 2021 are leaning towards the minimal side with muted colors and minimal graphics. "I love minimalist nail art. It's clean, classy, and chic," she explained, adding, "It's also a great way to play around with shapes and lines in a subtle way. I enjoy adding simple accents like triangles or dots."

Velvet Nails

Velvet is not just for the holidays, and it is now becoming the latest obsession in the nail department.

According to Glosslab founder Rachel Apfel Glass, as obtained by, Velvet manicures is having a major comeback this 2021 and this time, it's all about textures.

"Velvet has seen a resurgence in the fashion space, so naturally we would see that trend make its way into nails," she mentioned. Aside from this, having velvet nails can add sparkle to your everyday look.

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Press-On Nails

Say goodbye to those thick acrylic nails and hello chic press-on nails. Unlike the previous trend, opting for this can give you that classy, professional-looking nails in just minutes.

Aside from the fact that it is easy to use, press-on nails won't hurt your budget since it only costs below $10.

Short Nail Design

Another nail trend that is saying goodbye this year are the coffin nails. Instead, short nails are new in this 2021.

Varying from oval, rounded, ballerina, almond, and square-rounded, having it neat and natural is considered the biggest nail trend this year.

Retro Nail Art

For those on the adventurous and playful side who will never consider having minimalist nails, retro nails will also become the new thing in 2021.

Just like the 80's you can opt for geometric designs with neon colors are you crazy by adding swirls and metallics.

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