As 2016 comes to a close, we’re listing down the many things that have impacted us. In the beauty sphere, millions of techniques and styles left their mark, especially as far as nail art was concerned. This year saw some stunning trends and patterns in nail art design that got beauty lovers excited to bits! Here’s a look at the top 5…
Bracelet nails
 

Bracelet nails

With the advent of the bracelet nail art trend, the days of wearing bracelets solely on your wrists are long gone. Made of a few decorated lines across the width of the nail to resemble a bracelet, this dainty trend needs a craft and careful hand to create.

Holographic nails
 

Holographic nails

Play with psychedelic tones by trying out holographic nails. One of the trends that ruled the roost in 2016, this trippy style showcased the light reflecting pattern in all its glory. The best part about this trend is that the multi-toned shade of the polish can match every outfit in your closet!

Contoured nails
 

Contoured nails

Contouring has made its way to the nail section too. Nail contouring involves a dark line of colour applied to the centre of the nail bed with the rest of the nail being left light or neutral toned. In essence, this makes the nails appear longer at first glance. Clearly, very popular for all the minimalists out there.

Shattered glass nails
 

Shattered glass nails

Ever thought that you could find beauty even in pieces of shattered glass? Well, nail artists did and they certainly ran with it. Also known as broken glass nails, this trend includes the application of asymmetrical pieces of foil across the nail bed to create an impression of a gorgeously cracked mirror. Talk about finding beauty in everything!

Chrome nails
 

Chrome nails

We aren’t surprised that chrome nails became super popular in 2016. The sleek metallic took on many faces, be it rose gold to shiny silver. Given that it is the easiest way to upgrade a classic metallic manicure, chrome nails are staying with us well past 2016.