2020 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to stop painting your nails in the same old colours and try new manicure designs. If you're looking for inspiration on how to switch things up in the manicure department, we have a few suggestions to get you started. From colourful tips to OTT designs, here are the five biggest nail trends of 2021.

 

01. Emoji nails

5 nail trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

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Since most of our interactions were virtual thanks to the lockdown, emojis found a new place in modern communication like never before. Which is why we are seeing more and more cutesy emoji manicures on our Insta feeds. Colourful or black and white, they are so fun in any form. With a little bit of practice, you can even do these designs on your own. All you need is a steady hand and your text window to get inspired by!

 

02. Coloured French tips

5 nail trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

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French tips will always be in-vogue regardless of the season or year. But we’re seeing a major upgrade to the classic French manicures in terms of colour. From crimson red French tips to dual coloured manicures, the technique calls for painting the base in nude tones and opting for brighter shades on the tips.

 

03. Teenage glitz

5 nail trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

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A nail art trend that combines festive Christmas glitter with freehand painting, this manicure is straight out of our teenage dreams. Pick your favourite shimmery metallic shades and draw slender, vertical lines from the tip of your nail to the base, finishing in varying lengths. You can have your pick of bright pigments and clear shimmery polishes. This one is all about having fun!

 

04. Chocolate swirls

5 nail trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

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If you are a fan of rich, glossy nails, chocolate shades are a good pick. They look so good with Indian skin tones and are easy to maintain. Upgrading just polish with apparent swirls can make it even more fabulous. It actually looks like a tall glass of icy chocolate latte. And as far as nails trends based on beverages go, we will always pick this one!

 

05. I ‘heart’ everything

5 nail trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021

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The only celeb-inspired trend on this list. This adorable nail art has been spotted by the likes of Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid. Spreading the message of love and kindness, this nail art design will turn up your ensemble’s cuteness factor in an instant.

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