The 5 Biggest Nail Trends We’re Tracking In 2021

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The same way that our lockdown fashion has largely been dominated by repeat loungewear sets punctuated by the rare dress-up occasion, nail-art trends have volleyed between easy, single-polish manicures and creative designs using bright colours and glitter. Suffice it to say the at-home manicure has become a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts, and it's only getting more interesting in 2021.
With WFH standards continuing into the first quarter, most of the trending nail designs are pleasantly approachable from a DIY angle, and can be upgraded with fun add-ons, like rhinestones or a smiley face. For a peek ahead at what's coming in terms of breakout designs, scroll ahead and find your favourite manicure to try in the new year.