12 Nail Trends To Try In 2021

With a new year comes a fresh set of a trends, and is there a better way to try the latest and greatest than on your nails!? We think not. There’s nothing better than a fresh set to help you feel your best, especially when they look as good as these. We’ve rounded up our favourite trending nail looks to give you some inspo for you next appointment. You might struggle to choose because we’re obsessed with them all.


We just cannot get over this set from @nailsbyyagal. The swirly effect and green shade make this look so on-trend it’s untrue. These nails are going straight to the top of our wishlist.


We’ve been seeing smileys around for a while now and believe us when we say that they aren’t going anywhere, any time soon. When combined with the bright acid yellow, the minimal smiley design of this set from @milly.nailz looks anything but understated. For those of you who prefer a bold look – these are the nails for you.


If you told us that those are real emeralds on these nails, we’d totally believe you. @julyninetysix has absolutely nailed (pardon the pun) this set. When contrasted with the deep black base colour, the jewel-inspired design looks mesmerising.


We. Need. These. Nails. This luminous velvet set from @amyle.nails shows us just how the trend is done. The holographic particles of the pigment gives a shiny, lustrous effect that looks just like velvet. We’re beyond obsessed.


We cannot cope with the super cute creatures on these nails by @nails.lauras! This combination of designs, colours, and matte finish make this a trending look that we need to try out at our next appointment.


Sometimes, simple is better and these nails from @thehotblend show just that. The gold accents on the tips of the nails are on-trend, whilst still looking super sophisticated. Plus, the French tip design means that you won’t see any grow out for a while.


A go-to nail trend for us has always been monochrome, and that’s why we love this squiggle design from @nailsbymh. The black and white tips are the perfect balance between out-there with an understated twist.


Why have all your nails the same when they could all have a different design? This set from @the_gelologist shows us that you don’t just have to go with one idea. The super cute, trending little details make this look a must-have.


We’re getting all the astrology vibes from @yanpaintsnails and the artistry on this set is on another level. We want these nails permanently please.


Abstract nail art is still one of our faves, so that’s why we picked this design from @its.a.nailthing. The soft shapes, combined with bright colours and a touch of metallic bring this set bang on trend.


Here’s another set from @nailsbyyagal that we can’t get enough of. The simple yet effective use of negative space and the simple white shade make this look a must-try.


We just love pinks, oranges, and reds together, so this set from @julyninetysix was an instant hit from us. This design makes us long for warmer weather and summer sun all over again.