January 14, 2020

Now that the new year is underway, you might be eager to know the upcoming nail trends in 2020. In the past year, styles like metallic and gingham nails were all the rage, so expect to see more variation in the form of milky nails or even applying a coat of iridescent glitter for a sparkly effect. Tired of playing it safe? Here are 5 options to try when you next head to the nail salon.

Modern French Manicure

Ditch your typical nude and white tips by incorporating Pantone’s Colour of the Year, “anti-anxiety blue”—a striking hue that represents a state of calm and reassurance amidst the chaos—into your own updated version. It’s time to breathe new life into your nails.

Milky Nails

This trend has been gaining momentum towards the end of 2019 and is expected to continue, thanks to Lizzo who has been spotted with milky nails. Pro tip: The ideal shade to get is between opaque and sheer. Don’t forget to add a shiny top coat to get a smooth, long-lasting texture.

Geometric Patterns

Multiple models strutting down the SS20 runways had wild and colourful nails, reminiscent of the 80s vibe. Imagine a combination of primary colours and geometric prints to celebrate the ultimate throwback look. This style is definitely not for the conservative at heart, so be warned.

Stick-on Jewels

Think of it as an additional enhancement to your already manicured nails. Simply place pearls, rhinestones or jewels of various sizes wherever you deem fit. Apart from allowing your creativity to shine, use this opportunity to apply anti-anxiety blue as your base.

Iridescent Glitter

Alternatively known as aurora or crystal ball nails, this trend features multicoloured glitter specks that are suitable for any occasion. If you’re leaning towards a more elaborate look, add jewels on top of your shimmery base to create an over-the-top effect.

Image Credits: Nail’d It, Miss Pop Nails