Fashion trends come and go, but these 2024 nail trends have some serious staying power. Because we said so. That’s how manifesting works, tight?
Chrome nails have been around for a hot minute, and we expect to see them continue their dominance in 2024, but other trends are entering the party, too.
Natural nails are in, between short styles and “barely there” nude polish, plus bolder trends with vampirecore and fairycore coming into prominence. Whatever your style is, we’ve got a hot, trendy 2024 nail design in store for you. Those other resolutions…well, good luck with that.
The 2024 Nail Trends You Need to Know
1. Nude Nails with Colorful Tips
It’s the look all the nail artists are doing. We know, would you jump off a cliff if all the nail artists were doing it? If their nails looked amazing…yes.
For 2024, the French classic gets a little twist. Keep your nails nude and simple, and then add a pop of color to the nail’s tip. Bonus points if the pops of color are different on each nail.
2. Skinny French Tip
Body size should never be a trend. So the only skinniness you’ll see us talking about is a skinny French tip.
Keep the color from the previous trend, go for classic white, or paint a black strip on your nail tip. The key is to make it nice and thin. They’re timeless, chic, and pretty easy to DIY. Don’t say we never gave you a gift.
3. Minimalist Nail Art
Is the biggest 2024 nail trend a nude nail? It just might be, in different variations.
The spring 2024 runways were rife with nude nails featuring minimalist nail art. There were dots, there were letters, and there was the full text of Twilight in miniature lettering. Okay, not that last one, but our forever Twihard heart would love to see it.
So, grab some nude nail polish and a black paint pen and paint whatever your heart desires.
4. Short Nails
Another ongoing trend as seen on the 2024 spring runways is perfect for all those girlies who just know they can’t keep long nails.
If the clacking of stiletto nails against your keyboard drives you bonkers, just know that it’s your time to shine. Short nails are in, and we’re here for it.
The one downside? You still have to file them. Probably more frequently, in fact. Hey, put those teeth away.
5. Balletcore Nails
Thinking pink? You’re not alone. Soft pinks have been all over the runways, and we’re declaring the light pink trend balletcore.
Maybe it’s Barbie, maybe it’s Maybelline, or maybe we all just are tired of pretending we’re not into pink to be “not like other girls.”
Which is great, because other girls are awesome, and we have about 19 bottles of pink nail polish we can now use up.
6. Vampirecore Nails
Get a little vampy with blood-red nails, the darker side of the feminine pink Barbiecore moment we’re having.
Red nails are perfect for those with a flair for the dramatics. Like Damon Salvatore, your nails should be anything but subtle. Use a holographic red color for maximum effect, or pair red polish with the aura nail trend if you’re feeling extra spicy.
7. Fairy Nails
Have you been reading A Court of Thorns and Roses? Yup, you and about a hundred thousand other people who are suddenly getting really spicy in the bedroom.
Signal to your fellow fae lovers by embracing some fairycore trends in your nail designs. Go for soft colors with a bit of sparkle, gems, and other dreamy touches. Not those kind of touches. But, like, also those.
8. Barely There Nude Nails
It’s official: 2024 is the year of listening to your nails who have been crying out for help. One of the biggest trends in makeup is a barely-there look that lets your fresh, healthy skin shine. And that trend extends to your nails.
Practice great nail care by trying out nail slugging, keeping your hands moisturized, and your cuticles trimmed.
Instead of putting your nails on display, put on a nail health show. Which sounds like just the worst Apple TV series.
9. Chrome Manicure
Chrome has been in our hearts for a hot minute, but it was all over the spring 2024 runways, so obviously, she’s still That Girl.
One of the biggest trends moving into 2024 is dressing up your chrome. Add some gems, jewels, or even lace to give it some added dimension.
If we’re in 3-D, does that mean you can get your nails all the way to the fourth dimension? Mind blown.
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