Nail art trends for spring 2021

*Saves to camera roll for when salons reopen*

Written by Liv Grady

February 3, 2021


Salons might not have opened yet, but it is never too soon to start saving some nail art to your camera roll. From soft pastels, to retro swirls, take a look at all the nail art trends on our radar for spring 2021.

Spring nail art trends are usually heavily reliant on almond neutrals, pale pink hues and dusky shades, but according to this year’s catwalks, we might be reaching for some bolder options. Fashion month may have been be digital this year, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t an abundance of hair, makeup and nail inspiration making its way down the crowdless catwalk. These on-screen shows gave fashion-lovers the opportunity to take a look at the smaller accessories and beauty trends that can often get lost in the overall show, this includes nails.

Nail art trends to save for your technician

Negative space

Less is often more, especially when it comes to Negative Space nails. This dreamy set features subtle clouds and love hearts on a nail-coloured base polish or builder gel.

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Squiggles and swirls

We have been seeing the simple line drawn squiggle and swirl nail art trend ALL over our instagram feeds recently. Opt for a monochrome option, go retro with orange and brown or mix and match whatever you please.

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Coloured frenchies

We love a subtle french nail moment, especially because they are becoming more popular on shorter nails too. Choose your favourite colour or mix and match neon or pastel shades.

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We LOVE a bit of marble print, and our obsession with marble extends to this nail art trend. Add a bit of gold leaf running though to make it even more boujee.

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If you wanna recreate some of these looks at home, treat yourself to new nail varnish and gel kits available from Missguided beauty range.