The runway looks from designers such as Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Tom Ford, and Fendi have already revealed the first nail trends for spring and summer. For example, playing with the unexpected contrast between black painted nails and pastel-colored outfits (Chanel and Pucci) as well as nail polishes in sugary pink and pink tones that are reminiscent of 1980s pop culture (Tom Ford and Fendi). At the same time, other nail trends of the season are emerging, which are currently generating high traffic on popular social media channels. Above all, it's about lettering nails in black and white, color blocking in bright colors, and subtle variations of the classic French nail manicure. An overview.
Messaging via fingernails was already a popular summer trend in 2017 and 2018, and it made it to Fashion Week back then, for example when Helmut Lang's models were stuck with the company logo on their nails using nail stickers.
For spring and summer 2021, lettering nails will be slightly varied, for example, because many font sizes and types are available and text is not only written in classic black, but also in delicate white or gold. In addition, the individual letters and lettering are no longer just written on the nails using self-adhesive stickers, but also in elaborate manual work with nail polish.
First, care for and file the fingernails as usual, then varnish with a protective base coat and/or a light-colored varnish in rose, apricot, or beige. Let it dry well and apply the individual letters or terms to one or more nails as a topping. A transparent topcoat ensures better durability and protects against scratches. Lettering stickers in white and black are available from Babetown, for example.
A modification of the currently popular pink nail polish and an eye-catcher that immediately puts you in a good mood are fingernails that are painted with bright colors inaccurate color blocking. Multicolored nails from the same color family, i.e. a mix of candy pink, pink, red, apricot, and orange, are particularly popular. A single nail that dances out of line in terms of color, for example, because it is painted in a gold or white nail polish, brings loosening up. The perfect trend look for sunny days!
Maintain and file your fingernails as usual, then apply a protective base coat. Have nail stickers in graphic shapes (triangles or stripes) ready or cut yourself from self-adhesive film and choose between three to five different colored nail polishes. Mask the nail well except for an area that will remain free and start with the lightest shade. Let it dry well (!) And then use the adhesive stencils to apply the different colors in color blocking to the nails.
Tip: Only use the transparent top coat if the layer of paint has not become too thick and, above all, has dried well, otherwise it is better to avoid it.
French nails are socially acceptable again, especially since the nail trend known from the 1990s has leveled off towards an oval to round, short nail shape and natural tones (also for the nail tip!). The first new interpretations varied the typical choice of color or mirrored the pattern and then painted not only the tip of the nail but also the crescent moon at the beginning of the nail, sometimes white, sometimes colored. The current trend variants leave the main paint in transparent beige or pink tones and only decorate the nail corners and edges with subtle dots or extremely delicate lines.
This always applies, but especially for French nails, the nail has to be in tip-top condition, i.e. free from cuticles and grooves and without any dry skin around. Special care pens and nail oils help. For the painting, the fingernails should then be free of grease, if necessary wipe again with a cotton pad. Then apply your favorite nail polish in light pink, apricot or beige and let it dry well. Then dab the lines and dots on the nails with an extra-fine brush and draw. Needs practice and a steady hand!