Nails have rapidly become a fundamental part of our total look and outfit, much like a clothing accessory – a watch, bracelet or a necklace.
Just like the world of fashion and beauty, trends could also be seen in the field of nails – some trends may change every season or year as others reoccur every season.
Whether you like your nails very extravagant, or simply prefer to keep your nails elegant and simple, in 2016 the hottest trends vary tremendously, so each and every one of you would be able to find the right trend that suits her best.
Some trends will be bold and very noticeable while others will be minimalistic, refined and may use negative space for a more subtle look.
So what are 2016’s nails’ trends?
- Shorter and rounded nails – What?! Yes! One of the most dominant trends in 2016 is either rounded nail-tips, or squared tips with rounded edges (squoval).
Moreover, shorter nails are going to be in fashion in 2016, which is certainly good news for women who are working at home, in the office or for those who suffer from chipped nails’ tips after very few days.
- Matte nail polish – matte polish nails is definitely not a new trend However in the upcoming year they are going to be one of the most popular trends in the manicure world.
Many of the polish brands have already produced complete collections of matte ‘built-in’ polishes.
For those of you who are not interested in purchasing a whole new collection- there’s an alternative for using a matte top-coat which is accomplished by polish-dryer with a matte or satin effect, to any regular polish you already own.
- 3-dimensional nail polish – one of the more edgy trends we’ll have this year will be using a variety of different materials to create an illusion of depth and volume on our nails.
A lot of studs, Swarovski crystals, pearls, and even sea shell style polish or other decorative elements; Using holographic stickers will give your nails a mirror-like look, as seen in the photo below.
This will be the perfect trend for the more daring, sophisticated ‘hard-core’ nailistas among us.
- Negative space – it’s all about empty, clean spaces next to colored ones. Simple color-matching will allow us to adjust our nail to any season or event.
The minimalism and geometric simplicity are just another reason why I adore this trend.
- Metallic nails – metallic polishes are not a new thing, in fact, it’s a continuation of a trend we started seeing in 2015, the super-shiny polish finish, along with metallic colors, will allow us to create a prestigious and luxurious look.
Metallic nails are the perfect solution for those of us who do not have the time to spend on nail-art but still wish to have a glamorous and unique look to their hands.
- Upscaled French manicure – prepare yourself for a twist!
The traditional white and pink French manicure is moving aside and clearing the way to an alternative French manicure!
The change could either be in the colors, shape or position.
This allows you to create different geometric shapes or use nontraditional colors, which creates a complete frame for the nail, as seen in the photos below >>
- Minimalist nail-In 2016, new, simple, clean and fresh nail design will stand out. That will allow us to get that super fashion look in close to no time!
We could get that look by using nude color polishes, light and clear. We could add an extra ‘twist’ to it by adding a straight line, waves or simple dots to upgrade this fine look.
- Degrade nails– gradient or degrade (*French) polish is the use of several changing colors on the nail, as opposed to ‘ombré‘ where we use different shades of the same color.
It is a leading trend that goes hand in hand with just about all 2016 fashion shows trends we’ve seen.
This year we’ll witness a larger variety of techniques for the colors transition, and with just a small makeup sponge, we could create that magic ourselves.
These are 8 trends that stood out the most for 2016.
I’m sure each and every one of you can choose the style and trend that suits her best, and enjoy a cool and fashionable nail look.
This post was written by the very talented nails expert and the owner of the blog GoldNails, Goldi Furman.
*Special thanks to Tali Unger for translating this post to English.