The nail art and manicure market has upsurged in the past decade. If you are one of those nail art frenzy diva’s confused about what design to go with, we have a guide for you on the most trending nail art design ideas.
Here you can know more about every trending design layout before hitting the salon or hiring a professional for help.
Nails are basically filed or shaped in the following ways according to which the colours can be applied and the designs made:
- Square Shape
- Squoval Shape
- Round Shape
- Oval Shape
- Almond Shape and
- Coffin Shape
Glitter Paparazzi Designs
All of us have a craze for shimmer and sheen.
Glitter nail colours in a variety of shades can be used to illustrate many different nail art designs.
There are a host of nail art design ideas painted with single colours either in matt or gloss shades coated over with the translucent glitters.
In some of the designs, we even find one or two of the nails out of the rest covered either in glitters of colourful shades or in shades of golden, silver and copper, coordinated with the base colour.
These designs can be theme based and made to look like certain galaxies or starry planets.
Polka And Stripe Delights
Polkas and stripes are in recent vogue amongst the nail art crazy populace and are usually made with thin line nail art brushes.
The dots and lines are drawn in total contrast to the base colour and can be in different shapes, sizes, curves and shimmer shades.
These are easy to make and can be drawn without any skill or expertise. You can use bobby pins, ear buds, eyeshadow mixed with a transparent gel polish etc to get better and more creative designs.
A Two Shade Design Idea
This is the most common design layout and very frequently made by many amongst us.
It can either be a white colour paint filled over the extended nail area along with a transparent or glitter coat applied over it or various other darker shades filled in a similar combination.
In some cases, you might arrange the colours filling them in two beautiful halves either horizontally, vertically or diagonally which can also be separated or border lined with pretty borders and simple lines.
Some professionals also use cello tapes to cover the part of the nail which is not to be colored.
Whereas some use ball point nibs to draw some of the fine lines and curves.
We also find in case of some of these designs that the nails get splattered with two colours in such a way that colours seem to melt into each other, this is named the gradient style.
This pattern is usually made over a light shade base colour with more than one nail colour blown over the base with a straw or a toothbrush.
The rest of it which gets spread out has to be wiped off with a sponge dipped in warm water or a cotton ball dipped in hot coconut oil.
The straw gets dipped inside a lot of raw acrylic paint and blown over the desired area; we can keep the lower finger portions covered in cello tape to avoid any paint mark.
Sticker Nail Art
This category is marked with a huge variety of self-made or purchased stickers stuck on the nails.
Skilled nail art professionals create a host of stickers on their own. These can also be made at home.
Certain designs are drawn over zip lock bags with nail enamels and outlined for highlight purpose.
Simultaneously you should paint your nails with glitter, matt or glossy colours and let them dry properly.
After which you can cut out the designs carefully and stick them over the nail area with precision, so that these get stuck properly.
Other than these a lot of stone studded and other stickers are available in the markets which can be stuck over the dried up colour and coated over with a transparent enamel polish.
The above mentioned are some basic ideas you all can go with, other than these you’ll find a lot more design ideas in different colour and pattern combinations.
We can make little floral and leafy patterns, stars, moons, little intricate creatures or some cartoons etc on the nails based on the shape of the nail and our personal preferences.