TikTok Sets the Stage for the Rise of “Naked Nails”: The Minimalist Manicure Trend
Apologies to Hailey Bieber and her eye-catching psychedelic snake-print manicure, but the TikTok community has introduced a fresh nail trend that is currently stealing the spotlight. Say hello to “naked nails.”
As the name suggests, this trend embraces the au naturel look, featuring barely-there polishes or completely bare nails, foregoing elaborate acrylic shapes or intricate nail art.
With over 4 million views and counting, along with endorsements from TikTok’s influential “It girls,” this minimalist style has quickly become the most sought-after aesthetic. The appeal lies in its simplicity, prioritizing nail strength and natural shine rather than elaborate salon visits or hours spent under LED nail lamps.
Get ready to dig out your bottle of Chanel Le Vernis in Ballerina, as this your-nails-but-better hue is set to become your new favorite polish.
Notably, this trend has already caught the attention of celebrities, with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Suki Waterhouse flaunting semi-opaque shades, adding to its growing popularity among the elite of Hollywood’s style scene.
Cloudy Nails: Embracing Subtle Sophistication in Nail Trends
In contrast to the flashy, chrome-coated glazed doughnut manicures, a new trend is emerging that celebrates the beauty of simplicity: cloudy nails. This trend involves enhancing the natural nail bed and layering thin coats of polish to create a hue that mimics the delicate pink tones of unpainted nails.
Some may question the appeal of naked nails, especially when compared to intricately designed manicures. However, in the current era of “stealth wealth” where understated luxury reigns supreme, this trend might just have staying power.
In a society that appreciates the allure of “old money” and understated elegance, a barely noticeable manicure becomes the ultimate status symbol. It effortlessly ties together minimalist-forward outfits and signifies a polished and refined aesthetic.
An unblemished creamy French tip epitomizes understated luxury—pristine, poised, and effortlessly chic.