Trends go through revolving doors, and this 2024 nail trend is no different. Say goodbye to long claws and hello to your natural nail beds with these trendy nail designs
Trends come and go, but more often than not, they return in waves. Just as claw-like acrylics and press-ons took over our feeds over the past several years, nail extensions are now on a downtrend. The replacement? Short and natural nails. If you haven’t noticed, some of the biggest celebrities, influencers, and brands are promoting the return of natural nail beds, albeit with some variety through unique nail designs. We expect this to stay on-trend throughout the year, so if you’re thinking about giving your nails a rest, now’s the time to do it.
For inspiration on how to do just that, read ahead for our favorite nail designs on short and natural nails.
Pinks and nudes
The hyperfeminine wave and stripped-down beauty are still very much on the rise. Case in point: pale pinks and nudes are the celebrity go-tos. It’s utterly classic and an elegant finishing touch, especially if done with a sheer finish.
Pops of solid color
Understated nails aren’t your thing? Don’t worry—pops of solid color are still welcome in 2024. Vibrant colors pair nicely with short nails, so don’t shy away from sultry reds, glossy purples, and deep blues.
3D nail art
Nail designs using three-dimensional elements on short nails are also gaining traction in the local scene. 3D nail art gets its texture from things like charms and gems, but nail artists can also use layers of gel to create nail art like 3D chrome, flower patterns, and more.
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