Now Trending: Winter 2021 Nail Art

Nail artists share the latest looks clients will clamor for this season.

Image courtesy of Celina Rydén
Image courtesy of Celina Rydén

Sugared Snow

“I find in winter, basically through February, everyone wants snowflakes, plaid or glitter. Sugaring with ultra-fine glitter is always a simple yet effective design for snowflakes, snow scenes, icicles or just that extra glam.”

Sarah Thompson Brand ambassador, The GelBottle (@sarahthompsonnails77)


Winter Landscapes

“This Scandinavian winter design was inspired by my family’s house in the Swedish archipelago with the clear winter skies, tree silhouettes and snowy ground. This set was made using the new Light Elegance It’s All About Me winter 2021 color and glitter gel collection.”

Celina Rydén International educator, Light Elegance (@celinaryden)

Glitter French

“Amp up the sparkles in a high-shine French by topping the solid metallic gold French tip with gold glitter pieces, like Orly Holy Holo! Pour out the glitter and use a detailing brush to apply glitter pieces on top of the French to keep it even and to direct where the sparkles will go.”

Queenie Nguyen Celebrity nail artist (@nailartbyqueenie)

Sweaters & Sparkles

“After the difficulties we’ve faced this year, I think comfy and cozy nail patterns are in—anything to bring joy and comfort when you look at them, like the beauty of a snowflake or a warm and fuzzy sweater.”

Hannah Snyder Head of U.S. education, The GelBottle (@clawsbyhannah)

Half French

“The half French is very minimal, allowing shimmering shades to really pop. I used Orly Nouveau Riche, as it’s a bold, shimmering jewel-tone green that looks almost like an accessory on your nail. You can easily swap out color using this same technique and it’ll look great. Plus, I think many people have their nails cut short right now, and this nail art is very pretty on short nails.”

Brittney Boyce Consulting nail artist, Orly (@nails_of_la)

Deep Hues

“The new Light Elegance Art of Kissing collection of ButterCreams are so gorgeous. This blue will definitely be a winter favorite!”

Taryn Vanafen Brand ambassador, Light Elegance (@taryns.nails)

See more on-trend winter nail art looks in the digital magazine on page DM1.

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