The year 2014 is finally here, which means it’s time for New Years resolutions, wardrobe facelifts, and…exciting new nail styles! We can all agree that 2013 was a fun and fabulous year filled with an array of exceptional nail trends (ahem, we all went gaga over the eggshell, olive green, and magnetic polish fads!) and designs. However, all lovely ladies can now rejoice, because 2014 promises a variety of show-stopping new nail trends to try!
Year 2014 is all about being artistic and showing off your creative ingenuity. This means out with the solid dark polishes of Summer 2013 and in with bold and colorful designs, stripes, and sparkles! There are so many fresh and inspiring ways to style up your nails in 2014, that it will be tough to stick with one nail trend for too long!
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to jazz up your nails for the New Year, don’t fret! Use the below quick list of the top 2014 Nail Trends to ensure that your nails are ready to steal the spotlight at all of the year’s social soirees and high fashion events!
White With Flair: Solid white nails featuring small adornments, such as thin colored stripes, polka-dotted bases, or small gems, will be all the rage in Year 2014. White nail polishes exude elegance and class, and the small ornamentation adds just the perfect pop of fun!
Stylish Stripes: The year 2014 will be all about stripes. Whether they are wide or thin, glittery or matte, or vertical, horizontal, or diagonal, striped nail art will be one of the top nail trends of 2014. Use a nail polish pen or tape to make sure your stripes are sleek, straight, and stylish!
Petite Pastels: Pretty and feminine pastel polishes like lilac, lavender, light blue, pastel pink, and pale yellow will be a major nail trend in 2014. Any of these polishes will show off your sweet and fashionable side, and they will add a pop of stylish color to any everyday outfit!
Suspended Half Moon Mani: One of the biggest nail trends of 2013 was the half moon mani featuring a colored half moon base set against a contrasting background. This one-of-a-kind nail trend has a whole new look for 2014! In the New Year, paint your nails nude and let dry, add a white semi circle half moon base on each nail, and add a clear topcoat to complete the look. The white moon will look like it is floating against the neutral background!
Canvas For Creativity: In the New Year, a major trend will be using your nails as a canvas for your artistic imagination. Jazz up your nails to your heart’s desire and draw intricate nail polish designs (like cartoon characters or colorful tribal patterns!), glue on sequins and nail gems, add lace embellishments, and change the nail texture with matte polish! You can also add fun little adornments like rhinestones, feathers, and tiny buttons! This is your chance to show off your imaginative side and ingenuity with your nails!
New-Age French Tip: One of 2014’s biggest nail trends will be the modern French manicure, where the nail tips feature a thin stripe of color set against a contrasting-colored background. For the contemporary French manicure, you can also choose to keep the nails nude and add a thin stripe of any color along each nail tip. This is a sophisticated and elegant manicure that will go great with all attire, whether that be a business casual outfit or a colorful cocktail dress!
Barely-There Ombré: A popular nail style in 2014 will be an ombré manicure featuring an understated, barely-there transition from light to dark. Once others notice the slight change in nail polish hues, they will applaud you for your originality!
Sparkly Splotches: Glitter it up in the New Year! In 2014, a huge trend will be painting the nails a solid color then adding a patch of sparky polish in the same spot on every nail. You can place the glitter splotch wherever you choose, but make sure it is in the exact same spot for every nail. This will create the most chic, fun, and fashionable effect! This look will surely get you noticed at all your social events!
New year, new nails, new you! In 2014, try out any of the above nail trends to give yourself a remarkable new look for the entire New Year! All of the trends will ensure that your nails always look ready for the runway in 2014. Images courtesy of Nail Model Diane Moran Graham.
Here's to a happy, healthy, and fabulous New Year!
Katie Saxton, President of Custom Nail Solutions