Chloe Randall

The 3 big nail trends for spring/summer 2021

By Chloe Randall | 10 April 2021 | Feature

3 Trends

With the SS21 season upon us, we share the top 3 trends to storm the nail world this season…

1. Petal Power

Flower power is back! Pastel pops of pink, blue and lilac will be a staple this season. To compliment these floral hues, be diverse in your nail designs to brighten up fingers during these times.

“One trend I am sure will catch on this season is the sorbet colour palette,” reveals Sadie Jordan, The Gel Bottle Inc nail expert.

“Think sickly sweet pastel neons, anything bright and refreshing like a sorbet! I am expecting to see loads of animal print nail art but in a range of playful colour combinations.”


Get the look!

Recreate this pretty petal design by TGB brand ambassador, Charlotte Cliff, with this tutorial here. 

Nail Art

Macarena Chinea, The Pro Gel Ireland brand ambassador, created this fluttering butterfly design in springtime shades of pink.


2. The New Neutral

Offer a neutral palette of nail tones for nailists seeking a minimal mani. Think warming beige, soft taupe and crisp white, matched with stone grey, rich leather brown and deep black. For a gilded touch, consider adding contrast with metallic nail art details.

“Nude nail tones are timeless, regardless of season and year. For that reason, keep your nudes close,” smiles Jade Taylor, marketing manager at Naio Nails. “Opt for sheer nudes or find a shade that matches the natural variation of your client’s nail colour.”

Nail shapes

“I think we’ll see square nails in both short and long lengths, as well as round and almond nail. This is a trend is set to continue from last year with square being the dominant shape.” Deanna White, of en Vogue Nails.




Nail Art

Neutral nude nails by @the_nail_retreat_rugby

Rachael Gidlow created this this abstract design with neutral

3. Sunset shades

Burn bright with bold reds, burning oranges and sandy yellows, as this season these hot shades are set to transport clients to the warmer climes of the desert. Bring some sunshine to your client and embrace the essence of golden hour.

“70s style interiors and fashions are making a come back so why not bring it to your nail art too,” enthuses Jaz Moger, Salon System nail expert & owner of Paint by Jaz. “Go bright and bold or keep it more muted. Think nudes, browns, mustard yellows, pinks, oranges and whites.”



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For more hints & tips on trends, check out the March 2021 issue of Scratch. Subscribe here.