Popular Nail Trends for 2021 

Everything You Need to Know About the Best Nail Designs for the New Year


A fresh manicure is the best accessory to wear with an outfit. If you’re looking to treat your nails to a great manicure this year, but are unsure about what designs to choose, do not fear because we have you covered! Read more below about the best nail trends for 2021 that will make your nails look more fabulous than ever before.

Last year was a very trying year for the nail and beauty industry, especially for our nail salons. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the operations of nail salons, forcing our clients to try and maintain their nails at home for the safety of their health. The lockdown period has taught most people to practice their DIY skills on their nails at home. There is no doubt that the 2021 nail trends reflect this.

Since a new year has dawned upon us and nail salons are open for business, there is no better time than now to discover some of the most popular nail trends and designs for 2021. Luckily for those of us who love expressing our personality through our nails, bold manicure patterns, colours and designs are here to stay. One of the greatest advantages of nail trends in this new day and age is the fact that anything goes. If you are looking for some inspiration for your next manicure, be sure to read our selection of the ten best designs for 2021 below.

What Are the Most Popular Nail Trends for 2021?

Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa is happy to open our nail and beauty salon doors to the public once again. Our nail technicians are prepared to give your nails the royal treatment they deserve. As we enter a new year, we look forward to providing our customers with professional services at the most affordable price on the market.

Whether you are a great lover of colour on your nails or prefer to keep your manicure simple, here are some great trends and designs to try next time you visit any one of our one hundred nail spa salons in South Africa:

1.      The multi-coloured manicure

One of the greatest life lessons learned over the last year is the ability to think outside of your comfort zone, and this mentality is going to have an impact on the nail designs we see in 2021. People like being different. When it comes to manicures there is no exception.

The multi-coloured manicure is a trend where the client requests for the nail technician to paint a different colour on each of their nails. What makes this trend so popular is the fact that the only skill required is knowing how to paint your nails with a different shade of nail polish which means, this can be achieved in the comfort of your own home or at a nail salon of your choice.

2.      Diamond embellishments on nails 

Just as the saying goes, diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend, and in 2021 this is more evident than ever before. One of the most interesting facts about our nail salon in South Africa is the fact that our current President of Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa, Melany Viljoen holds a patent to the installation of natural diamonds on the nail in the entire country.

With the effect of nail salons across the entire country being shut down, most people who were looking for a new way to make a bold statement with their nails were purchasing press-on-diamond embellishments to add an extra bit of sparkle to their designs. Now you can get the real deal next when you make your next appointment at any one of our studios in South Africa.

3.      Mask matching nails 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit South Africa, most people are not looking to match their nails with their clothes anymore. They are now matching their nail designs to that of their face masks too. Facing the fact that wearing a mask in public will become an essential part of our new lives, it only makes sense to match your manicure design to your favourite face mask, right?

Since the face mask covers a large part of your face, people are become more creative with the way they apply eye make-up and are looking for ways to incorporate their mask designs into their nails. This is an innovative way of making a fashion statement not only with clothes but your nails too!

4.      Metallic nails 

We will be seeing a lot more metallic nail designs this new year. This edgy look is already being used by celebrities and other well-known personalities who want to make a bold statement with their nail design choices. This shiny and slick design will make your nails look fierce for your next night on the town.

5.      Adding little graphics to your nails 

Due to the lack of access to professional nail care over the year, this trend has made its way to becoming one of the most anticipated trends for 2021. Using graphics to express your mood on your nails is a perfect way to show off your personality without being too over the top. Small curves, lines, and even some shapes are a great way to make your manicure unique and personal.

Although we cannot make any solid predictions about what this new year holds for the nail and beauty industry, we can assure you that our doors will remain open for all of our fellow beauty kings and queens looking to explore these exceptional nail trends for 2021. Download our mobile bookings application software onto your device today to make your very own booking online. The app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. Be sure to register as a user before securing your next appointment with us. We look forward to treating you like royalty next time you visit any one of our nail salons in South Africa.

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