Clean-girl beauty is everywhere right now. Whether it's clean-girl makeup or clean-smelling fragrances, you've probably seen some interpretation of the trend. And what's not to love? This minimal aesthetic is effortless, understated and very expensive-looking—all adjectives we totally want to get on board with.
Harriet Westmoreland used Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Ballerina for this nail look.
At Who What Wear, we always have our fingertips on the pulse of new nail trends. So it was only a matter of time before we started seeing the "clean-girl" mood reach the fingertips of supermodels, celebrities and beauty experts alike. Open up Instagram or TikTok, and you'll most likely stumble across some clean-girl nails. But what exactly makes this look so good?
A milky wash of colour and perfectly preened cuticles make for an expensive-looking manicure.
The clean-girl nail look includes a neutral nail colour, usually a sheer wash or a hue that pairs perfectly with your skin tone. It's also teamed with immaculate cuticles and a short rounded shape to the nail edge. And don't forget that super-glossy finish with a hydrating cuticle oil.
Nail artist Harriet Westmoreland is leading the way with the clean-girl nail trend. We practically went down a nail Instagram hole scrolling through the perfectly preened nails on her profile. She's also behind the nails of celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and you'll spot her prepping the fingertips of countless celebrities for awards shows.
HOW TO GET THE CLEAN-GIRL NAIL LOOK
Westmoreland puts in the prep for her clean-girl nails. On her Instagram, you'll find her impressive collection of skincare products and treatments that she'll incorporate into her manicures. Think La Mer face oil on cuticles and indulgent body scrubs to buff hands to perfection. Want in on the action? Here are some of the products she uses.