From the often velvet-covered chairs to the glass bottles of beautiful colour lined neatly on marble-effect shelves, there's many things that make a visit to the salon a magical experience—and one we've sorely missed. However, with the news that salons are finally allowed to open their doors again this week, we intend on taking full advantage of our next appointment with our nail technicians. How, you ask? By opting for some stunning nail art that we could never have created ourselves at home.
Remember when nail art consisted of water-painted flowers and glittery dragons? Those were the days. However, after its short-lived moment in the early noughties, nail art really dropped off the grid for a little while. In stark contrast to the grandeur and excess of embellished talons and intricate patterns, for the last 10 years or so, nail trends and manicures have, for the most part, remained monotonal, simple and polished.
However, in the last 12 months or so, we have noticed that nail designs have started to get a little more fun. From colourful rainbow nails to chic gradient designs, it would seem as though we are all looking for new ways to up our mani game. You'll be pleased to hear that nail art is officially back too, and it's chicer than ever.
From negative-space designs and muted statements to intricate artistry and pretty marbles, keep scrolling for the chicest nail art to add to your inspiration board ahead of your next salon appointment.