In the world of nail art, this first month of the new year is heavily loaded with impressive solutions. From the monochrome look in winter colors like blue or milky white, to key 2023 techniques that are continuing their course, the options are so numerous and all incredible. If the subject interests you, let’s see together a summary of the January 2024 nail trends to adopt without delay!
January 2024 Nail Trends Roundup
The shape of nails January 2024
Of course, the choice of shape is made according to personal preferences and in accordance with the individual body shape. However, if you are curious to learn which shape is the most popular at the moment, there are two star variants. These include the almond shape and the short square shape.
Almond and short square nails are very popular currently
Short square nails are currently very popular. We appreciate them for their easy maintenance and their daily practicality. In addition, they fit perfectly with the natural and refined aesthetic that is taking over the fashion catwalk.
The short, square shape is both practical and aesthetic
What nail color to do in winter 2024?
When it comes to trendy colors, there are a few absolute favorites at the moment. We are mainly talking about blue, red and nude shades. Let’s see some inspiring examples of how to adopt them on your hands immediately!
And here are the colors that stand out as favorites
Blue varnish in different shades
Blue is becoming a must-have color this winter. Generally, we adopt it in thousands of different shades – from sky blue to navy blue. Monochrome design is a classic choice, but note that there are quite a few impressive ways to succumb to the trend.
Shades of blue are very fashionable and ideal for the cold season
Here’s a full-color French manicure that combines a few different blue tones with a nude base and a soft touch of classic white. It’s a fantastic compromise for those who want to adopt blue in a more subtle and minimalist way.
A French manicure in blue tones
As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts are becoming a very popular detail at the moment. If you are inclined to try simple but very captivating nail art, this is an inspiring model. The pastel blue tips are combined with some curved lines, small hearts in blue and white dots imitating snowflakes.
Minimalist nail art with sky blue accents
And here is an ultra cute suggestion for those who are ready to adopt sky blue varnish in full mode on all the nails. This nail art with a single nail of a different color (white) is super pleasant and harmonious, ideal for cold weather.
Ultra adorable white and sky blue manicure
Blue varnish in a dark version, what do you think? We fell for this very elegant nail art in a dark blue shade and two nails decorated with a little shiny touch.
Elegant dark blue nails
Red in all its forms
Undoubtedly, red was the nail star for the holiday season and it continues to be omnipresent among the key colors in January. Depending on your personal preferences, you can adopt it in lighter or darker mode. Both are perfect for special occasions as well as everyday wear.
A classic and universal choice is red nail polish
Do you find monochrome red manicure a bit boring? In this case, do not hesitate to adopt it in a subtle and always very stylish nail art version. This mixes burgundy red with a light note of pastel pink and a touch of shine for an elegant and ultra feminine look.
Natural colored nails
In addition to more colorful options, the natural base manicure is at the top of the current ranking. And nude nail polish comes in many flattering versions from pale beige to pastel pink to milky white nails.
Naked nails are a timeless and timeless trend
A manicure that is barely visible but demonstrates proper care and healthy nails. This clean, minimalist look will be everywhere not just in January but all year long.
Short square nails with a transparent base with a touch of glamor on the tips… This simplistic nail art is perfect for adopting the nude look while playing the originality card. Metallic and chrome accents continue to be super popular, so why not combine these two contrasting trends?
As we have just explained, chrome effect nails are still in vogue. So, you can opt for another successful combo, including pastel pink nail polish with a chrome finish. The result is very elegant and modern.
Trendy nail inspiration right now
You haven’t found your rare pearl among the nail models above? Don’t worry. We’re sharing several other trendy nail art ideas with you right now.
French chrome gold nails
Want to combine some trendy manicure trends? This nude design with gold chrome tips is a super chic and luxurious option for all year round.
Animal prints are also shaping up to be a key pattern for the weeks to come. Leopard, in particular, is a very versatile option. In the following photo, we see an example of how to adopt it in a more discreet and elegant form.
A second variation of animal nail art still in a more minimalist spirit. Here, we play with a subtle decoration on the tips and the half-moon.
Have you ever heard of blush nails? If not, it’s time to fill this gap! This is indeed an adorable technique that mimics the red effect on our cheeks in cold weather.
To boost the rendering of this technique, adding a few drawings or other embellishments is very suitable. Here, the little knots, stars and hearts make a big impact.
This year, blue is truly transforming into a must-have color for winter. The following nail art combines several trendy accents, including blue varnish, chrome effect and metallic 3D embellishments.
A chic and impressive gradient in pink and blue. This interesting and playful design is perfect for sprucing up your winter vision, when you tend to opt for more neutral and dark clothing.
Green remains a very popular color to wear with pride all year round. This elegant nail art model combines its two contrasting tones with a touch of golden glamor and a classy nude base.
And here’s a nice idea for how to liven up the classic nude manicure with a simple fancy embellishment in the form of gold glitter varnish.
Are you not in the mood to experiment with designs that are too imposing and daring? The milky white manicure remains an excellent option.
There are only about 3 weeks until Valentine’s Day. For those of you who are planning a themed manicure, here is a perfect suggestion in red and nude with little love designs.
A version of romantic nail art, much more minimalist and refined, but very attractive. Here we see the short bob shape, the natural base and the little silver accents that are all creating buzz.