2020 Nail Trends

A new decade is upon us, bringing with it new beginnings, new opportunities… and new nail trends to try out for your clients.

As a nail technician, you need to be ahead of the trend; offering clients new concepts and stunning designs they'll love. From the Pantone colour of the year to popular nail art trends, we’ve chosen our favourite styles so you can get ahead with your client's new year nails.

Pantone Colour of the Year

Blue nail trends, blue nails

It’s out with coral and in with classic blue, with 2020’s official colour of the year being chosen earlier this month. Symbolising protection, stability, peace and confidence, it’s no surprise that this popular shade has already been a hit for nail designs this winter when it comes to blue gel polish.

Get ahead for 2020 with our favourite blue shades. Blue Rapture is the closest match to the Pantone Colour of the Year, but you can give your clients other lighter options, like Passific Blue, or the popular neon shade Blue Bamboo.

Opposite French Manicure

This new take on the French Mani has been growing in popularity since the summer and is definitely one that'll be heading into 2020 with us. The opposite or upside-down French manicure is a simple yet stunning twist on a classic and an easy nail art design to create.

This minimalist look helps to maximise style and sophistication, whilst trying out something new. You can create this look for your clients using a classic nude gel polish for the base and pairing it with a glitter for something different.

Animal Print Nails


From cow print to tortoiseshell, animal print nail designs have grown in popularity recently and the trend is only set to continue as we enter a new decade. The look allows your clients who love colour and style to have nails that show off their personality. 

Any animal print nail design can be created with your favourite gel polish shades – we love creating the tortoiseshell look with any of our dark gel polishes paired with our classic Blackpool, of course!


Metallic nails

For your clients who love a more simple look, the chrome/metallic trend is one they'll definitely want to be part of.

Sported at Paula Knorr’s Spring 2020 catwalk at September’s London Fashion Week show, our metallic design was an incredibly popular style and one we can’t wait to see you trying out for your clients in the new year. You can take a look at our best gel polish colours to create this nail trend that were used at LFW.

Ready to create? Share your 2020 nail designs with us by tagging us on Instagram – we’ll share our favourites on our stories!