Hottest Black Nail Designs

Posted by Richard Huss on June 15th, 2022

As nail art continues to become more and more popular, people of all ages, identities, and walks of life are embracing black nail designs. At one time, only a few people were brave enough to wear black nail polish. So when did black nails become mainstream?

In this article, we shall take a close look at the black nail polish trend. In addition, we will provide some examples of the hottest current trends for black nails.

When And Where Did Black Nails Originate?

Believe it or not, black nail polish did not originate in the late 80s/early 90s with punk/goth culture. At one time, black nails symbolized wealth and royalty. Long ago, nail color was a symbol of social ranking in Chima. Those who were royalty or rich would sport black or red nail polish whereas common folk would wear various shades of pink nail hues.

Then, for a long time, black nail polish seemed to fade out completely while reds and pinks remained mainstream. Of course, pastels and neons became the rage in the 80s. However, in the 70s, popular rock stars started sporting black nails, in particular among male punk rock artists.

In the 80s, as a tribute to their favorite punk rockers, black nail polish soon became trendy amongst the avant-garde crowd. Black nails symbolized rebellion and rejection of authority and government. The trend continued to the 90s when both the goth and punk rock crowd underhandedly rocked black nail polish.

Recently, black nail art has become all the rage, not just with the punk rock and goth crowd. Both male and female celebrities have rocked black nail designs on the red carpet and in fashion magazines. While there is still a hint of rebellion, black nail polish is now considered to be quite fashionable. Even the most famous nail polish designers are carrying various shades of black nail polish and nail art.

Depending on the look you are going for, black nails can be classy, edgy, sophisticated, or sexy. So embrace the new trend and rock those black nail designs.

Tips for Black Nails

Here are some expert tips on how to rock black nails.

  1. Unless you are going for a goth look, do not dress exclusively in black clothing and accessories from head to toe.
  2. While black nail polish looks good on nails of any length, it is best suited for short nails that are neat, clean, and well-manicured. If you are going for a professional look, wear matte black nail polish on short, neatly trimmed nails.
  3. Black nail polish is not for those who are meek. Dark nail colors are a conversation starter and exude a lot of confidence.
  4. Do not overdo jewelry. Your black nail art should be your primary attraction that pulls your look together.
  5. Those who are looking to go goth, go ahead and embrace it fully. Pale makeup, black lipstick, and black clothing with sleek black nails for the win.
  6. Black nail polish needs to be maintained as it shows chips and cracks easily.Make sure to keep your nails trimmed and neat. Touch up or completely change your black nails when needed.

Check out some of the trendiest designs for black nails below. Get ready to rock black nail art with confidence and stand out from the crowd!

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