Manicure for the New Year 2024: nail design trends in the Year of the Dragon

Manicure for the New Year 2024: nail design trends in the Year of the Dragon

New Year’s manicure in different shades for any length of nails.

  • Trends
  • 17 ideas
  • Expert commentary

The material was commented on:

Anastasia Yavuz, trainer-technologist of the Londontown brand;

Yulia Bakhareva, top master of the Persona image laboratory.

Fashionable manicure trends 2024

Tints provide a translucent color coating, and we are not just talking about light shades, but, on the contrary, about bright colors, for example, stained glass red, pink or purple

Tints provide a translucent color coating, and we are not just talking about light shades, but, on the contrary, about bright colors, for example, stained glass red, pink or purple

Manicure trends change depending on the season and general fashion trends, although many classic options will always be appropriate. If you are choosing a manicure to celebrate the coming year of the Green Wooden Dragon, pay attention to the main ideas that stylists highlight:

Manicure color in 2024

In winter, rich, dark and metallic shades naturally return to manicure. Blue, red, silver, gold and pearlescent polishes are perfect for New Year’s Eve. In contrast to these colors, in 2024, translucent tones are more relevant than ever, with which the manicure looks more natural.

Manicure for the New Year 2024: nail design trends in the Year of the Dragon

Anastasia Yavuz, trainer-technologist of the Londontown brand

Manicure for the New Year 2024: nail design trends in the Year of the Dragon

Yulia Bakhareva, top master of the Persona image laboratory

Nail shape

The shape of your nails should be selected based on your individual characteristics and preferences. Oval and almond shapes are always relevant, with square in second place. But long “ballerina” nails and stilettos are not at the peak of fashion now, although extensions can be made for a festive look. At the same time, naturalness is still popular, so feel free to choose a short nail shape if it suits you.

Nail decorations

It is during the cold season that shining decor is appropriate: rhinestones, shimmer, glitter. According to Anastasia Yavuz, anti-trends can definitely include all kinds of designs in the form of snowflakes and dragons against a background of sparkles or reflective coating.

New Year’s manicure 2024: 17 ideas

Bright tint suitable for any time of year

Bright tint suitable for any time of year

When choosing a manicure, the main criterion remains your overall image. Nail design should match the event format, style and outfit. We have collected some of the most original ideas for inspiration that you can show to the master in the salon:

1. New Year’s manicure with drawings

It is advisable to decorate one or two nails in this way so that it does not turn out too colorful

It is advisable to decorate one or two nails in this way so that it does not turn out too colorful

It is important not to overdo it with small details in the image: focus on one thing, for example, makeup, manicure or jewelry. Much depends on the professionalism of the master – he must create really beautiful drawings so that the manicure does not look like a child’s creativity. It is advisable not to deviate from the ideas of minimalism and limit yourself to painting on one or two nails.

2. Manicure with a dragon

Dragon - symbol of the new year

Dragon – symbol of the new year

Sketchy stamping with dragons is an anti-trend, but if you really want to decorate your nails with the symbol of the year, voluminous stickers and watercolor drawings will do. Salons have already stocked up on themed decor ahead of the holiday, so ask the master what he can offer. It is better to make such a design on a plain background that does not sparkle with sparkles.

3. New Year’s manicure “cat’s eye”

“Cat’s eye” looks voluminous due to the shimmer of color, but at the same time elegant

Some stylists believe that this type of manicure is irrevocably outdated, while others believe that it has returned to the catwalk and life for a long time. In any case, New Year’s Eve is a good reason to shine to your toes. Yulia Bakhareva says that gold and silver cat-eye manicure is one of the main trends.

4. New Year’s manicure for short nails

Even short nails can become a bright accent of a New Year's look

Even short nails can become a bright accent of a New Year’s look

Minimalist designs look best on short nails. But this does not mean that you have to choose a boring monochromatic coating. Try shimmering shades with shimmering sparkles and voluminous rhinestone decorations in pastel colors.

5. New Year’s manicure for almond shape

Any design you choose looks beautiful on almond-shaped nails.

Any design you choose looks beautiful on almond-shaped nails.

Almond-shaped nails are a classic on which you can implement any idea. On winter holidays, they are decorated with ornaments reminiscent of icy frost patterns on glass. The combination of nude, white and silver is a universal option that will suit any style of clothing.

6. New Year’s manicure for square nails

Square or soft square —  one of the most popular shapes in 2024

Square or soft square is one of the most popular shapes in 2024

There are no restrictions for the square shape either. But if you are planning to make thematic drawings or lay out an ornament with rhinestones, take into account the shape and length of your nails in order to correctly position the sketch. A decor that tapers towards the edge of the nail, visually elongating the fingers, looks good.

7. New Year’s manicure for long nails

New Year's drawings are the best solution for long nails

New Year’s drawings are the best solution for long nails

On long nails you can fulfill any idea, including complex, bulky decor. It’s important what kind of manicure you do: if it’s gel polish that doesn’t need to be adjusted for about three weeks, it’s better to avoid fancy options.

8. New Year’s French manicure

French has long ceased to be a stereotypical white man

French has long ceased to be a stereotypical white man

Try to diversify your usual classic jacket with trendy ideas. According to Yulia Bakhareva, a gold or silver mirrored jacket looks festive and elegant in any lighting. For New Year’s Eve, dark polish on the tips of the nails, double stripes, gold and silver shimmer are suitable.

9. Delicate New Year’s manicure

Neutral tones suit any look

Neutral tones suit any look

A nude manicure is universal, but for a holiday you can make it shiny and shiny. Minimalistic designs on one or two nails will complement the look, creating accents as a neat decoration.

10. New Year’s manicure with glitter

On New Year's Eve you can allow yourself maximum sparkle

On New Year’s Eve you can allow yourself maximum sparkle

Modern glitter finishes aren’t limited to gold and silver hues; choose bright ones – blue, green, light blue sparkles, their iridescence and color transitions using gradient technique.

11. Metallic nails

Metallic glitter looks like jewelry on nails

Metallic shine looks…