The Naked Manicure Trend Is the Spring Reset Your Nails Need

March 22, 2021
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
With spring officially here, it’s no wonder that naked nails are trending. This is the time of year when we’re looking to reset our skin, hair and manicures for a fresh start. So naturally the latest manicure trend on our Instagram feeds is all about healthy, clean nails with a sheer, nude nail polish. Interested in trying it for yourself? Keep reading for inspiration and tips on how to get the perfect “naked” nails.

Naked Nails

Embrace the trend fully by skipping nail polish all together and focusing on nail care. We recommend buying a nail-benefitting base polish, like the Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat, and cuticle oil to keep your nails strong, hydrated and healthy-looking. 

Milky Naked Nails 

Milky-meets-naked nails is the effortless manicure trend minimalists will love. Simply find a nail polish with a creamy, sheer finish (we love Essie Sheers to You) and apply a thin coat so that your natural nail faintly comes through. 

Bedazzled Naked Nails 

If you can’t resist a glamorous manicure but still want to give your nails a break from polish, try adding some embellishments. These 3D gold studs add a chic twist to the trend. 

Sweetheart Nails


Combine naked nails with your favorite minimalist design for a fun and unexpected pop of color. Just be sure to prep your natural nails with a clear base coat before applying any dark color to prevent staining.

Make It Marble


Marble manicures aren’t going anywhere any time soon. These swirly designs pair perfectly with any base color, but we especially love it on a nude/naked nail for its dreamy and subtle look.
Photo: Emma Jackson, @emmajacksonnailartist

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