Forget the classic (and boring) red nail—nail art has become much more than just nail polish over the last few years. Just like makeup, it’s now accepted as a boundary-pushing form of self-expression and creativity. But could it also be the perfect pick-me-up during times of stress? I think so.
Things that traditionally seemed frivolous or unimportant (like makeup or nail art) somehow turn into a lifeline, and have the power to make our lives a little bit more bearable.
It won’t do a thing to save the world, but if it can bring a little bit of light and hope, then why not? From extra-long colourful nails to intricate drawings and 3D designs, there’s something for everyone. Here are 10 of the best nail artists on Instagram.
Celebrities like Jourdan Dunn and Salma Hayek swear by her. And it’s understandable; from minimalist French mani to bold and shiny extensions, Williams excels at them all.
Florals, neons, tie-and-dye, flame nails…. Get ready to double tap every single post.
The account you need to follow if you’re into delicate, feminine nail art with an ethereal finish.
These candy-coloured neon designs are literally what you need to brighten up a dark winter.
Feeling like channelling your inner Rosalia? Go for these inches-long icy diamond nail sculptures; or any other Yayo designs.
Having done nails for Dua Lipa, Alexa Demie and A$ap Ferg to name just a few, Mei is the nail artist of the moment.
Into simplicity and sleekness? Torello’s work is proof that neutral colours aren’t boring.
From monochromatic looks to tiny minimalist designs, Woodley will provide you with your daily dose of inspiration.
If you like rainbow colours and geometric shapes, follow Washik now.