The wild nail-art moment — think miniature pictures and glue-on decals on each digit — has come and gone, thankfully.
What’s trending in nail art? Minimalist and sleek: negative space manicures, half moons, and other similarly graphic, geometric designs that are much easier to do yourself at home, if you’re patient and want to save a few bucks. Just keep in mind that preparation is everything. First, because the trendiest nail designs are so minimal, it’s important to start with neat cuticles and nails that are clean, moisturized and nicely shaped. Secondly, unless you have extraordinarily steady hands, it’s much easier to create clean, professional looking designs using specialized nail art tools rather than painting it all freestyle.