Okay, so in the past, men’s hair and beauty trends have been few and far between (and frankly, sometimes pretty questionable – we’re looking at you, frosted tips). So, we’re categorically here for any trend that breaks the mould of men’s beauty – because why? (And say it with us): beauty 👏 is 👏 for 👏 everyone👏. Which is why we’re currently obsessing over the ‘menicure’ – the bold nail trend that our fave celebs are loving at the min.
Here’s the thing: men’s nail art isn’t exactly new. It’s been linked to subcultures such as punk, emo, and drag for countless years – and, in fact, Ancient Egyptian men were actually rocking nail polish back in 3000 BC (who knew?!)
It’s only recently that the male mani, and the amazing designs we’re loving RN, have come into popular consciousness – with pop culture and fashion legends like Harry Styles, Lil Nas X, and A$AP Rocky giving the trend big love on Insta and red carpets alike. And as if that wasn’t enough, Machine Gun Kelly is even releasing his own nail polish line later this year. Iconic.
All of this, combined with the talent of some incredible nail artists, and an altogether more progressive view of gender and beauty, have meant that the ‘menicure’ is definitely one of the most popular beauty treatments for men at the moment. And we’re not just talking your classic filing and shaping that has been the go-to nail treatment for men in years gone by. No, the modern menicure is a true expression of personality. Anything goes: from cute florals and all-over crystals, to minimalist details and tattoo-inspired designs. We’ve rounded up our fave looks to inspire your next (or first) foray into the world of nail art. You’ve got this.
By Beth RyanBook nails now