Trend Alert: Tortoise Shell Nails

Written by Maureen SheenJan 31, 2020

Read time 5 min


Tortoise Nail Art

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Animal prints were huge in 2019, trending everywhere and on everything from clothes to jewelry to shoes to nails. And the latest: tortoise shell. The trend is making the rounds on social media with the hashtag #tortoiseshell returning 625k posts and #tortoiseshellnails running 14.2k strong. To help your client match their nails to their tortoise shell sunglasses, get inspired by some of our fave nail art inspired by the latest trend.

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How elevated is this modern twist on the classic French mani?!

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The gold foil on these gorgeous torties are next level.

Photo Credit: Instagram/@fleuryrosenails
The pop of a gold band and negative space cash in on three trends in one.

Photo Credit: Instagram/@nailbycristy
From the stiletto shape to the gold hardware, these nails scream E-X-T-R-A, and we’re here for it.

Photo Credit: Instagram/@betina_goldstein
Nail artist Betina Goldstein mixed five different colors to achieve the base, adding more brown or black as needed for this half-print design.

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