If there’s one thing I feel passionately about, it’s that manicures can be one of the most creative beauty outlets. From simple fresh tips to rich earthy shades and gem nail art to marble effects, there’s a plethora of designs out there to suit every personal style, mood and occasion.
But lately, I’ve noticed an exciting new trend surfacing amongst influencers and industry experts. Meet aura nails, a fresh gradient design that is meant to reflect, you guessed it, your aura. So what does that actually mean? Well, the latin word aura translates to air or breeze and is used to describe the electromagnetic field that surrounds an individual, in other words their personal energy. These can give off colours and shades that can be seen in photographs, and there are special kinds of film photography set up to do exactly this.
Now, you may or may not believe in personal electromagnetic fields or aura energies, but you can’t deny this is a super-chic way to inject some colour and creativity into your manicure. While it’s fun to identify your personal aura, when it comes to getting an aura manicure, you can choose any colour you like. I like to pick a blue shade when I feel, or want to feel, calm and a pop of pink for something playful. You can also opt for a rainbow of shades and try them all out at once!
With over 15.5 millions views on the aura nails hashtag on TikTok and 13,000 images on Instagram already, it’s safe to say the aura manicure trend is here to stay. Intrigued? Read on to discover more about the trend as well as experts’ tips on getting it right at home.