As '90s fashion and beauty trends continue their meteoric reascent back into our streamlined consciousnesses, there's another category to look out for in the coming months: '90s-inspired nails. Yes, your digits may already be irrevocably groomed with tortoiseshell nail art, droplet designs, and seasonally appropriate holiday colours. However, this trend pulls back the reigns on intricate nail art and welcomes a more pared-down look. Enter: the '90s supermodel manicure.
The trend was dubbed by celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik, who shared a photo of Margot Robbie's minimal nail look for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards — a simple, sheer pink base coat, and cleaned up nail beds — which he called "the '90s Supermodel nude" in his caption. While the manicure is nothing new (in fact, it's quite the opposite) the resurgence of the look is what every minimalist dreams, especially after a year of chrome french manicures, dramatic smoky nail art, and glittery top coats.
We can't exactly say we're surprised that the trend has made its way back. In 2022 you can expect to see nail polish colours that are "a bit more casual and wearable," Rita Remark, Essie global lead educator, previously told POPSUGAR. In our eyes, there is nothing more wearable than a sheer pink polish that lets your natural nail shine through. It's the perfect elevated manicure that screams, "I didn't try at all but I still look good."
Robbie isn't the only celebrity getting ahead of the trend, of course. Check out her iteration of the trend below and then read ahead to see a few more celebrities who love the '90s supermodel nail trend.