WTF Is The Baby Boomer Nails Trend And Why Is So Hot Now?

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Nail trends and designs have been getting bolder and louder and we have more choices than ever before. From metallics to funky prints to dramatic extensions, the possibilities seem endless if you want to jazz up your nails.  However, if you prefer having simple but chic and classy nails that never go out of style, this new nail trend is just for you.

Also known as French ombré or French fade, the Baby Boomer nail trend is basically a new take on the classic French manicure. While the traditional French mani features a light pink base with defined, contrasting tips, baby boomer nails blend the pink and white together, creating a seamless, gradient effect.

 

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According to nail artist Jade Tang, who spoke to Refinery29, the trend was named after the post-WWII generation because it evolved from the classic French manicure and dates back to around the 1940s. During that time (the baby boomer years), it was popular to paint your nails in shades of white and pink.

The great thing about this trend is the ombré effect helps elongate your nails, and is the perfect style for fast-growing nails because the base colour is very close to your natural nail shade, making it hard to spot.

If you’re unsure of how to explain the look to your manicurist, keep scrolling for some Baby Boomer nail inspiration, which you can take to your next appointment.

 

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Text: Gracie Stewart / Harper’s Bazaar Singapore / November 2019

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