Smiley Face Nails Are 2021’s Newest Trend – Here’s How To Rock Them

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Smiley face nails are 2021’s newest up-and-coming trend! If you’re looking to achieve your own smiley face nails, we rounded up the best nail designs for you.

Harry Styles, Gigi Hadid, and Dua Lipa have all called it – smiley face nails are potentially this year’s biggest nail trend. Celebrities left and right have been seen sporting the cheerful look on their nails, and Harry Styles has sent the entire smiley face nail craze into overdrive ever since he was spotted rocking this unique nail design.

According to Pinterest’s 2021 Trend Report, smiley face nails have spiked at least 9x in searches over the year, as part of the “indie beauty” category. Gen Z, also known as Zoomers, have been found to be the number one demographic on the internet that have contributed to the spike in the indie aesthetic. Smiley face nails are perfect for your indie and y2k outfits!

Along with the rise of unique nail designs over the past year, another trend that gained traction over the course of lockdown is press-on nails. Now, we are HUUUUGE fans of press-on nails, primarily because they’re super easy to apply, and they come in affordable sets that you can use an infinite number of times! Talk about economic AND environmentally sustainable! 

To rock your own smiley face nails, Etsy has a wide selection of press-on nails from independent creators that you can order anytime. But if you’d rather go in for a much-needed manicure, no worries! You can just save your favorite design from this post to your phone, and show it to your nearest nail tech!

 

The Best Smiley Face Nails To Recreate

 

Y2k smiley face nails with different designs on tips

 

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Blue tips and smiley face nails

 

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Short and easy smiley face nails

 

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Smiley face nails on tips with different designs

 

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70s colorful pastel French tip nails with smileys

 

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Smiley sun face nails

 

Image via @nailsbymei

 

Neon green smiley face nails with stars

 

Image via @nailsbloodynails

 

Cute purple smiley face nails

 

Image via @grommys.nails

 

Multi-print smiley face nails

 

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Transparent smiley face nails

 

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Multicolor smiley face nails

 

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Mattle multicolor smiley face nails

 

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Blue and pink smiley face nails

 

Image via @get_nailed321

 

Transparent nails with different smiley face nails

 

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Transparent smiley face nails with flames design

 

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Pink polish with smiley face nails

 

Image via@chaunlegend

 

Neon smiley face nails

 

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Soft pink polihs and smiley face daisy design

 

Image via  @krystalsmanis

 

Nude nails with pastel yellow emojis

 

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Short pastel rainbow smiley face nails

 

Image via @nailsbymh

 

Short black and yellow emoji nails

 

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Pastel mix and match nails with emojis

 

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Clear almond nails with yellow emojis

 

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Silver holographic smiley face nails

 

Image via @glosshouse

 

Cute colorful abstract mix and match retro nails

 

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Cute pastel green smiley face coffin nails

 

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Short clear smiley nails

 

Image via @cat.zamudio

 

White nails with colorful emojis

 

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Nude polish with smiley face nails

 

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Retro 90s inspired stiletto nails

 

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Almond nails with pastel smiley nail art

 

Image via @umanailartist

 

Short colorful mix and match nails with smiley face nail art

 

Image via @queencontenails

 

Nude almond nails with yellow smiley face nail art

 

Image via @by.kimberlythu

 

Cute pink almond nails with cloud nail art and French tips

 

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Black and neon green toxic sludge coffin nails

 

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Multicolor smiley face nails

 

Image via @thehangedit

 

Short smiley face gel nails

 

Image via @nailsbymh

 

Colorful rainbow smiley face nails

 

Image via @indiekid.o

 

Colorful French tip nails with smiley face nail art

 

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Tie dye graffiti smiley face nails

 

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Transparent matte multicolor smiley face nails

 

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Cute retro nails with French tips

 

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Pastel rainbow ombre nails with smiley nail art

 

Image via @springwithfriends

 

Black and pink squiggly nails

 

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Have you found a few favorite nail designs in this post? Hopefully, you did! And if you’re still looking for more nail ideas, check the posts down below.

 

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