We’re in the midst of a noughties fashion moment. This summer, you can’t step outside on a Friday night without spotting at least five girls wearing a variation of the cowl neck halter top, and now we’ve spotted the nail-art trend to match. Gen-Z is calling it “Y2K heart nails.”
The design resembles the cartoon bubble hearts you’d doodle in your spiral notebook while zoning out during maths class. The nostalgic ’00s aesthetic is about to be a hot request in salons across the country. According to new Pinterest data, ‘Y2K heart nails‘ are the top beauty search trend for August — dominating the end-of-summer mood board.
To get a better idea of the visual, and the photo to pull up at your upcoming nail appointment, scroll through our favourite design inspo, ahead.
Heading into autumn, pick a green polish combo — like sage and deep turquoise — for your Y2K hearts.
However, this design, with a magenta and bright-white palette, looks like a manicure Olivia Rodrigo would wear.
When you orient the swirly hearts to just the tip of the nail, like a French manicure, the design still feels minimalistic.
You don’t need long nails or acrylics, either.
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Of course, if you aspire to Kylie Jenner nails, this matte, glow-in-the-dark design might just be the perfect amount of extra. It’s Y2K, after all.