The “black nails theory” has almost taken over TikTok. The famous theory holds that polished black nails promote a feeling of increased self-confidence. Additionally, to those who notice them, a dark manicure is said to make the wearer appear bold, confident, and even mysterious.

Although the theory in question focuses on a clean classic black manicure, countless other nail trends are on the rise this season.

Black nails with chrome (the extra glittery ones) are going to be the spiciest manicure trend of the winter and modern black and white designs are being spotted on more and more A-listers.

Especially in the last few weeks, countless celebrities have shown off a classic black manicure with this glossy shine. Olivia Rodrigo and Demi Lovato both hit the red carpet at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards with black nails reminiscent of diamonds, while just last week, Kendall Jenner attended Kim Kardashian’s birthday dinner in the same bold look.

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