4 February 2022

The inside scoop on the baby boomer nail trend and how you can get them for yourself (at home!)

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The baby boomer nails trend is a popular new nail design that has recently taken the beauty world by storm.

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A modern-day twist on the traditional French manicure, the baby boomer nail design features an ombré mix of white, beige, and baby pink combined to create a subtle-but-stylish gradient effect on the nails.

Usually offered as an add-on to any traditional manicure or pedicure, deciding on a baby boomer design for your nails can give your hands (or toes!) a fresh, elegant and creative look.

But where did this trend come from, and how did it get so popular?

And, most importantly – how can you get baby boomer nails for yourself, without even leaving home?

Why are baby boomer nails so popular?

The baby boomer trend has been around for a while now, but it seems to have recently exploded in popularity.

It has become so popular due to its clean and classy look. It is a perfect nail design for the office, as it covers the entire nail with polish and is not too flashy or loud – which can sometimes be a turnoff for employers during work hours.

Due to its classiness, baby boomer nails are extremely versatile, especially when it comes to dress codes at the office. It is acceptable for both men and women to wear baby boomer nails to work, as it is a formal and minimalist look.

Since it is so simple and elegant, it gives the wearer more flexibility to be creative and unique with their choice of outfits – Baby boomer nails fit well with any color of outfit!


How did this nail trend get its name?

The pinkish-white color found in this gradient nail effect is said to represent the baby boom after World War II – which was a significant time of population growth in the US and around the world.

Other theories are that this nail design is popular amongst baby boomers because this design is a more neutral and ombré version of the French manicure. The baby boomer nail trend was also popular in the 1970s, so it is possible that this trendy nail design takes its name from this era.


How to do baby boomer nails at home: by yourself

The baby boomer trend is a very easy nail design to do. All you need is a baby pink, nude, and white nail polish – all of which can be found at your local pharmacy or beauty store.

Like the French manicure, baby boomer nails require no special tools – making this nail design even simpler!

How to do your own baby boomer nails at home:

  1. Apply nude polish as the base coat to the entire nail
  2. Apply a layer of white polish as a second coat on top of nude polish (covering the top half the nude color)
  3. Add a baby pink polish layer as a third and final coat over the nude polish (covering all of the nude color and one-fourth of the white)
  4. Apply a nude or white polish layer to the tip of nails, creating a gradient effect.
  5. Wait for the nails to dry and add a clear topcoat!

The baby boomer nail design can be done on your hands like a traditional manicure, or even on your toes after a pedicure!

This design is relatively simple to do on other people – but unfortunately not so easy when attempting to do our own nails by ourselves at home.

It is important to remember that these nails require special attention during application, so it’s always best left in the hands of a professional to ensure a smooth and flawless baby boomer nail design.


Baby boomer manicure at home: with a nail technician

Want to avoid the stress of doing your own nails and prefer to leave the job in the hands of a professional? Consider opting for a mobile nail technician to perform your baby boomer manicure at home instead.

Wecasa mobile nail technicians are available to provide a fresh and flawless manicure at a time that best suits your schedule and in the comfort of your own home.

Booking a baby boomer manicure with a Wecasa mobile beauty therapist is quick and easy – just enter your details and your desired appointment time and our mobile beauty therapists will have you looking your absolute best in no time!

Wecasa mobile beauty therapists are available all throughout London and the Greater London area, rain or shine, 7 days per week.

Baby boomer nails provide a simple and classy manicure look that is perfect for all age groups and style preferences. This trend has been around since the 70’s and has been rapidly growing in popularity- and it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon!

Ready to hop on the baby boomer nail trend?


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