No, you’re not actually being trolled (we don’t think). Duck nails – also known as flare nails – are one of the new nail trends for this year. Because where the 1920s had flapper dresses and cute bobs we have… these.
This fowl manicure trend seems to have sometime before masks were a staple of every outfit.
If you want duck foot nails, go to your local nail salon and see if they’re willing to shape them. Some won’t because the design style can make the nail unstable and more likely to break. In the meantime, here’s your flare nail inspo, created by super-talented nail artists which you should follow even if this trend is ruffling your feathers.
22 Duck Nails
1. Sanrio Duck Nails
It’s not enough to just have flare nails. Go all the way. Have flare nails with glitter and 3D characters.
2. Pink Cherry Flare Nails
Also seen in: every Katy Perry music video from her Teenage Dream album.
3. Popcorn Nails
Pro tip: let your nails dry before you get snacks at the movies.
4. Hot Pink Duck Nails
Barbie’s nails if she lived in 2021. And was sentient.
5. High Brow Low Brow Nails
Pop art, donuts, duck nails… what’s not to love? Honestly, we love @beautyby_lanae’s nail designs, but we’re gonna go with anything but this shape.
6. Glam Flare Nails
There is no way that’s enough rhinestones.
7. Lingerie Duck Nails
Nothing sexier than leather, lace, and nails that remind us of Donald Duck.
8. Wavy Flare Nails
We’ll have to keep an eye out for this abstract design at next year’s Duck Fashion Show.
9. Beer Nails
They say it’s a bad idea to drink and gamble. What they don’t talk about is this.
10. Abstract Lines Duck Nails
These are straight fire. Or white, orange, and yellow squiggles. Whatever the kids are saying these days.
11. Butterfly Flare Nails
Butterfly clips are making a comeback, but all of ours broke in 1998 so we’ll settle for these.
12. Glitter Nails
When we start using your nails to hold your charms and your keys, that’s when we know women need bigger pockets.
13. Cute Skull Duck Nails
When you have a Cheetah Girls audition at 6 and a punk show at 7 and a Rihanna concert at 8 and a floral arranging class at 9 and are still sitting on the couch.
14. Hello Kitty Duck Nails
The caption says it all.
15. Nickelodeon Nails
The 90s called. But you were online so they got a busy tone.
16. Cross Nails
At least we know why you’re at confession.
17. Dollar Bill Nails
We don’t think these will fit in the vending machine…but we’d watch someone try.
18. VSCO Girl Nails
Where is our Caboodle anyway? 90s Nails by the talented Tylia Boykin of Nailedbymariee
19. Thanksgiving Turkey Nails
We’re as alarmed as this bird.
20. Ocean Marble Duck Nails
Pretty design, but we don’t think it’s a coincidence that this nail shape is making us feel a little seasick.
21. Candy Corn Nails
Finally, a nail shape and a candy we can feel the same about.
22. Halloween Duck Nails
Perfect for jump scares.
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