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The "Black Nail Theory" Is Taking Over TikTok — Here's Everything You Need To Know

The perfect sequel to the “Red Nail Theory” trend.

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In the universe of nail polish colors, red, white and black are the white T-shirts of manicure themes. While TikTok’s “Red Nail Theory” ruled last fall, for 2023, the moody girls are taking back their power and confidence with the rising “Black Nail Theory” trend.

What Is TikTok’s “Black Nail Theory?”

The “black nail theory” has taken the TikTok community by storm, gaining widespread attention and sparking a trend among users. This theory revolves around the belief that adorning glossy black nails can have a profound impact on one’s sense of confidence and overall demeanor. It suggests that black nails possess a unique ability to exude a sultry and captivating “dark feminine” energy, making the wearer stand out and leave a lasting impression in any situation.

The allure of black nails lies in their ability to create a striking and enigmatic appearance. As the theory suggests, a dark manicure can make the wearer appear bold, daring, and even mysterious. It is believed that this aesthetic choice taps into a deep well of inner strength and self-assurance, allowing individuals to embrace their true essence and project a confident aura to the outside world.

@divashay888 #blacknails💅 #boldyblooming #blackspiritualists ♬ original sound – Rashayyashartv

How Is The “Black Nail Theory” Different From the “Red Nail Theory?”

The “Red Nail Theory” moves the attention of the male gaze. It has a maternal feel that catches the eye of male suitors, reminding them of women who took care of them during their earlier or current years. The “Black Nail Theory” is all about the confidence of the woman or gender diverse. It’s about owning your allure and sexiness.

@chrissy_dempsey black nail theory is real 💅🏻 #blacknails #nailday #blacknailpolish #blacknailtheory #octobernails #halloweennails ♬ Cravin’ – Stileto & Kendyle Paige

@lightslacquer POV you just found out about the black nail theory and its real🖤 products used: Tuxedo Mask, Meet Me At Space, She’s All Matte💅#nails #nailpolish #nailinspo #nailsoftiktok #nailart #nailtutorial #diynails #diymanicure #nailsathome #diynailsathome #easynails #easynailsathome #almondnails #nailhack #blacknailtheory #blacknailpolish #darknailinspo #darknailpolish #blacknails ♬ original sound – Crocodile Dundee🐊💕

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