If there’s one decade we’re seeing more fashion and beauty inspiration being drawn from than any other right now, it’s the ’90s. From the resurgence of outfit staples like overalls and plaid to the reintegration of once-beloved beauty products like brown lipstick, it seems like we’re currently in a nostalgia loop of consistently reinventing the aesthetic of the MTV era. Aside from a few notable flops, it was a pretty cool time period for beauty—especially nails.
Of course, there are plenty of modern nail trends to keep us on our toes in 2021 (yes, we’re still honing our at-home nail-art skills), but if you’re in the mood to throw it back to the era of Lisa Frank, Clueless, and Nirvana, then you’re in luck. Ahead, check out the 10 coolest ’90s nail trends we’d happily wear today and the three unfortunate trends we’d rather forget.