A fresh manicure is a perfect way to add a little something extra to your outfit. While we’ll always love ballet slipper pink or a classic red, why not try something a little more adventurous for your next manicure? From subtle chic details to bold designs, there’s something for everyone with this season’s hottest nail trends – because life’s too short for boring nails.
1. Graphic detail
Go graphic with the boldest look this season! Choose contrasting colors to turn heads in your direction, or opt for similar hues for a more understated style. Experiment with simple shapes and patterns at home. You may want to go to a technician if you are looking for a more elaborate design.
2. CD Nails
Embrace the 90s with a holographic CD-inspired nail. This eye-catching look is easily achieved with a special pigment made up of tiny reflective particles. Start with bare nails or the base color of your choice, apply a coat of pigment and finish with a clear gel sealant!
3. Bare and White Minimal Detail
We love the super subtle details in this nude and white design. Keep it simple with clear polish on well-groomed nails and add a pop of white to one or two nails as desired for a tasteful manicure perfect for the office.
4. Pearl detail
The pearl nail trend has been brewing for quite some time now. The best thing about this trend is its versatility. If you are looking for something luxurious, apply physical pearls to your nails. Depending on how glam you want to achieve, you can stick one on each nail at the cuticle or completely cover your nails. However, if you want something a little more subtle, an iridescent pearlescent nail polish is a perfect alternative.
5. Gingham Nails
Vichy seems to be everywhere right now, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Imitate the popular plaid fabric at your fingertips to stand out from the crowd while staying on trend.
6. Zigzag nails
Zigzag nails, sometimes called herringbone nails, may look complicated but are relatively easy to recreate at home! With just two shades of polish, tape, and a bit of patience, you’ll be rocking this retro manicure in no time!
7. Marble nails
Believe it or not, that marble countertop you’ve been dreaming about for your kitchen is actually a perfect manicure inspiration! The sophisticated trend is deceptively easy to recreate using one of the many DIY videos online. Start with a single marble nail, or if you’re feeling more confident, go for a full set.
8. Animal print
Animal prints are one of those trends that never seem to fade. If a classic leopard or cheetah print is always a safe bet, why not try the new key print of the season: the cow print! Celebrities like Ariana Grande and Kendall Jenner can’t get enough of sassy style this season and neither do we!
9. Geometric Art
For nails that make a statement, try geometric art. This design is all about clean lines and bold shapes. Don’t be afraid to get really creative here with different designs on each nail.
10. French double tip
The Double French Tip is a modern take on the classic French-mani. While we’ll always love a good French manicure, adding an extra line is a fun way to spice up your nails this season.
11. Color Block French Manicure
Likewise, the color block French manicure is another great way to breathe new life into the classic style. It’s also a great way to add a splash of color to any outfit.
12. Characteristic of a single nail
Subtly unleash your creativity with just one nail feature. For this understated trend, paint all but one of your nails in a block color of your choice and highlight the remaining nail! A classic option is a single metallic or glittery stud, but you can try patterns or graphics. The possibilities are limitless!
13. Metallic nails
Metallic nails are having a moment this season. The funky craze is popping up all over Hollywood right now with nail queen Kylie Jenner rocking the style on a regular basis. The metallic trend works in almost any color and pairs best with longer, coffin-shaped nails.
14. Galaxy Nails
For something extraordinary, check out the galaxy nail trend! The space-inspired design has been popping up on YouTube tutorials all over the internet, making it a trend to watch. Galaxy nails are surprisingly easy to do at home, and due to their abstract nature, you can’t mess it all up!
15. Jewel Studs
Inspired by Cardi B’s famous encrusted talons, jewel nails are this season’s most over-the-top trend yet. Jewels and crystals of different sizes are applied to the nails for a bling-out look that is practically dripping.
16. Pastel Nails
If there’s one nail trend that will never go out of style, it’s pastel nails. Choose from popular pastel colors like lavender, mint, yellow or pink for cute yet chic fingertips any day of the week.
17. Green nails
For a manicure that will make faces green with envy, opt for the trendiest shade of the season: green! From emerald to mint to neon green, there’s a hue in the lush color to suit every mood and occasion.
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18. Pastel Rainbow
Why choose one shade when you can wear them all? Pastel rainbow nails are the playful trend celebs are loving this season. You can go as quirky or as subtle as you want. Try a different color of the rainbow on each nail or go for different shades of the same color.
19. Gradient pastels
Ombre caused a stir in the hair world a few years ago, and now you can rock the trend at your fingertips. Spruce up your usual manicure on your next date with this faded pastel look.
20. Nude and Neon
Give your classic nude manicure an unexpected twist with a splash of neon! The contrasting trend is perfect for trying out neon shades without feeling like your nails are screaming at everyone.
What is the nail trend for 2022?
It will be a great year for nail trends in 2022, as there are many exciting designs to choose from. Among these are the graphic detail trend, holographic CD studs, gingham print, pearl accents and retro zigzags. There are also some super wearable options for every day and every setting, such as minimalist nude and white looks and pastel tones.
What nails are trending right now?
There are subtle and chic options to choose from that are perfect for any occasion, as well as bright and bold choices. If you want your nails to be noticed, consider adopting a trend like galaxy nails, the color block French manicure or the nude and neon combination, which are sure to turn heads.
What is the popular nail color for 2022?
A few colors that will be trending for 2022 and transform your at-home manicures include mint spearmint, natural shades, candy pink, mulberry, and mint green. Like bright yellows and bright greens, other shades make a statement and immediately catch the eye on your perfectly polished nails.
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