20 STYLISH NAIL TRENDS TO TRY IN 2022 (Part 1)
A fresh manicure is a perfect way to add a little something extra to your outfit. While we will always love ballet slipper pink or a classic red, why not try something a little more adventurous for your next manicure? From subtle chic detailing to bold designs, there is something for everyone with this season’s most stylish nail trends – because life is too short for boring nails.
1. Graphic Detail
Go graphic with this season’s boldest look! Choose contrasting colors to turn heads in your direction, or opt for similar shades for a more muted style. Try your hand at simple shapes and patterns at home. You might want to head to a technician though if you are after 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 your desired base colour, apply a layer of the pigment and finish with a clear sealing gel!
3. Nude and White Minimal Detail
We love the super subtle detailing of this nude and white design. Keep things simple with clear polish over well-kept nails and add a splash of white to one or two nails as desired for a tasteful manicure that is perfect for the office.
4. Pearl Detail
The pearl nail trend has been brewing for some time now. The best thing about this trend is how versatile it is. If you’re after something luxe, have physical pearls applied to your nails. Depending on how glamorous you want to go, you can stick one on each nail at the cuticle, or cover your nails completely. However, if you want something a little more subtle, then an iridescent pearl nail polish is a perfect alternative.
5. Gingham Nails
Gingham seems to be everywhere at the moment, and the trend isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Mimic the popular checked fabric on your fingertips to stand out from the crowd while still jumping on the trend.
6. Zigzag Nails
Zigzag nails, sometimes known as chevron nails, may look complicated but are relatively easy to recreate at home! With just two shades of polish, some sticky tape and a bit of patience, you will 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 perfect manicure inspiration! The sophisticated trend is deceptively easy to recreate yourself with the help of one of the many DIY videos online. Start with a single marble feature nail, or if you are feeling more confident, go for a full set.
8. Animal Print
Animal prints are one of those trends that never seems to fade. While a classic leopard or cheetah print is always a safe bet, why not try the season’s hottest new print: cow print! Celebs like Ariana Grande and Kendall Jenner can’t get enough of the sassy style this season and neither can we!
9. Geometric Art
For nails that make a statement, try out geometric art. This design is all about sharp lines and bold shapes. Don’t be afraid to get really creative here with different patterns on each nail.
10. Double French Tip
The Double French Tip is a modern take on the classic French-mani. While we will always love a good French manicure, the addition of an extra line is a fun way to spice up your nails this season.