Judging by the early trendsetters, nail art in 2022 will be taking some major risks. The new year (and new decade) will be bringing with it lots of style changes, and we for one can’t wait! Nail trends in the new year are likely to include new twists on old classics, such as the reversed french manicure, as well as plenty of new ideas ranging from the very bold to the subtle and minimalist. Ahead, we’ve gathered up what we think will be some of the top trends for nail art in 2022. Take a look through the gallery, and see what your favorites are — no matter what your personal style is, you’re sure to find inspiration in these looks!
Hanna predicts that pastel nails will be back in a big way. “It feels like a natural progression of the latest ’90s craze,” she explains.”Think Hard Candy–inspired colors with glossy topcoats.”
3.Shimmery Golden Orange
This slightly brighter orange from Essie is a spin on a classic pumpkin shade. The pearl finish adds a little luster, too.
Just like the always on-trend berry lip, a deep berry nail never goes out of style. Think of it as a transitional color that’ll carry you from those summertime corals to the classic reds of the holiday season.
5. Poly Gel + Nail Stickers
Poly gel is the latest nail tech invention that has caught Choi’s eye. “It’s a breakthrough nail enhancement that can be applied as an overlay or used to sculpt a full set of nails,” people says. “The enhanced formula delivers strong, flexible, feather-light nails—it is astonishingly light on clients yet stronger than hard gels,” .
If deep red hues or terracotta tones don’t feel quite right, plum shades can give you the warmth of fall in a cool tone color palette.
If sapphire jewel tones feel a bit too bright for your cozy fall vibes, navy is a great alternative. Logan sees the deeper shade being popular, and it’s great for those who want to embrace dark shades without going all out with a black nail.