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Nail art trends we’re loving this summer

We have mapped the rise of nail art in recent years, and trends in designs have evolved. While there’s no color or certified ‘in’ or ‘out’ design because her artistic aesthetic is personal and subjective, there are some fun looks that are set to be really trendy next year, according to artists, creatives and industry professionals. To find inspiration for your next appointment, scroll through the 2022 nail art trends report ahead.

For many of us, getting a  manicure  is a waste of self-care. It takes time and money, yes, but there’s something about carrying pretty nails (insert your adjective of choice: long, rounded, neutral, shiny) that makes the hard things in life a little easier. Sure, you can always do your own nails at home – grab a  bottle of nail polish  or a  box of press-ons  and the glue they come with – but nothing can replace the full value of a salon manicure, especially if you’re looking to pamper yourself. everything: modeling, gel extensions and the  resistance piece  :  nail art  .

We’ve been charting the rise of  nail art  over the past few years, and trends in designs have evolved. While there’s no certified ‘in’ or ‘out’ color or design because her artistic aesthetic is personal and subjective, there are some fun looks that are set to be really trendy next year, according to artists, creatives and industry professionals. To find inspiration for your next appointment, scroll through the 2022 nail art trends report, ahead.

DROP MANICURE

amorphous nail art

Sojin Oh   is a nail artist who has made  amorphous and realistic nail art her MO  , creating custom designs such as “  amoeba nails  ” for  Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer and  gelatinous “ koi fish nails  ” for Normani. Her clients come specifically for her 3D gels, like these, which are quickly becoming more popular. “I think people are starting to realize that [3D art] is not as intimidating as it sounds,” explains Oh. “[The art looks] more like little carvings in your hands rather than just polished nails.”

BLUE ART

blue nail art design

If you’re looking for the tone of the moment, many artists are gravitating  towards art with shades of blue  . “2022 is about 50 shades of blue,” says nail artist  Queenie Nguyen  , who recently built this negative space design with a cobalt blue OPI nail polish. It is soothing and refreshing at the same time.

FRENCH EMBELLISHED

Embellished French manicure

“French beautified manicures are everywhere now. Think of it like a  typical French manicure  , perhaps in a fun color, with some other design element accompanying it. This trend is a fun way to spice up an ordinary nail look.” –  Emily H. Rudman  , CEO and Founder of   Emilie Heath

HOOPS AND AMULETS

Hoops &  charms on nails

“Crazy add-ons like  nail hoops and charms  will make a strong appearance in manicurists in 2022. When it comes to our nails, we don’t necessarily prioritize practicality over a bold statement. Choosing a nail design that you want to show off to everyone you come in contact with will always spark joy – or, at the very least, conversation.” –  Chaun Legend  , celebrity nail artist

BRIGHT SWIRL

Swirled Nails

“I believe the  spiral nail art trend  will continue to be popular throughout 2022. It’s fun and versatile: it can be soft with earth tones, or really fun if done in   bright, vibrant colors  . use, this trend can be used in any season.” –  Alexa Liberatore  , Nail Artist and Founder of  Facile Nail.

COMBINED ART

color blocked nails

“The combination of  different art on each nail is  great! We’ll see lots of fun colors and pattern combinations, whether it  ‘s nail decals  , press-ons, or hand-painted art, all in the same manicure. The options are endless, which allows people to unleash their creativity.” –  Liberator

RED HOT

bright red nails

“A clean manicure in bold colors like hot pink  or  red brings a sense of fun and vibrancy back into people’s lives. We are living in tough times, and nail art has been a highlight for many of my clients. Her love and appreciation for nail art has grown, I believe, after the salons closed in 2020. Some of my clients have told me that ‘nail day’ is the highlight of the month. Looking at shiny, shiny little pieces of art at their fingertips is a reminder of who they are: amazing people getting on with life, enjoying the little luxuries of beautiful nails, even on the roughest days.” –  Mia Rubie , Nail Artist and Founder of Sparkle SF Salon

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CONFETTI GLITTER

confetti glitter manicure

“Hope to see  confetti-style glitter looks  start trending in 2022. They are so festive, fun, and match any ‘theme’ or season. for something a little bolder and brighter to bring everyone happiness!” –  Rebecca Ludwig  , Nail Artist and Educator

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