The 2022 Nail Trends We’re Already Eyeing
Whether you’re into minimalist neutral designs or you’d rather pop on over-the-top press-ons, there is endless nail art inspiration on social media regardless of what end of the spectrum you fall on. We’ve seen the rise of the textured manicure, eye-catching animal-print designs, bejeweled accents, and so much more. Curious as to what the nail world has in store for us in 2022? We caught up with celebrity manicurist Aja Walton and founder of beauty brand Emilie Heathe, Emily H. Rudman to predict what they believe will be next year’s top nail trends.
UV Flash Gel Polish
Expect to see the reflective glitter finish of UV flash gel polishes everywhere next year, says Walton. “In ambient light, it’s just a normal glitter polish but with flash turns into the reflective tape you see on cones,” she says. “This paint comes in every color, which makes it most exciting to work with.”
On a similar note, Rudman believes that chromatic and subtle, sparkly finishes in general will be a hot nail trend. “With the rise of press-ons, gel, and dip powder, people are really using nails as more of a creative expression,” she adds.