Nail Art 2023 Trends
If you were inspired by the popular glazed doughnut nails trend this summer on Tiktok, try switching it up by adding chrome details on top for a unique take. OPI global ambassador Harriet Westmoreland says it works especially well on sheer or opaque hues.
The 2023 Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, falls in the pink family; thus expect more pink hues on your nails this year!
2023 nail art trends emphasize texture, offering you plenty of ways to personalize the way your nails appear. From metallic chrome nail designs sported by Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa as well as subtler textures like matte or pearly polish there is plenty to experiment with when it comes to this popular manicure style.
Consider opting for a subtle take on the French manicure this spring with an invisible color fade, or add pastel pop by painting an aura effect (a subtle ridge that mimics painted soft hues over your nail bed). Or try an even subtler approach like “micro-manis,” which feature tiny accents such as dots or minimalist shapes for even greater minimalism.
If you’re feeling bold, try opting for geometric nail designs. Seen both on runways and TikTok accounts, these angular styles suit all nail types–from square to stiletto.
3D nails have become the go-to trend for those wanting a manicure with extra pop, with this style using acrylic, glue and decorative items such as pearls to create nail art that looks like mini masterpieces. Celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Kylie Jenner and members of Blackpink have even adopted this look!
Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year — magenta — will become increasingly fashionable for nail polish, along with classic French tips, in 2023. Its romantic hue can lend itself well to soft romantic looks as well as complement floral and glitter designs.
If you want to embrace the gothcore trend that was all over runways this fall, a matte-black manicure may be just what’s needed to bring out its glory. Add embellishments like rhinestones or other accessories for a unique touch and make your nails even bolder and shinier!
Korean Blush Nails
Move over glazed donut nails; there’s a new minimal nail trend that will have you blushing: “blush nails”. A trend found across TikTok and Instagram, these subtle yet eye-catching nails feature an aura of pink around the center of each nail to evoke an impression of having blush cheeks (or in this case nails!).
Nail art that’s trending on social media, this style can be accomplished easily at home with just three steps – or, for a more detailed effect, at a salon. Paint a neutral milky base coat onto each nail before using either a make-up sponge or brush to apply a bright pink shade in the center for a diffuse gradient effect.
As an alternative to neon French manicure trends, this ombre look offers a subtler version. Ideal for those seeking a classic aesthetic, add glitter accents or other quirky details for an eye-catching finish!
Floral nail designs have long been a classic of spring, but this year’s version is even bolder than before. Milky nudes, an airbrush style reminiscent of the 1990s and Pantone’s Color of the Year Viva Magenta are just some of the eye-catching hues you could try this spring; while minimalist classics such as French manicures also find their place.
If you’re after something low-maintenance and simple, try a daisy nail art design from Steph Stone’s looks. All it takes to achieve this sophisticated yet chic style is using a dotting tool or even just the eraser end of a pencil eraser as the dotting tool – add more dots until the shape of a flower emerges, as well as adding stems. This look can last weeks without chipping. Alternatively, adding a dramatic makeover with holographic foil trends that create shards of glass could also do the trick if desired!