Current Nail Trends: 10 Most Popular Nail Styles in 2022 (2022)

I bet you’ll agree with me when I say: a woman’s hands are her label, as they are an important detail people observe when they first come into contact.

In order to maintain beautiful nail hygiene and at the same time to be on-trend, it is important to keep yourself informed, especially when it comes to the current nail trends.

We all adore staying at the salon while doing our nails, right? But we’re never decided when it comes to choosing a new color or a new shape. Luckily, there are many options to get inspired by the most popular nail styles this year. We just have to take a nail dip in the right style and colors and our pretty nails will be all prepared to speak high fashion!

With Very Peri being the color of the year in 2022, I bet we’ll see, more than ever, nail artists playing with purple shades and tones while creating nail styles.

1. Marble Nails

“Marble nails are on the top of the list when it comes to popular nail styles this year. Many clients ask for it, but besides the classic marble manicure from the last years, they come with different demands. In 2022, we’ll not see anymore the black and white marble nails, but we’ll see some reinterpreted, coloured marble nails”, saya Anna Joe, nail artist based in LA.

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2. Minimal Nails

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In the last years, the nude nail trend has taken wings, as lots of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, or Bella Hadid are wearing it.

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This popular nail style presents a picture of elegance and simplicity without the need to try too hard to obtain a sophisticated look. The nude nail polish looks fresh with any model on it and will meet your needs for every occasion, whether you want a casual or formal style.

Therefore, if you are looking to adopt a popular nail style in 2022, the minimal nail trend may be the ideal solution for you.

3. Velvet Nails

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4. Rhinestones Nails

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5. Classic Red Nails. Or with a twist!

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Red nails are back on top at the end of 2022! Why? Because red nails are gentle to the eye and romantic in their undertones, fitting best your outfit on special occasions in your life.

You can glam up your red nails with some glitter or heart motives and you’ll be the star of the night! Glamorous red nails, amazing!

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For a more up-to-the-moment nail color trending in 2022, a drop of strawberry nails or a drop of bloody red nails have found their way to the top of our nail color alternatives.

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The following nails will make you look and feel like a celebrity!

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As a beauty tip for you ladies, you can complete your fashionable look by adding a red lip gloss to fit your nail’s color and to give contrast to your outfit. Red is one of the few colors that work just as well on short nails, long, almond or square ones. The only question is, are you red-dy to wear a popular nail style in 2022? 🙂

6. Gold Foil Nail Style

In 2022, you have to expect seeing gold foil nails everywhere. They look very elegant and they are a perfect choice for all the seasons of the year. Therefore, ladies, get ready to shine with some gold themed nail styles.

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7. Pastel Nail Color

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What better way to enjoy the warm season than with pastel nails? 🙂

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There’s a large palette of colors you can use, and the advantage is that you can combine them in different styles like french manicure, baby boomer, designing shapes or simply applying a different color on any finger.

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There’s something cheerful about adding those soft shades on your nails this year. Just try it and enjoy your pretty candy nail style in 2022.

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8. Pink Nail Color

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As simple as it is complicated, the pink nail style is the expression of an electric personality that gives us a bold, bright look. This color looks amazing on every kind of nail style – short, long, stiletto, coffin, matte or glittery. You can mix it however you want, it will give a note of elegance and class on your hands for the 2022 summer.

9. Very Peri Nails

Everybody seems to be very excited about the trending color of 2022, this lavander tone just perfect for spring and summer. Below, you’ll find inspiration for the best manicure styles of the year.

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The Very Peri color will add a note of glam to every outfit . 2022 is here to shine bright! You can use the hashtag #veryperinails on Instagram or Pinterest and discover even more nail styles in the Very Peri tone. 🙂

10. Animal Print Nails

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Animal print can be an intimidating addition to your look. Even if you’re a lover of wildlife or you just want to show off your feline side, animal print nail style never goes out of trend.

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In 2021, this pattern is everywhere, especially on ladies’ nails. Animal print-themed nails are one of the most glamorous and extravagant manicure styles in 2022, expressing in the best way your interest in fashion.

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From the leopard spots to the tiger or zebra prints, you can shape the perfect nails with every kind of color- it will look stunning anyway!

Bonus Trend: Baby Boomer Nails

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The ombre french manicure or the baby boomer as everybody knows this manicure style in 2022 is and will always be on-trend. Why? Simply because it is elegant and you can combine two of your favorite colors in a perfect blend.

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If you’re a person who enjoys a more classic nail style rather than the eccentric 2022 nail trends that have been sweeping social media lately, you’ll be pleased to know that this latest manicure style offers you the perfect blend of minimal nail style and timeless elegance.

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The best part about this nail style is that the ombré gives an elongate effect to your nails. What’s more, it is the perfect style for fast-growing nails because the base color is usually nude, a color that’s very close to your natural nail shade, and that makes it hard to spot.

Here are five ways to get your baby boomer nails done. Choose your own style and get ready to make an appointment with your nail artist. You’ll look awesome wearing one of the most popular nail styles in 2022, honey!

Bonus Trend 2: Green Nail Color

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You’d better add the green nail color to your list this year if you want to be in style. From all the colors to choose from, maybe green is not the one that you’d think about while coloring your nails.

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After you see these amazing green nail colors you’ll inevitably fall in love with them. From pistachio green to emerald or aqua green, there are tons of these shades that fit all the seasons perfectly.

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It was just a matter of time before green made its way to nail trends in 2022, and ladies absolutely love it. Do you? 🙂

Leave me a comment down below and tell me what’s your favorite nail trend of 2022? 🙂

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FAQs

What nail style is in for 2022? ›

For 2022, Pinterest predicts that nail painted with dream-worthy designs inspired by nature will be all the rage. The company found that searches for galaxy nail art are up 115 percent since last year, geode nail art is up 200 percent, ocean nails 500 percent, desert nails 105 percent, and aurora nails 400 percent.

Are short or long nails in Style 2022? ›

It's Official: Short Nails Are Making A Comeback In 2022. Good things come in small packages. While long nails in their various iterations — almond, coffin, and ballerina among others — will always be a staple of the beauty world, shorter nails might be a trend you resigned to your younger years.

What shape of nail is popular right now? ›

The jackpot of buzzy fashion and beauty trends, the '90s and Noughties continue to influence pop culture in 2022 — with the latest re-emergence, square-shaped nails.

What is the most popular nail shape right now? ›

Round. Round nails are the most common nail shape when it comes to manicures.

What is the new nail trend called? ›

You're Going to Be Seeing "Aura Nails" Everywhere This Fall, So Here's Some Inspo. Your nails and energy will officially be vibing in harmony. Manicures somehow always tend to reflect the energy flow we're in, whether it's through our choice of color, design, shape, or length.

What nail colors are in for summer 2022? ›

In summer 2022, light, neutral colors are on the back burner in favor of brighter, lighter hues in every color of the rainbow. Pink, red, green, blue, orange—you'll find yourself having a hard time choosing.

Is French manicure outdated 2022? ›

If you thought the French manicure was over, well, think again. Although the French manicure never really left, colorful remixes on the traditional art, which some are calling the American manicure, will still be going strong in 2022.

What nail color is in for spring 2022? ›

"Always a favorite this time of year, bright neons like green and pink will be trending spring 2022 after a dreary winter.

Is ombre nails still in style 2022? ›

Ombré nails are still super trendy in 2022, and summertime is the perfect season to break out the ombré nail trend! This nail style is perfect for any occasion, whether you're headed to the beach or a backyard barbecue. For a chic summer ombré look, try pairing light pink nails with a dark pink ombré.

Are white nails still in style 2022? ›

Creamy Off-White

White nails have always been a favorite of mine, but this year the trendiest way to wear white is in creamy, slightly off-white shades.

What is the most popular nail shape summer 2022? ›

One of the most classic nail shapes & shades for summer is the French manicure. But now, instead of the traditional white tips, multicolour tips are a fun twist on this nail trend. Choose one colour for the tips are go for a rainbow effect.

What are the 5 different nail designs? ›

Most clients lean toward one of five basic nail shapes: square, round, oval, squoval, or pointed.

What is the next color in 2022? ›

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Pantone have chosen Very Peri as their color of the year 2022. Very Peri is a blue shade with violet red undertone. And it is the first time in the Pantone history that they have chosen a new color as their color of the year.

What is the most popular nail color for fall 2022? ›

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  • Shimmery Gold. OPI. ...
  • Milk Chocolate. Lights Lacquer. ...
  • Vintage Mauve. China Glaze. ...
  • Dusty Orange. OPI. ...
  • Pumpkin Spice. essie. ...
  • Pinky Nude. Tenoverten.
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What color is in style for 2022? ›

According to fashion's top designers, we're in for a very regal 2022. Just look at the color palette! Royal purple, jewel-tone teal, and burning red are all trending hues incorporated on the Fall/Winter 2022 runways, each with its glamorous style.

What is the prettiest nail shape? ›

Best nail shape: Almond and Oval. Tapered shapes like almond elongate shorter or wider fingers. We recommend that you opt for rounded shapes in general, especially if you have a wide nail bed.

What nail shape makes hands look younger? ›

“An oval-shaped nail helps fingers look longer, and in turn, makes hands look younger,” she explains. Another grooming tip from the pro: pay attention to your cuticles! “Be sure to keep your fingers well-manicured,” she says.

Which nail shape is more attractive? ›

Almond shaped nails tend to suit everyone. If you have short palms and short fingers. it's best to opt for rounded oval and almond shapes. For longer palms and fingers, consider dramatic stiletto or coffin (or ballerina) shaped styles.

What are the 5 most common nail shapes? ›

Most clients lean toward one of five basic nail shapes: square, round, oval, squoval, or pointed. Though other blended combinations of these shapes exist, these five are the most common.

What are the 3 most common nail shapes? ›

When it comes to nail shapes, in particular, there are 4 main types: coffin, square, stiletto, and almond. Let's break down the different nail shapes.

What nails are in fashion? ›

Trust us—these are the nail trends to know.
  • Fresh Neutrals. No, this isn't particularly ground-breaking news, but just know that polished neutrals aren't going anywhere next year. ...
  • Alternative French. ...
  • Micro Mani. ...
  • Expensive Blue. ...
  • Animal Print. ...
  • Bright and Bold.
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Should your toe and nail polish match? ›

Should Your Manicure and Pedicure Match? Simply put, no – you mani and pedi doesn't have to match. Back in the day, it used to be mandatory to match the colour on your fingernails to your toes but, over the years this trend has become predictable and a little boring too.

Is white nail polish in for 2022? ›

We think a white nail polish is sure to make a comeback this summer. It compliments a summer tan so well. Plus, it's effortless to pull off.

What is a Russian gel manicure? ›

What is a Russian manicure? Unsurprisingly, the technique originated in Russia and is also known as a dry or e-file manicure. The process involves a trained nail technician using an electronic file to remove excess skin surrounding the nailbed to achieve a crisp, clean finish.

What Colour of nails goes with everything? ›

White Nails

If you don't know how to wear white nail polish, don't fret, it's actually the easiest color to pair. White nails truly go with everything and make any color pop. If you're silently questioning “does white nail polish look good?”, the answer is yes.

What nail color is classy? ›

Whether you're wearing it as a nude or a neutral, brown nail polish is an elegant and classic shade that goes with anything, regardless of the time of year.

What is the color for fall 2022? ›

According to this season's street stylers, the best fall fashion colors in 2022 are bright and beautiful, from head-to-toe oranges and zesty lime greens to classic autumnal browns and grays.

Are square shaped nails out of style? ›

Much like makeup and hair trends, nail shapes go in and out of fashion. Square nails may have faded into the background in recent years while shapes like almond and squoval took the spotlight, but as with many other Y2K beauty looks, square nails are now experiencing a resurgence.

Are square or round nails in Style 2022? ›

The jackpot of buzzy fashion and beauty trends, the '90s and Noughties continue to influence pop culture in 2022 — with the latest re-emergence, square-shaped nails.

Are acrylics Still in Style 2022? ›

And in 2022, an old classic — acrylics — are back and better than ever. LIKE FRESHLY WASHED HAIR, a little nail TLC does wonders for the mood. You can almost take on the world — or at least, seize the day — with a French manicure or some red polish.

Is French manicure out of style 2022? ›

If you thought the French manicure was over, well, think again. Although the French manicure never really left, colorful remixes on the traditional art, which some are calling the American manicure, will still be going strong in 2022.

What is the latest trend in nail art? ›

If you're looking for the shade of-the-moment, many artists are gravitating towards art with tones of blue. "2022 is all about 50 shades of blues," says nail artist Queenie Nguyen, who recently constructed this negative-space design with a cobalt blue OPI polish. It's both calming and refreshing at the same time.

Which nail shape is more attractive? ›

Almond shaped nails tend to suit everyone. If you have short palms and short fingers. it's best to opt for rounded oval and almond shapes. For longer palms and fingers, consider dramatic stiletto or coffin (or ballerina) shaped styles.

What shape nails are classy? ›

Nail Shape: Oval (U Shaped Nail)

Overview: feminine, classy, classic.

What is the most popular nail shape right now? ›

Round. Round nails are the most common nail shape when it comes to manicures.

What nail color is in for spring 2022? ›

Green Apple. No matter how you slice it, green is *the* color of spring 2022, and this bright shade screams warm weather. When you roll up with this bright, fun color on your nails, you're bound to get a few stares—the good kind.

What nails are in fashion? ›

Trust us—these are the nail trends to know.
  • Fresh Neutrals. No, this isn't particularly ground-breaking news, but just know that polished neutrals aren't going anywhere next year. ...
  • Alternative French. ...
  • Micro Mani. ...
  • Expensive Blue. ...
  • Animal Print. ...
  • Bright and Bold.
14 Aug 2022

Are white nails still in style 2022? ›

Creamy Off-White

White nails have always been a favorite of mine, but this year the trendiest way to wear white is in creamy, slightly off-white shades.

Is ombre nails still in style 2022? ›

Ombré nails are still super trendy in 2022, and summertime is the perfect season to break out the ombré nail trend! This nail style is perfect for any occasion, whether you're headed to the beach or a backyard barbecue. For a chic summer ombré look, try pairing light pink nails with a dark pink ombré.

What nail colors are in for summer 2022? ›

In summer 2022, light, neutral colors are on the back burner in favor of brighter, lighter hues in every color of the rainbow. Pink, red, green, blue, orange—you'll find yourself having a hard time choosing.

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