The Nail Files: Introducing the Newest Nail Trends of the Season
The Nail Files: Introducing the Newest Nail Trends of the Season

The Nail Files: Introducing the Newest Nail Trends of the Season

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It’s an exciting year for the nail department. Here, we explore all the celebrity-approved designs that are taking over the beauty sphere online and in real life

A new season marks a new series of nail designs to fawn over. In recent times, manicure choices have encompassed a penchant for classics. Artful flicks of ballet pinks and milky nails are slowly taking over the beauty department while fall favorites meet their seasonal interpretations with influential personalities like Dua Lipa and Kylie Verzosa integrating an eye-catching twist to the design. The return of patent leather and chocolate glazed donut nails can’t go unnoticed either, which indicates that lacquer formats show no signs of slowing down. 

It’s an exciting time to experiment with different nail designs, and as luck would have it, the nail department is never short of options to explore. Here, we delve into some of the standout manicures taking over the beauty sphere. 

Ballet pink nails 

Photo Credit: @nicolaannepeltzbeckham (via Instagram)

Ballet pink nails are poised to be the biggest nail trend of the year. As the name suggests, the look incorporates a blush signature that carries over a soft but deliberate feel. It is easily accomplished with the right shade of pink and can be modified to complement any design preference. Here, Nicola Beckham kept it minimal with a coat of sheer pink polish.

Milky nails

Photo Credit: @iamhearte (via Instagram)

Characterized by an opaque and sheer white hue with a glossy finish, the milky nail adds the right amount of polished accent to any look. It’s also a favorite choice for celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Nadine Lustre. To replicate the creamy nail design at home, apply a couple of coats of a light polish of your choice followed by a coat of shimmer gel polish. 

Vampire nails

Photo Credit: @kylieverzosa (via Instagram)

It appears that the vampire beauty aesthetic is now translated into nail designs. Like the lip iteration, color combination plays an important role in achieving the look. It dictates the mood and the overall appeal of the manicure. As seen on Kylie Verzosa, a palette of black and rouge renders a sexy, sultry, dark feminine appeal.

Patent leather nails

Photo Credit: @rinasonline (via Instagram)

Patent leather nails are now etched as the new classics for the fall season and beyond. As mentioned, the look features high-volume, rich deep hues with a glossy, patent leather finish for a mirror-like shine that can be achieved with the right choice of the right formula. It’s an effortless way to make a statement with a wearable hue. Add a more personal touch by opting for a color that feels more true to you. 

Chocolate glazed donut nails 

Photo Credit: @sarahlahbati (via Instagram)

Google’s top beauty trend of 2022 is carried over to the new season. Popularized by Rhode founder Hailey Bieber, the look denotes a delicious pairing of a rich brown polish and a pearlescent finish. It is often achieved by using a rubbing chrome powder and can even be done in different hues of white, blush, or mint green. In other beauty news, Sarah Lahbati also donned the trend in her latest photoshoot for Fendi. 

Airbrush aura nails 

Photo Credit: @elinails.co (via Instagram)

Another noteworthy entry from celebrity-approved nail artist Elinails is the fresh iteration of aura nails. Here, they incorporated a melange of colors in a freeform design and metallic detailing for Allison Laude. The look is mostly accomplished with the use of an airbrush technique to blend the hues seamlessly and to create that signature aura look.

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