As we look back over the past year, we have seen how many nail trends have been born or revived. Some were celebrity credits (I’m looking at you, Hailey Bieber), other trends were based on TV shows, and some looks were classics having their comeback moment.
We looked at them The 10 most popular nail trend-related Google searches of 2022 to share with you. Did your customers ask for it? Maybe it gives a glimpse of what’s trending in 2023, or maybe just gives you some nostalgia for earlier in the year. Anyway, these popular nail trends have definitely defined the nail industry this year.
Hailey Bieber nails
Now we know for sure that this was the biggest nail trend of 2022. Celebrity Nail Technician Zola Ganzorigt (@nailsbyzola) broke the internet when she created these simple, elegant “glazed donut” nails on Hailey Bieber for the Met Gala OPI. Suddenly they were everywhere and pearl chrome powder was sold out for months.
Red Nail Theory
Did you know that straight men tend to be attracted to women who wear red? And the same goes for red nails of any shade. It’s a research-backed psychological phenomenon that the TikTok community got very excited about this year.
These are closely related to the glazed donut trend, but without the chrome. The look features a translucent milky-white polish for a beautiful manicure for any occasion. As a simple, versatile look, it’s no wonder it’s been so popular this year.
Lunulas really became a star this year. The half moon trend is when the cuticle area of the nail is a different color than the rest or just plain bare. The design resembles a crescent moon, mimicking the shape of the lunula in a natural nail. It opens the door to so many possibilities and color combinations.
Chrome is always popular, but this year it enjoyed extra popularity, most likely due to Hailey’s glazed donuts. But chrome comes in so many more colors than the white pearl that became famous this year. The pretty powder is so accessible and easy to apply that anyone can have gorgeous metallic nails.
Pink coffin nails
Pink coffins are a classic villain. Barbiecore was huge last summer after leaked footage of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling filming the upcoming one Barbie Movie. The Barbie vibes of the pink coffin nail complement the trend perfectly, but it’s also a year-round must-have for many.
euphoria was one of the most popular shows of 2022, with the second season airing earlier in the year. Some of the iconic details on the show included the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind nail designs. Enthusiasts everywhere took the opportunity to recreate the show’s best nailing moments.
Chocolate Glazed Donut Nails
Hailey strikes again. Another version of the glazed donut nails, the chocolate version is finished with your choice of brown lacquer base. Not quite as pretty as the original version for us, but iterations are how great new ideas are born.
Mardi Gras Nails
The biggest celebration in New Orleans makes for some great nail designs. Purple, yellow and green come together in festive designs for the lively holiday season.
Pink french tip nails
Pink is the new white for French lace. Today, French tips come in a variety of colors and designs, but pink is certainly one of the most popular options. Villains and barbiecore enthusiasts agree.
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