Of all the beauty trends, nails are arguably the most fun to play with. And 2022 is proving to be no exception: From 2000s-era nail art to Pantone-approved nail polish, it’s been one well-manicured year—and there are still months to go. If you’re still looking for new nail ideas to try, we rounded up the best of the best. And because we’re always looking out for you, we’re shopping out some products to help get the looks right away.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
You’ve heard of glazed donut skin—but what about glazed donut nails? Hailey Bieber has been wearing the shimmery, sheer, overall delicious-looking mani as of late, as she did here at the Met Gala.
Bieber’s nail artist Zola Ganzorigt broke down how she created the look on Instagram, including several OPI gel polishes and this mirror-shine powder.
It’s a Barbie World, and we’re just living in it. As photos from the upcoming Barbie film take the internet by storm, fans are already getting in on “Barbiecore” with nostalgia-inspired pink nails.
For the Barbie-est of Barbie looks, go for a classic pink—and don’t skimp on the sparkle.
From hoops to chunky jewels, nail art is popping off—literally. It may not be the most practical trend of 2022, but it sure makes a statement.
Wearing different looks on each nail is having a major moment, whether it’s different polishes, French mani colors, or full-on nail art.
A polish set like this one from Olive & June is a good way to experiment with complementary polishes.
When Pantone announced its 2022 color of the year, a dreamy blue-toned periwinkle, it was instantly evident that it would be the It nail colour.
This polish from Sally Hansen is a near-perfect match for the of-the-moment shade.
Since the pandemic, nail stickers, press-ons, and wraps have boomed—and the category is only growing. Even celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik (who works with Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez) has a line, pictured here.
Machine Gun Kelly—who launched his own nail polish line, UN/DN, in 2021—has recently been coordinating nail looks with fiancée Megan Fox (to whom he is chained, here) and his daughter Casie. Expect to see more twinning tips, especially as male celebs continue to embrace the mani.
Harry Styles’ new beauty line, Pleasing, contains a quartet of nail polishes including a pearly white, black, pink, and iridescent top coat. And yes, girlfriend Olivia Wilde has been known to wear the brand’s goods.
Another way to try the trend? Mommy-and-me manicures, à la Kourtney Kardashian and daughter Penelope Disick.
Another colour going strong this year? Verdant, refreshing green.
Hunter green is both unexpected and understated, and can usually pass as a “fun” colour in professional environments.
As the 2000s resurgence carries on, so too does the return nail nostalgia. Flowers, smiley faces, mushrooms—if it would have been on a T-shirt at Gadzooks circa the new millennium, you can find it on your nails.
When it comes to this trend, the brighter the colours, the better. Go neon for an even more of-the-moment take.
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