Nail Trends To Level Up Your Manicure in 2022

The nail trends of the present and future are all about color and mixing and matching, reinventing the classic French manicure, and adorning nails with designs—sometimes minimalistic and other times intricate and elaborate.

Whether you’re a maximalist or a minimalist at heart, there are infinite nail art choices and color combinations for you to gussy up your nails.

Many nail artists opt for two-tone abstract nail art made of swirls, semi-circles and geometric and organic shapes. These groovy abstract spirals and swirls are a nod and a wink to the influential 60s and 70s. Reimagining bygone trends in a new and vibrant way has been a growing pattern we’ve seen in the last 10 years in every aspect of the beauty, design and fashion industry.

From neon atomic greens and pinks to moody mauves and blacks, innovative nail artists have sent waves of inspiration to every salon around the world, elevating the nail industry.

Pop culture has been a major influence in the beauty world. The coming-of-age TV show Euphoria mesmerized Gex X and Millennials across the nation with its avant-garde makeup, hairstyles and manicures, not to mention the edgy, provocative storyline. It’s undeniable that Euphoria has significantly influenced the beauty of aficionados with its celestial-inspired designs and bold color palette.

Some essential tools that nail artists use include:

  • Pro nail art fine striper brush
  • Cuticle exfoliator
  • Sable brush
  • Cuticle oil
  • File nail clippers
  • Nail cleanser
  • Array of nail polish colors
  • High-quality topcoat

The French Manicure

Gone are the days of the classic white and clear coveted french manicures. These days, nail artists are serving colorful French manicures worth the double-take.

For a modern twist, pair monochromatic and complementary colors together. For spring and summer-inspired tips, request a rainbow-colored French manicure—every nail tip is adorned with a different color.

Texture and Color

Adding texture and color can make for an interesting aesthetic. Alternate styles on your nail with every other nail painted with a solid polish and the remaining nails festooned with texture and design.

Galaxy decals and glitter polish will add an extraterrestrial touch and texture.

Nudes and Neutrals

Select a nude polish from cuticles over the nail plate to the tips for a more demure, understated look if you like the idea of abstract and organic flourishes on your nails but favor a neutral palette over the bolder and louder neons, pair browns, burgundies, mauves and pale pinks.

Your nail color can say a lot about your personality and favorite colors. If you’re always drawn to pinks and mauves, a neutral palette will feel satisfying and can still look snazzy with a bit of nail art detail.

If your style and mood is a little mercurial and you’re the type who loves bright blue nail polish, changing it up with a neutral palette may feel new and refreshing.

Seasonal Nail Art

Seasonal nail art can be fun and expresses your enthusiasm for the new season. If you’re ready to spring into warm weather and the smell of jasmine, add floral embellishments to your nails. If you are a die-hard fan of the spooky season in October, ask your nail artist to run wild with Halloween-inspired designs.

Whether you choose faux nails or decorate your own, maintaining nail health is essential. Treat your hand to a mini spa treatment. After all, your new attention-grabbing manicure will put the focus on your hands, so make sure they are exfoliated and fully moisturized.

Do you love doing your nails and everyone else’s? If you have a knack for nail art and are curious about our nail tech program, listen to some of our nail technicians’ testimonials.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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