NAIL TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2022
9th Jun 2022
Every year, we love seeing what the predicted nail trends are for the upcoming summer – there's something about summer nails which just makes us so happy! Have you seen any emerging nail trends for the summer yet? If not, we’re here to take you through some of the top five trends which we can expect to see everywhere as it gets warmer.
1) Alternative French Tip
Whilst the traditional white French manicure continues to be a timeless classic, interest in the alternative French manicure is rising. This trend refers to using the classic French manicure design as inspiration but getting more creative with the tip design. For example, using a bright colour or outlined shape on the tips.
Credit: Kenley Lapiner via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate this look: Light Elegance P+ Gel Polishes in White Swimsuit, Peek a Blue and Blue Skies Ahead.
Credit: Kitty & B via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate this look: CND™ Shellac™ gel colours in Tutti Frutti, Crisp Green and Gypsy.
2) Upside Down French Manicure
Next up we have another trend which takes inspiration from the classic French. However, with the tips simply repositioned to the bottom of the nail instead - who knew that changing something so simple would look so effective?
Credit: Llli Marleen via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate this look: Light Elegance P+ Gel Polishes in White Swimsuit and Your Churn.
Credit: Trucchi.tv via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate this look: Light Elegance P+ Gel Polishes in Coral Cottage, Ocean Avenue and Sea Jelly.
3) Pastel Nails
Another popular nail trend for summer 2022 is pastel nails. Due to the popularity of modern French manicures, we can expect to see lots of pastel French manicures but also plain and simple pastel nails too.
Credit: Lilian Pacce via Pinterest & Your Classy Look via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate these looks: CND™ Shellac™ gel colours in Creekside, Cake Pop, Gummi, Magical Topiary and Jellied.
4) Hot Pink Nails
Nothing says summer like hot pink nails – a bright and bold colour which looks great against a suntan, may we add! This eye-catching colour is set to be popular throughout summer 2022 and it’s easy to see why. Here’s some inspiration for hot pink nails this summer...
Credit: Itakeyou Wedding via Pinterest & Fab Mood Inspiration via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate these looks: CND™ Shellac™ in Tutti Frutti and Hot Pop Pink, and Light Elegance P+ Gel Polish in Smitten and True Love.
5) Chrome Nails
Chrome nail designs are also expected to be everywhere this summer. These sorts of nail designs are versatile as any colour can technically be converted to a chrome-look effect. We love the glossy appearance of the below designs!
Credit: TheTrendSpotter via Pinterest & Kirsten Monaghan via Pinterest
Products needed to recreate these looks: CND™ Shellac™ Silver Chrome or you can apply any gel colour of your choice, then apply a CND™ Over The Top Effect powder to achieve the chrome look.
Don’t forget to tag us in your summer nail selfies using @sweetsquared.nails on Instagram!