9 Celeb Manicure Trends That Are Going to Blow Up in 2018
Jan 02, 2018
New year, new nail trends, right? Welcome 2018 with open arms and a fresh, celeb-inspired polish job. We chatted with two industry experts about which nail trends are about to blow up so you can be ahead of the game. Click through for nine manicure trends you need to know about. (Photo via Getty)
Cuticle Art: Jazz up drab digits by accessorizing your cuticles, according to celebrity manicurist Morgan McGuire, whose clients include Zendaya, Hailey Baldwin, and Jessica Biel. “This is a fun way to accessorize a look without investing in expensive jewelry,” McGuire tells us. “It can be done with polish, chains, pearls, or other materials.” Ashley Graham’s tasteful Swarovski-adorned mani had just the right amount of sparkle at the Miss Universe competition. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Nail Decals: When normal nail art just won’t cut it, celebs turn to next-level decals, according to nail artist, founder, and CEO of LACQUERBAR, Angela Prilliman. “It’s so meta and is, by far, the biggest and most Instagrammed celebrity nail trend,” she tells us. “Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, and Bella Thorne have all worn pre-made nail stickers or water transfer nail decals.” (Photo via Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty)
Rose Gold Chrome: Jada Pinkett Smith’s manicurist Chaun Legend pointed out that the star rocked her “signature” rose gold chrome mani in early December. Prilliman echos that this is a trend to watch, noting that LACQUERBAR has seen a surge in clients requesting this look. “Adding rose gold to chrome nails turns the class up a notch,” she explains. (Photo via Kristy Sparow/Getty)
Geometric Abstract: Conceptual designs are in, according to Prilliman. “Women like Janelle Monáe, Jessica Williams, and Ashley Graham have all been spotted with geometric, abstract nail art,” she says. “It’s going to be a thing; they’re too cool for it not to catch on.” (Photo via Dan MacMedan/Getty)
New Nudes: Mirroring the minimalist makeup trend, nude manis are about to have a big moment — specifically, nude-on-nude nail art. “You can do any nail art look with nudes if you want to keep it subtle yet venture out from a basic manicure,” McGuire says. “Peyton List’s negative space nude and white mani is a perfect example of this evolving trend.” (Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Matching Mani: McGuire predicts coordinated polish colors and outfits to be a burgeoning trend. “Hailey Baldwin recently stepped out in an army green dress with a deep forest green nail for an appearance on The Late Late Show,” she says. Debra Messing also sported this trend at the Emmy Awards, rocking a metallic maroon mani with a burgundy dress, while Hailee Steinfeld paired a stormy, shimmering gray hue with a sparkly dress to the VMAs. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Night Sky Nails: Adding a dazzling twist to a dark polish is the latest way to make a basic look red-carpet ready — just take it from Kerry Washington. “We’re seeing more intricate, galaxy-inspired nails,” Prilliman says. “Kerry Washington’s nails donned tiny night skies recently at the Critics' Choice Awards.” The multi-dimensional look is made with fine glitters or magnetized nail polish. (Photo via Steve Granitz/Getty)
Ballerina Pink: “The ballerina nail is all about finding the right shade for your skin tone,” says McGuire. Meghan Markle recently nailed this trend when she sported a barely there, light pink mani at her engagement announcement. The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge are known to also follow this timeless trend. (Photo via Max Mumby/Getty)
Earthy Green: Prilliman predicts that a rich, leafy color will dominate digits this year. “It’s no surprise that manicures with earthy, green hues would follow the popularity of kale smoothies, Goop-y wellness blogs, and vegan mud masks,” Prilliman says. “Tranquil olives and rich forest green polishes, seen on Bebe Rexha, are becoming more and more popular — even after Christmas.” (Photo via Paul Archuleta/Getty)
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