8 Nail Art Trends That Are Going To Be Everywhere In 2023

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From Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut finish to TikTok’s red nail theory, 2022 had a lot of viral nail moments. This year is all set to build up on the success of the past, with fresh new takes on tried and tested methods. From french nails getting a micro makeover and velvet nails teaming up with Bieber’s semi-sheer glow, to airbrushed aura manicures taking up Wednesday Addams’ colour palette—here are 8 nail art trends that are going to be everywhere in the new year.

Nail Art Trends For 2023

1. Micro French


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According to ‘Micro Makeover’, Pinterest’s beauty prediction for 2023, “After years of coffin nails and almond-shaped extensions, people are realizing that nails don’t have to be long to make a serious statement.” Enter micro french nails, a modern take on the classic that’s perfect for short nails. The neutral base topped with a barely-there stroke of colour along the edges makes for a perfect ‘less is more’ look.

2. Glazed Velvet Nails


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Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails were one of the biggest nail trends of 2022. Going into the new year, expect to see variations of the sheen including a combination of the semi-sheer glow with a velvety texture.

3. Molten Metal

Move over butterfly motifs and bubble hearts of the early aughts, 2023 is going to see the resurgence of Y2k grunge. Get ready to dip your claws in liquid-y chrome in a range of designs including drip effects and abstract textures.

4. Barbie


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Barbiecore is all set to reach new heights with the release of Barbie in July 2023. Whether it’s french tips or glitter polish, expect to see a lot of pink nails this year.

6. Accent Jewels

From rhinestones to nail piercings, tasteful bling is in. Opt for a nude base with statement stones in different shapes and sizes, diamond-studded cuffs or pierced tips with hanging jewels and make the whole room shimmer.

7. 3D Textures

Whether it’s transparent droplets to mimic a wet look, a satin fabric texture with a chrome finish or raised designs representing a knit sweater—3D effects of all kinds are going to be big in 2023.

8. Airbrushed Moods

The summer of 2022 saw the rise of the aura trend featuring airbrushed designs in the brightest of hues. The trend continues this year but with a more muted approach and moodier energy—think sage green, chocolate brows, deep blues and dusty greys.

- Digital Writer


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