Whether you're a regular customer at the nail salon or prefer an at-home mani, there are some new rules you should really be across. We're talking reverse French tips and skincare routines for your cuticles - yep, really.
So as we head into the cooler months, here are 5 newsworthy nail trends to know about.
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Rule #1: Nail care is just as important as skincare.
If you get your nails done regularly, you'll know that fresh-from-the-salon mani comes with an unfortunate downside.
Whilst Shellac, SNS and acrylic nails look amazing, the process of getting them done and getting them removed can cause potential damage to your natural nails underneath.
In 2022, there's been a real shift from nails that just look good to nails that are healthy too. And it makes total sense.
Just like with makeup and skincare, makeup is always going to look better if your is skin is cared for. The same applies with nails - the better taken care of underneath, the better they will look and wear on top.
According to Beauty Independent, beauty brands are releasing nail products including serums, oils and creams zeroing in on ingredients familiar in skincare products such as peptides, ceramides and hyaluronic acid to try to encourage consumers to think of nail care like they would skincare.
But it doesn't have to be a whole regime if you don't want it to be (one skincare routine might be enough work). Consider painting your nails with a nail strengthener on the weeks you can forgo a mani.
Rule #2: Long nails are done for.
In an interview on Mamamia's fashion podcast, What Are You Wearing?, costume designer for And Just Like That..., Molly Rogers, said long nails are a trend she's ready to see the back of.