Whether it’s a circle back to a by-gone era, or inspiration taken from the Pantone colour of the year, nail trends are ever-evolving. As the nail industry innovates and moves on quickly, we understand that it can be a challenge to stay on top of the latest trends in nail design as well as the most recent product launches.

If you are looking to help your clients nail this year’s biggest nail colour and nail art trends, this handy guide has you covered! We’re sharing the top nail trends every nail tech needs to know about for the year ahead.

The Top Nail Trends Every Nail Tech NEEDS To Know

  • Mix & match
  • Nail Stickers & Glitter
  • Wave Designs
  • Metallics
  • French Manicures

Nail Trend: Mix & Match

A key nail trend is to mix and match nail colours with different colour combinations. Client’s no longer need to choose just one nail polish for their manicure or pedicure; After all, why wear one colour when you can wear ten? As the seasons come and go, client’s will be opting for delicate pastels and bright and bold hues for SS22 before choosing more earthy ombre colours, and fun party glitter polishes for AW22. 

Nail the trend with Glitterbels

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At Salons Direct we stock a fantastic range of Glitterbels Gel Polish, highly pigmented and smooth to apply with hundreds of amazing colours to choose from The vegan gel polishes can be applied as a 2 or 3 step system, which cures in 30/60 seconds under an LED lamp or 2 minutes under UV lamp.

What is Glitterbels Hema-free gel nail polish?

Nail the trend with Glossify Gel Polish

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Glossify specialises in acrylic and gel nail products, along with professional salon nail equipment. Glossify is vegan-friendly allowing nail technicians to become more inclusive in their treatment offerings. 

Nail Trend: Nail Stickers & Glitter

What goes around really does come back around. Nail stickers and glitter nail polish give us all the nostalgic vibes with a nod to the late ’90s. Get creative with printed stickers and foils for a fun, playful manicure. Glitter nail polish need not be reserved for the party season; your clients can enjoy a subtle sparkle or a bold glitter nail all year round. 

Nail the trend with Brillbird Dual Holo GlittersBrillbird Dual Holo Glitters

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The Brillbird Dual Holo Glitters are a stunning collection of professional holographic shining glitter powders, which allow for creating endless designs that are super pigmented and vibrant.

Key features:

  • A mixture of different-sized glitter grains.
  • Bigger grains create a dominant coverage, and the smaller grains allow for filling the spaces in between for a flawless finish.
  • Various pigmented colour options are available. 


Also, check out our nail sticker range from World Of Glitter

Nail Trend: Wave Designs

Wave designs were a key nail trend in mid-2021 and show no signs of going anywhere. 60’s and 70’s psychedelic wavy nails created using both complementary and contrasting colours are still as highly sought after as they were last year.

Nail the trend with the Glossify Nail Art Set


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The Glossify Nail Art Set is the perfect set for nail technicians who are just starting their careers or professionals who need to upgrade their kit. This set provides you with all the nail tool essentials to create bespoke nails that pop of personality and precision.

Kit includes:

  • 1 x Glossify Detail Brush
  • 1 x Glossify Liner Brush
  • 1 x Glossify Round Gel Brush #6
  • 1 x Glossify Square Gel Brush #6
  • 1 x Glossify Dotting Tool
  • 1 x Glossify Striping Brush

Nail Trend: Metallics

This year rose gold, stunning silver, copper, bronze, and gorgeous gold are all right on-trend. Whether it’s a metallic nail art accent, a block colour, or metallic tips, client’s will be spoiled for choice on how to embrace this molten metal nail trend. 

 Nail the trend with Brillbird Hypnotic Gel & Lac Diamond Gel Polish


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Brillbird Hypnotic Gel & Lac Diamond Gel Polish is a soakable metallic gel polish range with perfect pigment content therefore never needing more than 2 thin coats for a long-lasting result, lasting a minimum of 2 weeks.

Nail Trend: French Manicures


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We will continue to see the year of the french manicure. We’ve seen the traditional pink and white french manicure shaken up with multicolour tips, glitter tips, and patterned tips. This year, we see this classic manicure style be mixed and matched with all of the key nail trends, including nail stickers, metallic nails and more.


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