The nail industry moves incredibly quickly, and when you’re busy running a nail salon or a mobile nail tech business, it can be challenging to stay on top of the latest trends in nail design and the most recent product launches.

If you want to help your clients nail (excuse the pun!) this year’s most prominent nail colour and nail art trends, our guide has you covered!

Here, we’ll also share some of the most sought-after professional nail products that will change the game for nail technicians in 2024 and beyond.

Let’s get into it… 💅🏻

The Top 5 Nail Trends Every Nail Tech NEEDS To Know for 2024


  1. Chrome Effect.
  2. Y2K Nails.
  3. Coquette Nails.
  4. Aura Nails.
  5. Oyster Nails.

Trend 1: Chrome Effect Nails 📀

We can’t get enough of the mesmerising metallic allure of chrome effect nails. With a mirror-like finish, these nails are perfect for clients looking to make a statement.

The chrome effect can be added as a topcoat or topping powder and is also available in a spectrum of shades, allowing nail technicians to experiment with their creativity. Whether your client is opting for a subtle shimmer or a dazzling mirror shine, chrome nails will become one of the go-to choices for 2024.

Trend 2: Y2K Nails 💕

It probably comes as no surprise that Y2K-style nails are set to remain a prominent trend throughout 2024. Stemming from the resurgence of 2000s fashion, the beauty and nail industries have also embraced this nostalgic wave, and we are here for it!

Characterised by glittery, jelly and metallic textures, bold embellishments, and intricate 3D details, Y2K-inspired nail art is a vibrant and nostalgic movement that we know your clients will enjoy bringing it back to the ‘old skool’ in 2024 and beyond.

Trend 3: Coquette Nails 🎀

The influence of coquette fashion, marked by bows and pearls, has seamlessly transitioned into the beauty scene, and we’re seeing a surge in the popularity of bows as a major nail trend in 2024, particularly when created in 3D and chrome styles.

This coquette trend emphasises intricate details, spotlighting 3D nail art and pearly embellishments and putting the spotlight onto shades such as baby pinks and dark reds.

Trend 4: Aura Nails 🔮

Having gained immense popularity on TikTok, Aura Nails is a nod towards the ever-popular ‘celestial’ aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from energy fields and all-things-good-vibes, Aura Nails feature gradient designs and ombre effects with the colour selections often chosen to mirror your client’s mood.

The journey to achieving this gorgeous galactic look has evolved further with the introduction of mood-changing polishes and 3d nail stickers. We can’t wait to see this trend grow!

Trend 5: Oyster Nails 🦪🧜🏻‍♀️

“Dewy” has transcended beyond skin and hair, and it’s now making its mark on nails. Think shimmery, duo-chrome sheer shades boasting ultra-glossy finishes reminiscent of oyster shells or mother of pearl.

This trend serves as a 2024 upgrade to the glazed doughnut nail craze from 2023 and is now infused with extra sparkle. Achieve the look by layering milky-white or light-pink nail colours with a sheer, shimmery top coat.

Achieve the 2024 nail trends with Professional Nail Supplies from Salons Direct…

Glossify Clear Naturabuild HEMA Free Builder Gel 

Glossify Clear Naturabuild HEMA Free Builder Ge



The Glossify Naturabuild Builder Gels are a range of strong base gels that can be used to increase the natural nail’s ability to grow. This Naturabuild range is also HEMA-free, meaning you can offer your nail services to clients who normally suffer from allergies.

Key Features

  • There is no need for a primer or base gel.
  • Its strength allows for a short/ medium extension over a tip.
  • Vegan.
  • Cruelty-Free.

Discover Everything you need to know about Glossify Natura-build.


Glitterbels Hema Free Builder-Bel Gel

Glitterbels Hema Free Builder-Bel Gel



The Glitterbels Hema Free Builder-Bel Gel is also a HEMA-free formula that is easy to apply directly from the bottle. It improves nail strength and flexibility and can create short extensions and stunning natural nails that last.

Key Features:

  • Hema Free.
  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free.
  • Compatible with soak-off gels and hard gels.
  • Can be used with or without a bonding agent.
  • Can be used to extend the nail with a form or plastic tip.
  • Files off easily.
  • Fixes damaged nails.

Related: What is Glitterbels HEMA-Free polish?


Willow Purple Rain(ge) E Files




The Willow Purple range has a two-tone purple and bronze appearance, which protects the file bits from oxidisation. This means they last twice as long as regular Efile Bits – They also look pretty cool, don’t you think?

This kit is made up of 5 pieces…

  • 1 x The Purple Willow.
  • 1 x The Green Smoothie.
  • 1 x The Blue-Bell Bit.
  • 1 x The Penultimate Bit.
  • 1 x The Wee Bit.

All drill bits are also available to purchase separately. 

OPI Repair Mode





The OPI Repair Mode is a bond-building nail serum featuring Patented Ulti-Plex Technology that repairs nail keratin structure by penetrating the nail’s surface to build new bonds inside the natural nail.

Key Features:

  • See improvements after the first application.
  • Makes nails smoother and stronger.


Learn more here: Introducing the first-ever bond-building nail serum of OPI.


Which is your favourite nail trend for 2024?

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