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The 9 Biggest, Best Nail Trends of 2022
It's all about the Hailey Bieber nail.
Of all the beauty trends, nails are arguably the most fun to play with. And 2022 is proving to be no exception: From 2000s-era nail art to Pantone-approved nail polish, it’s been one well-manicured year—and there are still months to go. If you're still looking for new nail ideas to try, we rounded up the best of the best. And because we're always looking out for you, we’re shopping out some products to help get the looks right away.
You've heard of glazed donut skin—but what about glazed donut nails? Hailey Bieber has been wearing the shimmery, sheer, overall delicious-looking mani as of late, as she did here at the Met Gala.
Bieber's nail artist Zola Ganzorigt broke down how she created the look on Instagram, including several OPI gel polishes and this mirror-shine powder.
For the Barbie-est of Barbie looks, go for a classic pink—and don't skimp on the sparkle.
A polish set like this one from Olive & June is a good way to experiment with complementary polishes.
This polish from Sally Hansen is a near-perfect match for the of-the-moment shade.
Since the pandemic, nail stickers, press-ons, and wraps have boomed—and the category is only growing. Even celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik (who works with Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez) has a line, pictured here.
These swirled nail wraps are the perfect mix of minimalist and whimsical, and they take just a few minutes to apply.
Machine Gun Kelly—who launched his own nail polish line, UN/DN, in 2021—has recently been coordinating nail looks with fiancée Megan Fox (to whom he is chained, here) and his daughter Casie. Expect to see more twinning tips, especially as male celebs continue to embrace the mani.
Harry Styles’ new beauty line, Pleasing, contains a quartet of nail polishes including a pearly white, black, pink, and iridescent top coat. And yes, girlfriend Olivia Wilde has been known to wear the brand's goods.
Hunter green is both unexpected and understated, and can usually pass as a "fun" color in professional environments.
From butterflies to gummy bears, these fun little nail stickers have everything and require exactly zero effort.