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5 Latest Nail Designs You Need To Try This Season

Nail designs and art are one of the best ways to express yourself in style. With so many patterns, colors, and designs out there, the only limit with nail art is the size of your canvas! With each passing season, we witness a kaleidoscope of innovative nail trends. Taking a look at new and trending looks is a great way to get inspo for the next time you get your nails done. There are a ton of trends to sift through, but we’ve managed to curate a list of trendy nail ideas, 2023 edition!

Whether you’re a nail art enthusiast or a beginner, we’ve got something for everyone. Get ready to elevate your style and step up your manicure game with the five latest nail designs you absolutely need to try this season.

1. Natural Nails

Natural Nails

Fashion trends such as quiet luxury and the “no makeup” makeup looks have inspired people to adopt more natural nail styles. Adopting nude colors and short nail designs allows for a softer, subtle effect on the eye. Natural doesn’t have to mean boring, though. There are a plethora of ways to try out the natural nail trend. You also don’t have to stick to your own skin color to adopt a more subdued look. Experiment with nail polish colors such as Maude, pink, coffee, and other nudes. 

If you’re looking for something classic, French manicures are a great way to have natural but stylish nails. They can be done with regular nail polish, gel nail designs, and acrylic. There are other manicure designs to choose from, too. An American manicure is an even softer version of the French manicure with nude tones for the base and an off-white tip. This makes for a more seamless transition from the base to tip. 

2. Acrylic Nail Designs 

Acrylic nail designs

Acrylic nails have become a hot trend for a while now, and it’s no secret why. Their main appeal is their ability to withstand wear and tear. If you have brittle or weak nails, acrylics provide an extra layer of protection. They last for weeks without chipping, making them ideal for the outdoors in the summer and spring. Acrylic nails are customizable for any occasion, whether you crave vibrant colors or intricate designs. 

This makes them a perfect choice for those who love to experiment with their look. They’re often shaped and extended to create stunning nail art. If you love long nail designs, using acrylics is the way to go.

Getting acrylic nails usually requires the help of a nail technician at a salon, but they can also be done at home! Use an at-home acrylic nail kit to do your own acrylic nails at a fraction of the price. 

3. Mermaid Manicure

Latest nail designs

Something about mermaids and the oceans really captures our imaginations. During the summer or hot months, all we want is be as effortlessly enchanting as a siren. For the perfect summer look, channel your inner sea goddess and embrace pearls, soft seafoam, and iridescent colors.

The perfect mermaid look starts with the colors. Choose two or three iridescent nail colors in aquatic hues like blues, greens, and purples. Next, add shimmering nail polish on top for an ethereal glow. Using a dotting tool or stencil, you could also create scale-like patterns on your nails.

There are even more ways to get creative with this style. Attach rhinestones, glitter or pearls for extra glamour. Some nail artists have even made seashell nail patterns to accent the look. 

4. Mismatched Nails

Mismatched nail designs

Having trouble finding just one style or color to stick with? Use them all by mixing and matching! Using different designs on your hands introduces fun and spontaneity to any look. Experiment by swapping around different designs and colors to see which ones complement one another. 

To avoid having to repaint your nails over and over, we recommend trying out mismatched press-on nails. This is a fun (and cheap) way to test out a ton of unique nail styles!


5. Cute Stickers 

Stickers for nail designs

Stickers make everything better, and they add an adorable flair to nail art designs. They can be added on top of patterns or paired with simple colored nails. There are lots of different types of nail stickers for each style. Small, intricate decals are great for accenting a look with little details. Stickers with loud graphics also add a bit of pop to your nail designs! Use them as sparingly or as much as you like. 

Before applying your decals, make sure your nails are prepped and clean. You’ll want to use a pair of tweezers to apply them, as it requires a bit of precision. Seal your nail art stickers to your nails with a top coat, and you should be good to go once it tries! 

For all the latest and trendiest nail styles, browse NinthAvenue’s catalogue of nail products and tools! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog to learn more about all things beauty. 

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