Please Hold—I'm Booking a Mani Appointment After Discovering 2022's Nail Trends

For me, there are fewer things that bring me more joy than a fresh manicure. I can't remember the last time I didn't have my nails done, to be perfectly honest with you. I keep them painted at all times. For a long time, I only painted my nails one shade: OPI Big Apple Redwhich you can never go wrong with and should probably have on hand for whenever you need a good nail color in a pinch, TBH.

I love a classic red nail more than anyone, but I've began embracing the trends. In 2022, nail trends are going to be incredible. Think tons of glitter, almond-shaped nails, the next iteration of the modern French manicure, and lots of color play. I spoke with celebrity manicurists for the lowdown on all of 2022's hottest nail trends, so that you can get a head start before everyone else. Keep scrolling to find out 2022's best nail trends and the best products to use to recreate them for yourself.

Glitter Accents

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@paragonnails

"It's all about glitter mixes that have different-sized glitters and different colors that won't bleed but will show through, such as a navy blue glitter with a copper. It's also about having different particle sizes and effects in the glitter. For example, one will give a shine, one will have a glass effect. This creates texture, dimension, and light with the designs."—Celebrity nail artist Elle

Multicolored nails

"One of my favorite trends for spring [that] I have been seeing everywhere is different-colored nail polish on each nail. It's so unique plus easy to create and fun to wear."—Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann

Almond-Shaped Nails

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@nails_of_la

"I think the almond nail will continue being the shape of choice for a longer nail. I do think longer nails are on the comeback. I love it because it means more real estate to design on!"—Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees of Color Street

Periwinkle

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@imarninails

"With the new Pantone Color of 2022 just announced, Very Peri, I'm really excited about the periwinkle trend."Lippmann

Modern French Manicures

"Variations of French manicures [like] chromes and glitters. These are simple, but elegant with a twist! People have been experimenting with this manicure for years but are really starting to have so much more fun with the trend."—Kyees

Hydrated Hands

"Pristine cuticle care, which means a regular application of a cuticle oil to keep the strength and flexibility in the nail and a cream to ensure the growth of strong, healthy nails."—Elle