The best part of diving into a new year is that it's time to start doing trend predictions. I love beginning a year by learning which trends will be massive in all things beauty. From what I can tell, 2023 is going to be a fantastic year for beauty trends.
I caught up with celebrity nail artist Elle Gerstein, whose star-studded clients include Lindsay Lohan, Blake Lively, and Mariah Carey. She let me know the nail trends she thinks are going to be big in 2023. Spoiler alert: The year ahead will be full of interesting nail colors, fun textures, and customizable manicures. Keep reading for the best nail trends of 2023.
Gerstein explains that this shade will be trending because it makes nails look "expensive." "A clean look that emphasizes model-esque, natural, beautiful hands," she says. "This will be trending because everyone wants to spend their money wisely and have it show that they do."
"This is when multiple textures are encased in separate layers to create dimension," says Gerstein. "Mattes and shiny options in polish and gel make it easy to achieve the layered texture look for DIYs."
Velvet nails are achieved by using a magnet over sparkly nail polish to create a velvet-like finish. "I like this trend because it's really expressing movement—we're not one dimensional anymore," says Gerstein. "We're going to amplify it by adding stones, foil, and textured glitters to add the extra dimension on top of the velvet."
"You can do whatever you want," says Gerstein. It's customizable, whether you want to make a statement with a word, your name, initials, or a nod to your loved one (like I did on Lindsay Lohan), that's what makes this trend so cool."