Celebrity Nail Techs Are Calling This Trend the Next Big Thing

We've seen a number of nail trends this year. From nail art to blue nails and the micro nail trends that are starting to trickle in as we enter a new season, we've always got our eyes out for the next biggest nail trend.

As a beauty editor, I keep tabs on the best nail salons and nail technicians to see what trends might be the next big thing. We all saw how Hailey Bieber's shimmering "glazed donut" manicure went viral on Instagram and TikTok, and while the trend is still going strong, I'm already anticipating the next nail trends that we'll all be running to our local salons to book in for. After scrolling for a while, there is one trend that I'm starting to see everywhere. I can bet that it is set to make a huge comeback.

The trend? Pink ombré nails. It might not be the boldest or newest of nail techniques, but I'm consistently seeing this look trickle into my Instagram and TikTok feeds—and there are almost 10K searches for pink ombré nails on the internet each month in the UK alone. Meaning "shaded" in French, ombré nails combine two or more colours that are seamlessly blended together. However, it's pink ombré nails that are taking centre stage. The resurgence is perhaps down to the fact that they're so wearable on all skin tones and nail shapes. They're subtle enough for all occasions, yet they add an element on interest—it's another step up from the milky "clean girl" nails we have been seeing lately. And it goes without saying that they make an excellent wedding-day nail look.

Ahead, I've saved the best pink ombré nails I've found while scrolling. You'll want to book in for a manicure stat. 

The 13 Best Pink Ombré Nails 

1. Almond-Shaped Pink Ombré Nails


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Long, almond-shaped nails are a classic shape to showcase a pink ombré manicure.

2. "Glazed Donut" Ombré Nails


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Combine two trends in one with the "glazed donut" ombré manicure.

3. Rose-Quartz Ombré Nails


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Pink and white swirled together are a chic take on the pink ombré trend.

4. Ombré French-Tip Nails


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Take a twist on the traditional French manicure by opting for an ombré fade between the two colours.

5. Bright-Pink Ombré Nails


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Who says pink ombré nails have to be subtle? We love this fuchsia-and-peachy-pink fade.

6. Pink-and-Purple Shimmer Ombré Nails


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How pretty is this shimmer-topped pink-and-purple ombré?

7. Peach Ombré Nails


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If you love a bright nail look, try incorporating an accent colour. We love this pink-and-peach combination.

8. Classic Pink Ombré Nails


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A sheer wash of blush pink blended at the tips of the nails looks so pretty.

9. Pink Glitter Ombré Nails


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These have party season written all over them.

10. Milky Pink Ombré Nails


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For a more milky finish, choose two opaque shades to blend together.

11. Neutral Ombré Nails 


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Choose a pink base and blend with a neutral hue that matches your skin tone.

12. Matte Velvet Pink Ombré Nails


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Velvet nails look so chic, and we love this horizontal ombré for a twist on the trend.

13. Tonal Pink Ombré Nails


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Another take on the ombré trend is to paint a different hue on each nail, creating a gradient effect.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.