7 Winter Trends Celebrity Nail Artists Are Already Freaking Out Over

I'm always keeping an eye on what's trending in the nail space because I'm a major design enthusiast. Every few weeks, I sit down with my nail tech Stephanie (who is the best), and we plan out what designs we're vibing with the most for the season. We now have my nail looks on lock for the rest of 2022, but that doesn't mean I'm not still curious what other folks will be sporting during the colder months. Regardless of the season, I'm always screenshotting looks for future inspo anyway.

To get the scoop, I tapped three celebrity nail artists. They dished on what designs and winter nail colors they foresee being a hit. Read on to find out what they had to share.

1. Chrome


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CEO of Nailing Hollywood Mazz Hanna is predicting that chrome nails will be everywhere this season. Whether that's folks sporting a frosty silver shade or using a chrome nail pen to give any hue a reflective sheen.

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2. Ombré Shades


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Hanna also foresees ombré nails being a hit, "specifically, the kind that you can do at home with nail strips," she shares. "The at-home nail strip products have come such a long way, and they make it easy to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting manicure at home."

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3. Rich, Dark Nail Colors


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Nail artists all agree that rich, dark shades like purple, burgundy, and electric blue will be popular for winter. Celebrity nail artist Holly Falcone is a fan. "For nails that emanate 'boss ass bitch' vibes, I love nails in natural shapes (think squovals or rounded) with super-dark and rich colors," she says. "This looks great on both long and short nails."

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4. Dark Matte


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Celebrity nail artist Zola Ganzorigt loves a good matte look for winter. Pair your dark winter nail color with a matte topcoat to give it an extra-mysterious feel. As a bonus, matte nails also make them look like your favorite cozy sweater.

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5. Moody French


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Falcone also loves to add a little spice to a classic design for the colder months. "While the traditional pink-and-white combo is classy year-round, I like switching up French manicures during the winter with a milky or clear base and a deep shade for the tip. Chanel Les Vernis in Desir works particularly well for this."

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6. Ultra-Feminine Designs


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Falcone also sees traditionally feminine-leaning designs leading the way this season. "Nail art designs that emphasize femininity with pinks and florals are definitely going to trend this season and into 2023," she states. "Pink gingham or vintage roses are soft but strikingly beautiful. You can get these looks with either really high-end nail stickers or practice hand painting your nail art."

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7. Holiday Party Confetti


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Falcone also loves keeping it festive once the holidays kick into high gear. "A good confetti topper can take any bare nail or mani from average to holiday-festivities ready! Think metallic toppers like Holly Falcone x Manime's nail stickers in Disco Dust or colorful neon confetti toppers like Orly x Lisa Frank in Your Lucky Star for a colorful confetti look. My go-to is two to three coats of Orly x Lisa Frank Hits the Spot!" 

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.