BLOG: Let your nails take centre stage this New Year’s Eve

Hair and beauty booking app Booksy's Ambassador and nail art expert Alice McNails shares her top trend predictions for this season's must-have New Year's Eve nail looks...

Classic gold, silver, and platinum glitter are always in for New Year's Eve as those are the colours we associate with stars, moons, and celestial imagery which always becomes popular at this time of year.

My clients are still really into crystals so I predicate we will see lots of nails taking influence from beautiful amethyst, gorgeous rose quartz, and stunning citrine, but with even more glitz, like glitter or unicorn flakes added to it to make it pop.

We are going to see nails with lots of glitter and glam but in a chic way. I think we are also going to see things like tiny little details and charms on nails. Things like tips or half-moons, stars, champagne flutes, hearts, foliage, and fairly minimal designs.

I'd say it is going to be pretty chic and not completely ‘clean girl' aesthetic like Hailey Bieber's iconic doughnut nails, but we'll see a lot of high-shine chromes that'll be hard-edged and a little bit different.

I'm loving flash glitter (when you put it against a bright light it lights up) and think it will be a big one used as French tips, full nail, or on nail art like stars for example.

Pearlescent nails are going to be popular too. Using chromes to give the effect of a seashell colour shifting so they look blue, green, pink, or gold depending on the light you're in.”

Alice's 2022 New Year's Eve nail predictions:

  • Glitzy gold, silver, and platinum glitters 
  • Out-of-this-world celestial nail art
  • Pretty pearlescent
  • Cool crystals with an added pop
  • Dazzling detail

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