What Nail Trends Will We See in 2018?


If you love being one step ahead of the crowd, it’s time to start thinking about what nail trends are going to be big news in 2018. Many things influence what we will be wearing on our talons, so we’ve looked at what’s hot with celebrities, influencers, Pinterest and the SS18 catwalk trends too! That means you can use this as your definitive guide to nail trends for 2018!

Geometric Nail Art


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According to Pinterest, pins of ‘geometric nails’ are up 83%, meaning if you choose some edgy, bold shapes for your next manicure, you’re walking in the leagues of the trendsetters. We’re not too surprised, as these nail designs can be simple but effective. The good thing is these blocky designs don’t have too much detail to them, meaning they’re easy to work with most outfits.

Negative Space


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Bring out the nail tape, because in 2018 less is more. These cool cut out designs are a gorgeous way to add interest to a nail design, and look dramatic when paired with extreme nail shapes such as Stiletto or Coffin. Combine this with the geometric trend by having a triangle design cut out at the lunula (near the cuticle) and you’ll be hitting two marks at once!

Sweater Nails


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We’re predicting this cosy cute trend will carry on from Christmas right through to the end of winter – as long as it’s chilly outside they’re still relevant! This adorable design is made by using builder gel to create a 3D yarn effect, if you’d like to get this design simply give one of our salons a ring and we’ll match you with an experienced technician in gel nail art.

Chameleon Chrome


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2017 was all about Rose Gold Chrome, but 2018 will be all about Chameleon Chrome! This magic powder not only gives your nails that cool metallic mirrored effect, it also provides a dramatic two toned colour, that changes according to the light and angle of your nails. It’s a must try! Just make sure you book for gel nails if you want chrome, it doesn’t adhere to normal polish.

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Your Guide to New Year’s Eve Nails

New Year's Eve

When everyone’s thinking of Christmas nails, it can be easy to forget about your NYE nails! That shouldn’t be the case, especially if you got your nails done ready for the Christmas party season, they should just be due for freshening up the week between Christmas and New Year.

NYE is all about glitter and glamour, and the same applies to your new year’s nails, so here are a few of our most glittering inspiration ready for your next set!

Crystal Accent Nail



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You might need a celebrity budget if you want to emulate that celebrity trend of dazzling, Swarovski crystal encrusted nails, but having a single crystal accent nail is still a great way to add some much needed bling to your manicure without breaking the bank. Either choose just one nail, or have the ring finger on each hand bedazzled for a striking look.

Encapsulated Glitter Nails


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If you’re having acrylic nails, it’s possible to build glitter into the acrylic for bulletproof sparkle! Choosing glitter that comes in plenty of shapes and sizes with clear acrylic makes for the most striking effect, especially when laid out as a beautiful fade from the nail tip on longer acrylics.

Glitter Ombre


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Ombre has always been a big trend, but when it comes in glitter you have to stand up and take notice! A glitter fade is always gorgeous when matched with a glitter polish, but this idea involves fading into another contrasting glitter.

Glitter French


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Whether sculpted into acrylics or patted onto a gorgeous gel manicure, this is a great way to add glitter with a sophisticated twist, great if you’re not into full blown glitz! It’s glamorous with a frosty iridescent glitter over white french tips, or startling with a shocking neon contrast. Perfect for bringing in the new year!


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