The top nail trends that you can expect to see everywhere this autumn (2023)

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  • Hailey Bieber nails, anyone?

    I have a confession to make. I love autumn. When all my friends and family are sat outside enjoying the summer months, I am on my sofa scrolling through Pinterest looking at pictures of pumpkin spice lattes and camel coats.

    It’s not just autumn fashion I love either, I’m all about the beauty trends, especially when it comes to autumn nails. You won’t catch me with a brightly coloured manicure anytime soon, give me all the brown and burgundy shades instead.

    That being said, I’ve spotted lots of new autumn nail trends over my Instagram feed recently, so I thought I would put together a guide to the most popular colours and designs, along with all the info you need on how to get the look.

    Keep on scrolling for some serious nail inspiration, and don’t forget to check out our guides to the best nail polish shades and the best nail salons in London while you’re here…

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    The top autumn nail trends 2022:

    1. Hailey Bieber nails

    If you’ve been on Instagram or TikTok lately, then you might have seen that the hashtag #haileybiebernails has been trending for a while, and I’m not mad about it. We all know that Hailey Bieber loves her skin to look like a “glazed donut”, and it seems that her nails are following suit.

    The pearly pink manicure seen on the star features an iridescent finish, and Hailey’s nail artist, Zola Ganzorigt, shared exactly how she created the look over on Instagram. She revealed that she used an OPI base coat, before applying OPI gel colour in ‘Funny Bunny’. After applying a top coat, she used the OPI Chrome Effects Powder in ‘Tin Man Can’ for that shiny finish.

    Get the look:

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    OPI Nail Polish – Kyoto Pearl, £13.90 | Lookfantastic
    If you don’t have time to go to the salon, I recommend this polish by OPI. The pearlescent white nail lacquer gives your nails an iridescent shine, and I know that Hailey would approve.

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    2. Coffee colours

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    There’s nothing quite like that first sip of hot coffee on a cold morning, but why not make the moment even better by making sure your autumn nails match your drink? That’s right, coffee coloured nails are everywhere at the moment. In fact, Chanel’s nail artist, Betina Goldstein, just did the most autumnal manicure by applying different brown hues onto each nail. If you don’t fancy that, stick with a warm brown colour that will compliment any neutral outfit.

    Get the look:

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    Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour – Impulsion, £25 | Chanel
    This polish is used in Betina’s dreamy nail video, and I am obsessed with the coffee brown shade. Plus, the polish is long-wearing, extra-fine and ultra-shiny.

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    3. Animal prints

    Animal prints are making a comeback, and I’m not just talking about clothes. An animal print manicure is such a fun way to make a statement this autumn, and I am swooning over this monochrome design. As someone who struggles to paint their own nails, I will be leaving this one to the professionals, however if you do fancy giving it a go, check out my product recommendations below.

    Get the look:

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    Rimmel Super Gel – Black Obsession, £6.99 | Lookfantastic
    This jet black nail varnish is perfect for recreating the look. Apply with a thin brush like the one below for the perfect finish. My advice? Have some nail polish remover to hand, as it’s harder than it looks!

    (Video) Autumn nails trends. Vertical ombre nail trend. Optical illusion ombre nails. Ombre french nail art.

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    Manucurist Nail Art Brush, £16 | Cult Beauty
    This ultra-precise brush will help take your nail art to the next level. Staying true to the brand’s commitment to the environment, the handle is made from sustainably grown wood and the bristles are vegan.

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    4. Deep red shades

    This nail colour makes a comeback every single autumn, and I can totally see why. For me, a deep red mani is the easiest way to make your nails look picture perfect. Just check out this look created by MaxFactor nail expert, Iram Shelton. Iram uses the OPI Gel Polish in Malaga Wine, and all I can say is wow.

    If you’re wanting to recreate the look at home, I am loving this deep red polish by Dior. Two coats of this and you are ready to go.

    Get the look:

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    Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer – Red Red, £25 | Dior
    My go-to deep red polish this autumn is this one from Dior. Not only is the bottle itself dreamy, but the new formula is infused with peony and pistachio extracts to care for your nails. Win win.

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    5. Colourful French tips

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    A French tip manicure will always be in style, but if you fancy switching it up, colourful French tips are everywhere at the moment. Celebrity nail artist Sreynin Peng just created this look on Madison Beer, and I will be taking the picture to my local nail salon ASAP. Although French tips can be hard to do at home, there are lots of nail stickers and false nails available to achieve the look in no time.

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    Elegant Touch False Nails – Hot Tip, £6.50 | ASOS
    These false nails offer a fun alternative to your classic French mani. My tip? Make sure to follow the application steps correctly to make them last as long as possible.

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    6. Y2K designs

    We all know by now that the Y2K trend is here to stay. I am seeing more and more Y2K inspired nails on my Instagram feed, like this incredible neon and butterfly design by Chi’s Nails in Covent Garden. For me, it’s the ideal way to incorporate the trend into my daily life, without having to grab my old crop top and low waisted jeans (they are a no from me).

    Get the look:

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    Nails Inc. Feeling So Fly Set, £16 | Cult Beauty
    This set is so Y2K. It combines two pastel polishes with stick-on butterfly nail stickers to add that fun touch. An at-home manicure doesn’t get much cuter (and easier) than this.

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    7. Olive green colours

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    Selena Gomez wore olive green nail polish, so now I want to wear olive green nail polish. Nail artist to the stars, Tom Bachik, shared this picture of Selena’s nails on Instagram, and it’s safe to say that people went wild for it. I love these more muted colours for autumn, and am already shopping for olive green accessories to match my mani.

    Get the look:

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    Essie Core Nail Polish 789 – Win Me Over, £7.99 | Boots
    I think this is the most perfect green coloured nail polish I have ever seen. Essie is known and loved for their glossy, full-coverages formulas, so I will be adding this to my basket ASAP.

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    8. Gems

    For those that love to be a bit more creative with their nails, I’ve got just the trend. Say hello to gems. After seeing this manicure on Lisa Potter-Dixon, even I was tempted to jazz things up a bit (and that’s coming from someone who has worn plain white nail polish for the last two months). I think I am going to have to give this a go for the festive season.

    Get the look:

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    Off-White C/O Virgil Abloh Beauty Color Matter Nail Lacquer – Pixel, £28 | Selfridges
    Lets face it, this trend is best left in the hands of a pro. However, if you want to get a similar look from the comfort of your own home, a sparkly polish should do the trick.

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    What are the latest nail trends 2022? ›

    For 2022, Pinterest predicts that nail painted with dream-worthy designs inspired by nature will be all the rage. The company found that searches for galaxy nail art are up 115 percent since last year, geode nail art is up 200 percent, ocean nails 500 percent, desert nails 105 percent, and aurora nails 400 percent.

    What are the new nail colors for fall 2022? ›

    15 Trending Fall Nail Colors You're Going to Want to Try in 2022
    • Moss Green. Essie. Nail Lacquer in Force of Nature. ...
    • Marigold. CND. ...
    • Shimmery Gold. OPI. ...
    • Milk Chocolate. Lights Lacquer. ...
    • Vintage Mauve. China Glaze. ...
    • Dusty Orange. OPI. ...
    • Pumpkin Spice. essie. ...
    • Pinky Nude. Tenoverten.
    13 Sept 2022

    What shape of nail is in Style 2022? ›

    Coffin Shapes

    Legend predicts that coffin nails, which are long with a flat, tapered tip, are going to dominate this year.

    What is the most popular color of nails in 2022? ›

    The most popular nail color for 2022 is green.

    Any shade goes, but the most popular is soft, pale green (first on this list).

    What is the trending nail color for 2022? ›

    The experts all predict that big, bright reds are making a huge comeback for spring 2022. And it's not the typical rosy red that will turn heads, but instead an orange-red with an oval-shaped nail, another huge nail trend that you will see all 2022 long.

    What colors will be popular in fall 2022? ›

    According to this season's street stylers, the best fall fashion colors in 2022 are bright and beautiful, from head-to-toe oranges and zesty lime greens to classic autumnal browns and grays.

    What colors will be popular in 2022? ›

    For those color enthusiasts looking for inspiration, here are the six shades and tones that will dominate in 2022.
    • Gray-Green. Brie Williams. ...
    • Earthy Tones. Björn Wallander. ...
    • Citron. Annie Schlechter. ...
    • Deep Aubergine. Brie Williams. ...
    • Chartreuse. Kelly Marshall. ...
    • Warm Neutrals. Thomas Loof.
    18 Oct 2021

    Are short or long nails in Style 2022? ›

    It's Official: Short Nails Are Making A Comeback In 2022. Good things come in small packages. While long nails in their various iterations — almond, coffin, and ballerina among others — will always be a staple of the beauty world, shorter nails might be a trend you resigned to your younger years.

    Is French nails out of style 2022? ›

    If you thought the French manicure was over, well, think again. Although the French manicure never really left, colorful remixes on the traditional art, which some are calling the American manicure, will still be going strong in 2022.

    What color gel nails should I get 2022? ›

    These Are The 7 Hottest Summer Nail Colors Of 2022, According To...
    • Pops of coral.
    • Playful pinks.
    • All things citrus.
    • Creamy lavenders.
    • Poolside blues.
    • Barely there neutrals.
    • Classic rouge.
    • The takeaway.
    17 May 2022

    What is the classiest nail shape? ›

    Best nail shape: Oval. This shape will help make your fingers appear longer and more slender to balance out the length of your palm. File the sides of your nails straight and gently taper the free edge into a semicircle.

    Are square or round nails in Style 2022? ›

    The jackpot of buzzy fashion and beauty trends, the '90s and Noughties continue to influence pop culture in 2022 — with the latest re-emergence, square-shaped nails.

    What shape nails are classy? ›

    Nail Shape: Oval (U Shaped Nail)

    Overview: feminine, classy, classic.

    What is out of style for fall 2022? ›


    High waisted jeans, high waisted pants, high waist tennis skirts, skater skirts, knit pants, skinny jeans, hoodie sets, short blazers, leggings, fur coats, cropped leather jacket, A-style mini dresses, and cold shoulders are some of the favourite clothes out of fashion for fall 2022.

    What styles are trending for fall 2022? ›

    9 Top Style Updates for Fall
    • Wider, looser jeans.
    • Loafers with attitude.
    • A wear-with-boots dress.
    • A leather or suede skirt.
    • A blue sweater.
    • A chic shirt-jacket.
    • A leggings replacement.
    • Real pants.
    8 Sept 2022

    Is GREY paint out for 2022? ›

    Overall, the most popular wall colors for 2022 are going to be your neutrals. Grays, whites, and even some beiges are being chosen by the majority of homeowners.

    What is the two color of the year 2022? ›

    After the lockdowns of 2020, Pantone chose two colors, Ultimate Gray and the sunny yellow Illuminating, to represent quiet reassurance and resilience in the face of difficult circumstances, as well as optimism for the future.

    What is the new color for 2023? ›

    Bright and cheery, Benjamin Moore's pick for 2023 color of the year is a vibrant red-orange called Raspberry Blush.

    Do long nails make you look older? ›

    Long nails accentuate the length of your fingers and make them look thinner, making your hands look older, and since shorter nails are more au courant, this look only emphasizes your age.

    Are white toenails in Style 2022? ›

    Summer 2022 Pedicure Trend: Bright White

    The trending color shows no signs of going anywhere this season, whether you use it for full coverage or to create an at-home french manicure.

    What is the new nail trend called? ›

    You're Going to Be Seeing "Aura Nails" Everywhere This Fall, So Here's Some Inspo. Your nails and energy will officially be vibing in harmony. Manicures somehow always tend to reflect the energy flow we're in, whether it's through our choice of color, design, shape, or length.

    What is the most popular toenail color for summer 2022? ›

    6 Toenail Polish Colors Experts Predict Will Be Huge This Summer
    • Powder Blue. Lotion, Please! Dazzle Dry. ...
    • Bright Neons. Oh Snap. ORLY. ...
    • Maroon Brown. Liquid Glass Lacquer Bordeaux. Static Nails. ...
    • Bright Cherry Red. Kissu Miss You. Pear Nova. ...
    • Lilac. Do You Lilac It? OPI. ...
    • Periwinkle. essie Nail Polish Glossy Shine In Periwinkle Blue.
    8 Apr 2022

    What toenail polish goes with everything? ›

    White Nails

    If you don't know how to wear white nail polish, don't fret, it's actually the easiest color to pair. White nails truly go with everything and make any color pop. If you're silently questioning “does white nail polish look good?”, the answer is yes.

    What color looks best on toenails? ›

    When in doubt, black is always the answer. Yep, even on your toes! It's unexpected and the superior color choice if you're looking to hide sand or any other inevitable damage your pedicure might accrue once you're outside more.

    Is ombre nails still in style 2022? ›

    Ombré nails are still super trendy in 2022, and summertime is the perfect season to break out the ombré nail trend! This nail style is perfect for any occasion, whether you're headed to the beach or a backyard barbecue. For a chic summer ombré look, try pairing light pink nails with a dark pink ombré.

    Are acrylic nails still popular 2022? ›

    And in 2022, an old classic — acrylics — are back and better than ever. LIKE FRESHLY WASHED HAIR, a little nail TLC does wonders for the mood. You can almost take on the world — or at least, seize the day — with a French manicure or some red polish.

    Are Glitter nails in Style 2022? ›

    GLITTER ON GLITTER! Does glitter ever go out of style? If you answered no, then this is the trend for you! A Glitter nail polish is the perfect way to have your nails stand out from the crowd in 2022.

    Should fingernails and toenails match? ›

    Should Your Manicure and Pedicure Match? Simply put, no – you mani and pedi doesn't have to match. Back in the day, it used to be mandatory to match the colour on your fingernails to your toes but, over the years this trend has become predictable and a little boring too.

    Which nail shape makes you look younger? ›

    “An oval-shaped nail helps fingers look longer, and in turn, makes hands look younger,” she explains. Another grooming tip from the pro: pay attention to your cuticles!

    What nail length is most attractive? ›

    Nails grown barely past your fingertips are the ideal length, says Fisher. They look feminine but won't stop you from, say, unzipping him or sexting. See what else guys really notice about your looks.

    What nail shape do males prefer? ›

    As one of the most conservative shapes of the bunch, the round shape is ideal for men and those who like to maintain short nails.

    What is the most popular nail shape today? ›

    The 6 most popular nail shapes you need to know
    • 1 Oval/Almond. Try this one if: you like to keep it natural. ...
    • 2 Round. Try this one if: you want to lengthen shorter fingers. ...
    • 3 Square. Try this one if: you want a modern mani. ...
    • 4 Squoval. Try this one if: your nail beds are wide. ...
    • 5 Coffin. ...
    • 6 Stiletto.
    21 Oct 2021

    What is the most perfect shape of nail? ›

    Best nail shape: Almond and Oval. Tapered shapes like almond elongate shorter or wider fingers. We recommend that you opt for rounded shapes in general, especially if you have a wide nail bed.

    What nail shape do celebrities wear? ›

    Square is particularly popular because it has the most natural feel and as it grows, the corners start to round beautifully. “Many celebs also love rounded because the shape is naturally thinning and very feminine. The shape is pretty neutral and can pull off a number of shades,” she also says.

    Which nail should be the accent? ›

    Your accent nail can be your ring finger (a popular choice), your thumbnail, or any nail you want to call attention to.

    What nail color looks most professional? ›

    Pearly pink marks you as a professional

    Light pink is the ultimate neutral of the nail polish world. The colour is perfect for any office environment, season, or occasion, and always looks clean and appropriate. Wearing a pearly shade indicates that you value professionalism and always strive to look put together.

    What shape nail is trending right now? ›

    Round-Shaped Nails

    This simple shape is perfect for short nails (even nail biters!), extending only slightly past your nail bed and maintaining its natural shape. It's also the most popular nail shape: When they visit the salon, most women opt for this classic silhouette, Rose reveals.

    What nail shape do guys like the best? ›

    Square and rounded nails get the thumbs up, while he warned men to stay away from women with pointed nails because they are "meant to hurt you" and are likely to be a "heartbreaker". Bafflingly, women with regular-sized false nails have a penchant for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes.

    What nail length do guys like? ›

    Nails grown barely past your fingertips are the ideal length, says Fisher. They look feminine but won't stop you from, say, unzipping him or sexting. See what else guys really notice about your looks.


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