Whether you’re busy making mood boards on the first day of the year or lean more into an “it’s already written in the stars” outlook—there are plenty of nail art ideas to inspire new beauty looks in 2022. It’s easy to spiral down a nail art rabbit hole while scrolling through Instagram, and no there’s no guarantee that you still won’t be stumped by the time you get to the nail salon.
To help make the process easier, we checked in with experts to find out which 2022 nail trends you should add to your saved folder, stat. So what’s on the list? “We need a bit of happy on our nails,” says celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik. “For 2022, I think the choice of colors is going to be a bit brighter and more energetic. Plan on seeing more effects like shimmers and sparkles. Metallic accents always work, and DIY nail care, easy nails, and nail art press-ons.”
Ahead, four nail trends to carry you through each season of the new year.