If you haven’t heard yet, pink is making a major comeback this year. One of the ways that we’re expecting fashion girl to incorporate the color into their looks is by scoring pretty pink nail designs for their manicures. I caught up with Tricoci Salon and Spas nail artist Kameron Lange to hear the latest on trending pink nail designs (and start planning for my next mani appointment).
“I think pink nails are trending partially because of the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, being in the red and pink family,” explains Lange. “We’ve also seen a rise in pink with the Barbie movie coming out this year.” Barbiecore, one of TikTok’s many trending aesthetics, highlights its namesake’s signature color, pink, while also incorporating ultra-feminine and Y2K elements. Need a real life example? Paris Hilton walking the Spring/Summer ’23 Versace runway in head to toe pink sparkles. Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film Barbie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has also sparked a clear re-interest in blush-toned shades for nail designs.
Some ways Lange recommends trying out trendy pink looks for your nails with pink chrome (also affectionately nicknamed as the ‘Strawberry Donut Glaze Nails’ thanks to Hailey Bieber), or pink french tips. She’s also seen a re-emergence of ombre nails, classic French nails, and micro designs. As with any manicure, it takes special attention to detail and prep to create. “Precise cuticle work and nail shaping are key to make the polish look perfect,” says Lange. “Selecting a shade that complements the guest’s skin tone and esthetic is important too!”
If you’re ready to try the trend (but in need of a bit of inspiration), you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up four of our favorite nail designs we’ll be seeing everywhere this season! Scroll on to see which ones made our list.