2024 Nail Trends

As 2024 arrives, there are so many chic new nail trends that are sure to inspire your next manicure. This year’s trends range from timeless classic reds to glamorous pearlescent oyster nails, and even bold midnight chromes. There is undoubtedly something for every style preference. Whether you’re someone who loves the DIY approach to manicures at home or you prefer the pampering experience of a salon, I’m here to help guide and inspire your manicure refresh. Get ready to embrace these trendy styles and feel effortlessly chic throughout 2024!

Also, be sure to check out all of my nail posts here if you are looking for more inspiration for your next manicure.

2024 Nail Trends

Sharing 13 chic nail ideas to elevate your look!

Short Square Nails

Short square nails are making a classic comeback in 2024. Proving once again to be a popular choice for their classy and timeless look. Whether you opt for an all-over color or a sophisticated French tip, this nail shape offers a chic and understated look perfect for any occasion.

Short Square Nails
Short Square Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Short Square Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Oyster Nails

Oyster nails are 2024’s chic evolution of the glazed donut nail trend. Featuring a pearlescent white finish with an extra sparkle. So, to achieve this look, simply layer a milky white nail color with a sheer, shimmery top coat.

Oyster Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Oyster Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Oyster Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Almond Nails

Almond nails are always a chic and classy choice. They are perfect for every occasion. Whether you prefer a simple, all over color or an elegant French tip. Also, if you’re a fan of almond nails, be sure to check out my post here for more inspiration.

Almond Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Almond Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Almond Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Chrome Nails

Chrome nails, which gained popularity in 2023, continue to be a popular trend in 2024. And brown chrome nails are definitely one of the favorites. If you’re loving this trend, check out my post here for brown chrome nail ideas.

Chrome Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Chrome Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Chrome Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Ballet Core Nails

Ballet core nails, accentuated with cute bows, became a major trend in 2023 and are just as popular in 2024. Adding a delicate bow to your nails is a simple yet chic way to embrace this trend and achieve an effortlessly elegant look.

Ballet Core Nails
Ballet Core Nails
Ballet Core Nails

Midnight Chrome Nails

Midnight chrome nails offer a darker twist on the classic chrome nail look. It’s perfect for those who love a bit of edge. Achieve this style by applying chrome powder over a base of black or midnight blue nail polish, creating a deep, mesmerizing effect.

Midnight Chrome Nails
Midnight Chrome Short Nails
Midnight Chrome Short Nails

Lip Gloss Nails

Lip gloss nails are another popular trend in 2024, inspired by the lip gloss makeup trend throughout 2023. This style is achieved by applying a sheer or glossy coat over your pink or sheer nails, creating a subtle yet glamorous effect reminiscent of the iconic lip gloss shine.

Lip Gloss Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Lip Gloss Nail color
Lip Gloss Nails 2024 Nail Trends

French Glass Nails

French glass nails are a modern and fun twist on the classic French manicure, bringing a fresh perspective to a timeless look. This chic style features a clear French tip instead of the traditional colored one, offering a unique look.

French Glass Nails
French Glass Nail Ideas
French Glass 2024 Nail Trends

Metallic Nails

Metallic nails are also continuing to trend into 2024, with a range of hues from shimmering golds to sleek silvers and even rich bronzes. For more inspiration on how to wear this look, check out my 40 + Metallic Nail Ideas post featuring a variety of chic nail ideas.

Metallic Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Metallic Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Metallic Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Velvet Nails

Velvet nails, also known as cat eye nails, are chic and glamorous and are especially perfect for special events. Their luxurious appearance makes them a standout choice for those seeking a touch of elegance, and for more velvet nail ideas, be sure to check out my post here.

Velvet Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Velvet Nails 2024 Nail Trends
Velvet Nails 2024 Nail Trends

Animal Print Nails

Animal print nails are becoming so popular in 2024, with the trend evolving from the previously popular tortoise shell designs to now include fun and bold patterns like cow print and cheetah print. These playful and trendy designs offer a fresh and exciting way to add some wild flair to your manicure.

Animal Print Nails
Animal Print French Nails
Animal Print French Nail Ideas

Classic Red Nails

Classic red nails, having been the color of the year in 2023, continue to dominate in 2024 because they offer a timeless pop of color to any look. For those who adore this vibrant hue, add a classic touch of red to your manicure, and also don’t forget to check out my 42 Red Nail Ideas post for more ideas on how to stylishly wear them.

Classic Red Nails
Classic Red Nails
Classic Red French Nails

Sheer Nails

Sheer nails are a classic and minimalistic approach to nail styling, perfectly fitting the clean girl aesthetic with their healthy, natural look. This understated yet chic style is a perfect choice for those who appreciate a polished look.

Sheer Nails
Milky Sheer Nails
Neutral Sheer Nails

Shop My Favorite 2024 Nail Polish

Sharing some of my favorite 2024 nail polishes to inspire your next manicure. Having a good quality nail polish is a game changer for creating a chic and long-lasting nail look.

Shop Nail Care Essentials

If you love doing your nails at home, or simply don’t have time to go to the salon, opt for a DIY manicure. Sharing some of my favorite nail care essentials to help perfect your at home manicure, making it salon-worthy, while saving you money.

Shop Supplements for Healthy Hair and Nail Growth

Beauty begins with self-care, so it’s essential to prioritize our well-being by nourishing ourselves with a nutrient rich diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. In addition to a healthy diet, considering a nail supplement can help support our overall nail health. Here are some of my favorite!

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Nail Trends for 2024

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