Winter Nail Trends Aren't Ready for Your Manicure

Snow, Christmas parties, nice nights by the fire, and the best nail styles of the year come winter. Rita Remark, Essie Global Lead Educator,

 says winter always brings red and glamor. Every year has its own variations, but those two are constants.” 

Sparkle will return in late 2023 and early 2024, but classic hues and shapes will return. Warm, solid colors like dark green, cocoa brown, 

and jet black will dominate. Instead of graphics, nail art now uses unique shapes and gradient blends to add personality. Simplistic doesn't mean bland

Over the next three weeks, we'll see different toppers, finishes, and sophisticated 3D embellishments. 

Lincoln Park After Dark and Wicked will always be Winter favorites, but vampy colors like Essie's Licorice are losing ground to pure jet blacks. 

BLACK IS ALWAYS THE NEW BLACK

If black nail color is too intense, try a rich chocolate brown with glitter. Famous nail artist Miss Pop joked, “Cherry coke nails have become Diet Coke nails.

BEAUTIFULLY BROWN

Green manicures are stylish and Christmas-themed. “Green is a nail color that was popular with flappers in the 20s, grungey gals in the 90s, 

GO GREEN

Instead of sticking to one color, choose a polish that matches your surroundings. “This is when the shade is iridescent and shows two different colors 

TRIPPY TWO-TONES

Having pieces of glitter or jewels in every nail is different from having sparkly nail paint. “Everything sparkles! All trend colors have chunky or shimmery glitter.

GET YOUR GLITTER ON

Kandelac says we're due for a shape change after a year of short and square nails. “I love a mid-length almond-shaped nail,” she explains. “So classic.

ALL ABOUT THE ALMOND 

Kandelac advises a Ballerina form, a cross between an almond and coffin, for acrylics or more daring nail shapes. “It gives the perfect dramatic base and elongates the hands.”

BALLERINA BABY

You probably want jewelry for the holidays, but if you want to hint at what you want, wear silver and gold nails. 

BEJEWELED

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