Bored of your nails? Ready to switch it up with something seasonal? Try TikTok!
A recent report by Tajmeeli, an Arabic cosmetic surgery education platform and practitioner database, compiled the top summer nail trends circulating TikTok this year.
There's a trend for everyone, from bright neon colors to french tips and unique nail art. Whether you’re looking to re-create these nails at home or show them to a nail expert, you can’t go wrong with any of these trends.
Tajmeeli analyzed the 20 most-viewed TikTik videos on summer nail trends in 2022, and some designs are making bigger waves than others.
@stylebycambria Bright fun colors are what summer is all about!! #utahnails #utahnailtech #summernails #2022nails #summernails2022 #utahnailartist original sound - Sickickmusic
One of the most popular videos includes a twist on the classic French manicure. Instead of white tips, folks are creating new looks with colorful tips and often use pastel. Still, the classic, bright red nail seems to be most in-demand trend of the season.
A red nail doesn’t require much upkeep and is fit for any occasion, and TikTok user @nails_by_cristina’s video showing off the perfect shade by Aria by HONA is the most popular nail trend clip on the platform.
While classic nails are chic and easy, folks are still drawn to a unique pop. Nail art possibilities are endless, and this summer sees ‘70s swirls and animal print designs coming up cool.
Checkerboards, cherries, smiley faces, florals, palm trees, polka dots and ‘90s-inspired nail art are also extremely popular this season, and TikTok users are showing off how to create these designs for yourself.
Not to be outdone, some classic trends from a few years back are reappearing. Ombre colors and metallic jewel nails are back in.
@natalia_nicholson_nails JelliesUsing #everythingmagpie @magpie_beauty @magpie.europe Jellies collection, Foil Snoopy, Flakes Laura-Ann and Nicolette, Gold and Silver strands, Give Me Strength, Top It Off top coat #marblenailart #marblenails #summernails2022 #magpiebeauty #nailstyle #nailtrends2022 Gold (Remix) - Kiiara
Nail designs are more popular than ever as men and women flock to nail art as a form of self-expression and creative diversity. After all, no outfit is complete without a full set of nails.
During COVID-19, the demand for nail art skyrocketed, hence the emergence of 3D nails. They take much longer than a regular manicure and require more upkeep, but 3D nails are certainly in style. From acrylic sculptures to diamond gems, there’s no shortage of options.
Ultimately, everyone loves a pop of color, so anything bright will do for this summer's vibe, whether it's an intricate design or just a classic color. See more of the most popular summer nail trends on TikTok in the full report, and see videos of the top 5 trends below.
The Top 5 Trending TikTok Videos for Summer Nails in 2022
1. CEO of finding the cutest nails by imjessgraham - 1,100,000 views
@imjessgraham CEO of finding the cutest nails #nailinspo #nailart #nailsoftiktok #nailsnailsnails #cutestnails #cutenailinspo #colourfulnails #colourfulnailart #summernails #summernailsinspo #summernails2022 Link in bio for full version of this - Alex Chapman
2. This color is MUST by nails_lab_cristina - 1,000,000 views
@nails_lab_cristina This colour is MUST • Aria @hona.official #summer2022 #summernails2022 #rednails original sound - Betch
3. First of the summer nailsssss by imjessgraham - 126,700 views
@imjessgraham First of the summer nailsssss#summernails #summernails2022 #summernailsinspo #summernailsart #summernailtrends #summernailscolor #acrylicnails #nailfyp #nailtok #nailsinspo #nailsinspo2022 original sound -
4. I changed my mind by adoreaxo - 61,700 views
@adoreaxo I changed my mind #nailss #swirlnails #nailss #nailvids #columbusnails #nailtok #pinknails #springnails22 #summernails2022 #girlynails #nailart It's Whatever - Aaliyah
5. Caribbean Sunrise anyone? By christyratcliffl - 67,800
@christyratcliffl Caribbean Sunrise anyone? #summernails2022 #nailtiktok #ombrenails #fyp #foryoupage #glitterbelsacrylic Holiday - Little Mix
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