When it comes to nail trends, we’ve seen it all this year. Glazed donut with a chrome twist, mismatched and maximalist, and even nails covered in shells, scales and shimmer (yes, #mermaidcore is still a thing). But the current hue du jour? Lavender. Pretty purple manis are filling our feeds on Instagram and TikTok, and searches for lavender nails are up 110% this week according to Google trends. An easy way to inject some colour into your beauty look without going full-on bold, lavender can be soft and subtle or given an extra edge when combined with different finishes and effects, making it the perfect trend to try this summer.
Discover GRAZIA’s top lavender nail looks below and get ready to use that made-for-this-trend emoji a lot… 💅🏽
A simple way to take your mani from boring to bold is by adding a cool chrome effect. Plus, that shimmery sheen looks great against a summer tan. Win-win.
As Aistė Haas, aka Insta nail sensation @heygreatnails says, “With these nails I feel ready for an adventure”. Combining lavender confetti sparkles with minty swirls, it’s fun, cute and perfect for a summer party. If you’re after those exact shades, be sure to stock up on The GelBottle Provence as your base and Away for your swirls.
If you want to rock the lavender nail trend but going full-on lilac isn’t quite for you, then this faded look is just the ticket.
LAVENDER LOVE HEARTS
Show some love to your nails (literally) by adding some cute love hearts to your lavender nail look. These 3D jelly hearts guarantee all eyes will be on your fingertips this summer.
Armed with Chanel polishes (Moon Shell and Blanc Écume to be exact), celebrity nail artist Betina Goldstein proved that a pop of colour can totally transform your classic French look. We particularly love the super thin tip to keep things oh-so-chic.
Speaking of defined lines, this look by celeb nail artist Imarni features a stunning iridescent shimmer that really pops thanks to the addition of a thin lavender line around each nail.
Ever since Hailey Bieber stepped out with her mismatched mani, we’ve been obsessing over ways to cop her look. Enter: lavender cut-out nails, which make mismatching easy as pie. Plus, you can add details from the other nail looks listed here to go for a real Bieber-esque maximalist look.
Pretty purple nails and dreamy, delicate flowers – what’s not to love?
Inspired by the soothing, calming properties of the ametrine quartz stone, this lavender look by Amy Le features a simple swirly design with a touch of gold glimmer.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.