Chloe Randall

Revealed: TikTok’s top 10 nail trends for 2022

By Chloe Randall | 05 February 2022 | Feature


Looking to jump on the latest nail trends? Research by WeThrift has revealed which nail styles are the most in demand with users on TikTok for 2022.

Articles from Google News were analysed to find nail trends that are set to be big this year, based on the number of hashtags views each trend had.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 TikTok nail trends to master for your client’s requests…

1. Press on nails

In 2020, press-on nails saw a rise in popularity due to nail technicians creating and selling sets to help keep finances and creativity flowing during lockdown. It now seems this trend is continuing on two years later, with the hashtag #pressonnails having 2.7 billion views on TikTok. If you were thinking of stopping your press-on nail sets to sell due to tech life being busy, think again!

2. Blue nails

Blue nails have seen a high increase in popularity over the last few months, with 179 million views for the hashtag #bluenails on TikTok. So if you have an indecisive client not knowing which colour to opt for, suggest they jump on the blue bandwagon.

3. Coffin shape nails

With 168.4 million hashtag views for the style, it’s clear that nail lovers are obsessed with this nail shape. Coffin nails give your fingers an elegant elongated look that leaves you with plenty of room for cool designs to be added.

4. Black nails

Forget nudes and baby pinks, one trend that has continued past autumn and way into the new year is the classic midnight black nail polish. Though it might remind you of those early 2000s Avril Lavigne wannabe days, choosing black on your nails can serve up a chic classy look.

5. Marble nails

Remember when the marble design was on literally everything we owned? From homeware to clothes and accessories, the marble trend has now made its way to our nails, and we are loving it. The design is now one of TikTok’s most popular nail looks with 139.7 million views for the hashtag #marblenails.

6. French tips

The French manicure has been a classic nail style for decades and how it has evolved into different coloured tips and various designs has led to the trend continuing to soar in popularity in 2022, with 65.5 million hashtag views on TikTok.

7. Abstract nails

One trend we are seeing now more than ever is a cooler, more abstract design. This can range from anything to swirls, spots and more- the aim of this look is to get as creative as possible. It seems nail technicians and nail lovers are loving this bold new look with the hashtag #abstractnails having a staggering 45.4 million views on TikTok.

8. Nail wraps

With 32.6 million hashtag views on TikTok, nail wraps are becoming the direct rival to press on nails in 2022, with nail wraps offering a quick and easy way to achieve a range of designs.

9. 3D nails

3D nail art takes design on nails to the extreme and it’s not just celebrities who have been loving the trend. In fact, 3D nails now have 28.1 million hashtag views on TikTok.

10. 70s swirl nails

70s trends seem to be making a comeback in almost all areas of beauty and fashion, whether it be hair or outfit choices and even nails haven’t escaped the 70s era comeback.

As one of the most popular nail designs on TikTok, #swirlnails has 14.4 million views on the streaming platform. The great thing about this trend leaking into fashion is that clients can get their nails to match their favourite swirly top.

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