With Google trends showing searches for “Christmas Nails” up over 200 per cent over the last seven days, nail salon bookings are set to soar as customers flock to to celebrate this magical time of year with a festive mani.
“Everyone likes to go for delicious rich shades at this time of year. My customers are starting to ask for a classic red, midnight blue, forest green, and all the glitter,” explains Alice McNails, who boasts over 56k followers on Instagram and is an ambassador for salon booking app Booksy, “Classic designs always come back around at Christmas, candy canes, snowflakes, little presents, snowmen, and intricate holly and ivy details are forever popular. The 2022 take is to make these details 3D.”
For those of you who aren’t keen on the idea of the avant garde nail art have no fear, there are other options, “I’m loving experimenting with texture right now, high shine chrome in gold and silver is very popular and sugaring to create a snowy effect (when you apply acrylic powder or loose glitter to a wet gel layer) is perfect for a chic nod to Christmas,” says Alice, “For a festive take on the classic French manicure, why not swap out classic tips and opt for festive tip nails with candy cane, frosted snow or Santa hat French tips in a sugaring effect.”
And of course nothing says festive like red nails, “I predict 70 per cent of my clients will opt for some form of red on their nails this season, it’s the Christmas crowd favourite,” reveals Alice, “My big 2022 predictions are that 3D snow globe nails, baubles, and the cat eye trend are all going to be popular – we’ll be seeing more 3D elements everywhere.”
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