The 8 hottest nail trends to try this winter

Your ultimate guide to mastering winter’s most captivating nail trends.

As the temperature drops and winter settles in, it’s the perfect time to refresh your style with the season’s hottest nail trends. This winter, nails are taking centre stage with bold designs, rich colours, and innovative textures that elevate your look and add a touch of glamour to those chilly days. From cosy, warm hues to dazzling metallics and intricate patterns, we’ve curated a list of the top 10 nail trends you won’t want to miss.

Whether you’re a fan of classic elegance or adventurous artistry, these trends will inspire your next manicure and keep your nails looking fabulous all season long.

Matcha chrome

One trend that’s making a lasting impression this year is the charming habit of naming nail styles after food and drinks. The latest addition to this deliciously creative trend is “Matcha Chrome” nails, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This vibrant, glossy green shade is the perfect nod to the beloved matcha latte, offering a fresh and trendy look that’s as delightful as it is stylish.

Picture a matcha donut with a perfectly glazed finish—rich, inviting, and absolutely irresistible. That’s the essence of Matcha Chrome nails. This nail trend is a must-try at your next manicure appointment.

Press-on perfection 

We absolutely adore how press-on nails can effortlessly transform your look for any last-minute occasion, giving you that polished, salon-fresh appearance without the time commitment. The Les Tomes press-on nail kits are a game-changer, perfect for keeping in your handbag for quick, on-the-go application. With a stunning selection of 25 trendy colours and designs, you’ll have a hard time picking just one. Get ready to elevate your style effortlessly and be spoiled for choice!

Recession red

As highlighted in our Recession Red article, this highly sought-after hue is swiftly rising to become the signature shade of 2024. Known for its rich and versatile appeal, Recession Red is more than just a color—it’s a statement. This captivating nail color has the unique ability to effortlessly complement any ensemble, from casual daywear to elegant evening attire, making it the ultimate choice for every occasion. Whether you’re heading to a business meeting, a casual brunch, or a glamorous event, Recession Red will ensure your nails are always on point and exuding confidence.

Gradient nails

Gone are the days of uniform nail colours or repetitive designs. In 2024, it’s all about individuality and creativity, and one trend that’s taking the nail art world by storm is gradient nails. Imagine each nail telling its own unique story, blending colours and designs seamlessly across your fingertips.

Gradient nails have become a favourite among fashion icons and trendsetters, including the ever-stylish Hailey Bieber, who has been spotted flaunting this trend with intricate nail art.

But the gradient trend doesn’t stop at just colours. Incorporating 3D elements into your nail designs can take your look to the next level, adding texture and dimension that make your nails literally pop.

Beautifully basic

The first step to achieving the coveted “clean girl” aesthetic is all about selecting the perfect nail shade and shape. This look is characterized by its minimalist, polished, and effortlessly elegant vibe, making it ideal for those who appreciate understated sophistication. To embrace this trend, opt for a soft pink hue that closely resembles the delicate, creamy tone of coconut milk. This shade exudes a timeless elegance and fresh appeal, effortlessly elevating your overall look.

Tortoise shell

Tortoise shell isn’t just for sunglasses anymore—it’s making a major splash in the world of nail art! We’re absolutely loving the tortoise shell nail trend as it offers a chic and sophisticated way to elevate your everyday look with a touch of understated elegance. This versatile pattern brings a refined, classic feel to your nails, making it the perfect choice for those who want to add a bit of flair without going overboard.

Embellished bliss

Adding 3D elements to your nails is the ultimate way to inject a dose of fun and creativity into your manicure. These embellishments not only look stunning but also provide a delightful tactile experience that can be irresistibly captivating. We absolutely adore incorporating 3D accents like diamantes or chrome dots (as seen in our featured designs) into our nail art, whether it’s for a special event or simply to elevate our everyday look—because who says you need a reason to sparkle?

Conventional cute

Taking a break from acrylics or gel doesn’t mean your nails have to look lacklustre. Short nail designs are not only practical but can be incredibly chic and stylish when done right. If you’re planning on stepping away from the extra-long nails, consider embracing shorter lengths with flair. Opt for a simple two-tone design (as shown in our featured examples) or go for a bold, dark solid colour to channel a retro ’90s vibe.