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Nails continue to be an accessory to adopt the latest trends and elevate your style statement. Whether you are a nail aficionado or like to keep it simple, there is something for everyone this year. Here are the trends that are leading the way for 2023…
Clean, simple healthy nails
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Nail condition is in the spotlight and the post lock-down nail care trend is set to endure. This is an easy, low-maintenance way to look after nails day-to-day. Polish is spared in favour of natural, buffed and neat nails. Frequently trim or file nails and apply cuticle oil daily. Whatever nail condition you face, there is a product solution available. Regularly apply the treatment product instead of polish to enhance nail condition and quality. Take a prescriptive approach through your pharmacist or nail therapist.
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The glazed-donut nails popularised in 2022 by Hailey Bieber are set to continue this year but with a subtle chrome twist. An understated take on this trend is to paint the nail in an opaque shade, followed by a chrome-like topcoat. Chrome doesn’t automatically mean bling, so this evolution is an easy and wearable option.
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Last year French manicures made a comeback, being refined and using playing shades. This year, the minimalist French is code for thin, barely-there, micro tips. This is a great way to add a touch of chic to your outfit and naturally elongate fingers. Use a sticker guide tool to perfect French tips.
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The popularity of nail art is booming with unlimited design creativity. Nails are like little pieces of art that reflect your personality. Anything goes in 2023 from sophisticated designs to simple nail stickers applied to a nude base shade. Eye-catching accents and jewels on nails abound - adding a simple crystal to dot each nail OR to one finger is an easy way to adopt this trend. Look for a highly skilled nail technician for more elaborate, complex designs.
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This year’s most solid and versatile shade is vibrant red, with Viva Magenta crowned as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2023 – ‘vibrating with vim and vigor, a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family demonstrating a new signal of strength’. A fresh change from classic reds and burgundies, magenta stands out as a pinky-red hue bright enough for summer and yet still moody enough for winter. A red manicure is a timeless manicure choice and the epitome of French chic.