When it comes to choosing a nail design for any upcoming salon appointment I might have, it’s safe to say I get overwhelmed. The truth is there is just too much choice. I’m the sort of person who struggles to choose a shade of polish from the wheel, let alone settle on a particular nail art design. And I have made many nail mistakes as a result of this indecisiveness—trust me.
Unless I already have a clear idea of how I want my nails to look when I walk out of the salon, it’s almost certain that I will get flustered, feel conscious that I’m taking too long to decide and eventually make a rash decision that I will regret. (I’m still trying to rid my memory of the time I decided to get a shimmering white gel manicure in the midst of fake-tan season.)
To avoid such regrets, I now ensure that I arrive at the salon with visual inspiration to show my nail tech. I usually turn up with three or four designs that I would be happy with and let her choose one. And this year, I am totally spoilt for choice. Instagram is a flurry of great, trending designs I’m desperate to get on my nails. So if, like me, you struggle to make your mind up, keep scrolling for the five trending nail ideas I can’t wait to try in 2022.
At first, I thought the array of heart nail designs spamming my feed around February were only for Valentine's Day, but their popularity isn't declining—and I'm not mad about it. Tiny hearts on freshly manicured nails? I'm in.