The Latest Trends In Luxury Nails

3.25.24

A top-notch salon with talented artists is essential for achieving those Instagram-worthy nail designs. What sets a luxury nail salon apart from others is their commitment to staying at the forefront of the latest trends in nail color and offering the best services. They hire professional staff with years of experience in nail art to ensure they can achieve any inspiration you present them with. And of course you want the best experience when visiting a salon. Whether it's your first time or you're a regular, you'll want an expert manicure service like gel or dipping powder, and a range of colors and options to choose from.

See some of the latest inspiration for nail art as well as a detailed guide to choosing which manicure is right for you!

Hailey Bieber Donut Glazed Luxury Nails
Hailey Bieber's Glazed Donut Luxury Nails

Image: Hailey Bieber's Glazed Donut Nails by @nailsbyzola

GLAZED DONUT NAILS

Nails by Zola created the Glazed Donut Nails for Hailey Bieber after her popular skincare of the same name took off. The nails also went viral and she's been recreating them ever since. From a hint of shine to colors with more coverage, this is nail trend she says will never go out of style. (Pro tip: She uses high-quality products from Opi when creating this look.)

Sydney Sweeney Luxury French Manicure Nails

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UPDATED FRENCH MANICURE

French manicures have been a popular nail trend over the years and are making a big comeback. Update your nail shape like Sydney Sweeney did at Vanity Fair's Party after the Oscars. Her pointed nails make the French look so modern after being a mainstay for years. Ask your nail technician to kick your French mani up a notch with this inspiration.

Reverse French Manicure

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REVERSE FRENCH

Reverse your french manicure and add white, black, or a pop of color around your cuticles instead of the tips of your nails. It's a fun way to mix it up and make the French mani feel new.

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NEW COLOR

MATTE

Take a cue from this red polish and go for a flawless matte look. It almost has a chalky finish and stands out as a new way to update your color.

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SPRING COLOR

Once spring hits, pastels become the hue to follow. This pale yellow is a beautiful color to try this season as is lavender and mint.

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HIGH GLOSS

Burgundy has been a huge trend over the past two seasons and this high gloss makes the beautiful color shine. One of the most popular treatments is the gel manicure, which offers long-lasting, chip-resistant color that keeps your nails looking flawless for weeks. With a strong color like this, you should opt for a gel manicure.

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Lip Gloss Luxury Nails

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THE NO MANICURE MANICURE

Some people have chosen a barely there manicure or "lip gloss nails" as their nail statement. This design looks clean and polished with just a hit of shine sans color.

Luxury Nail Designs

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HIGH FASHION DETAILS

Backstage at the FW24 shows nail designs were as detailed as the clothes themselves. And Nails by Mei took cues from the shows to recreate some of the most coveted accessories on her nails. Her expert technique has secured her as the go-to manicurist for many a show in Paris this season.

MIU MIU: Nails by Mei created tiny replica's of Miu Miu's accessories when she was the nail artist for the FW24 runway show. The details are a true work of art!

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD: She also created a chunky type of french manicure for Vivienne Westwood's FW24 show. These look like nail extensions that have been dipped in high gloss polish and cut at different angles.

BOTTEGA VENETA AND MAISON ALAIA: Nails by Mei loves the popular Mary Jane's by both designers so much that she created these tiny replicas on her nails. These were definitely created for the shoe lover in all of us!

TYPES OF MANICURES:

All manicures at salons come with a bit of pampering like soaking your hands in warm water, trimming and buffing your nails, and massaging your hands with cream to leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized. You can also ask for a paraffin dip where you submerge your hands in hot wax. If you have dry hands, this helps add an extra level of moisture that can last from 1-2 weeks. Next, you choose a type of polish which is essential for the look you want to achieve. Here's a quick guide to help you make a decision before heading to the salon!

BASIC MANICURE:

A basic manicure uses regular nail polish like you can use at home, but with the added benefit of an expert wielding the brush! It takes a bit of patience waiting for your nails to dry, but it's easy to remove with nail polish remover or acetone. While it's the easiest manicure to do, it is prone to chipping and you may need to get a touch up or polish change every week.

GEL MANICURE:

Gel color creates a beautiful even finish that rarely chips or cracks. It lasts from 2-4 weeks so you don't need a polish change as often as regular polish. With a gel manicure you use a UV light to dry the polish which only takes a couple of minutes, but is harmful to your skin. And it can leave your nails feeling very thin and weak once you remove the polish as it damages the nails underneath.

DIPPING POWDER:

Another trending option is the dipping powder manicure, which provides a similar durability to gel but with a different application process. This is a great option for those with weak or brittle nails as it's harder than gel. Dip powder manis do not use a UV light to dry so that is a benefit as well and it doesn't harm your nails underneath once removed.

Whether you want to create tiny works of art on your nails or simply go to the salon for a polish change and a little R&R, you want to find a luxury salon with high-end services. Life can get hectic, and finding time for self-care in your busy schedule can be challenging. (Am I right moms?!). That's why the best nail salons offer a variety of nail services to cater to your specific needs and time constraints. From express manis to indulgent spa experiences complete with a relaxing hot towel treatment, there's an option for everyone! (Many luxury nail salons also provide a variety of services in beauty care such as waxing services, to help you feel pampered from head to toe.) Sometime's it's just fun to find a luxury nail salon that's a beautiful place to escape the stresses of everyday life and indulge in some much-needed self-care. Always striving to create new and amazing experiences, these salons are redefining the nail salon industry one manicure at a time. When searching for the best nail salon, prioritize those that use the highest quality products and have professional technicians that can pamper you and can help you create any of the nail designs you have in mind!

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