Getting a manicure and pedicure in Dubai (or wherever you reside) is always an exciting experience. But, while this type of pampering should always be enjoyable, it can often be challenging to decide what services you want and which colors and polish types you should choose.
Experimenting with your manicure is one of the easiest ways to switch up your beauty routine, and it is low risk! In other words, you don’t have much to lose when trying something new. From grey nails to semi-permanent nail polish, read on to learn about the manicure trends you need to try before the end of the year.
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1. Grey nails
Some years neon colors are all the rage, while other years, a more pared-back look seems to dominate the stylish set. This year seems to fall into the latter category as grey nails are the current choice of beauty lovers around the world. Luckily, as there are so many shades of grey, this is an incredibly versatile trend, making it accessible to many.
The grey spectrum is long and includes warm-based shades as well as slate-inspired colors. An ultra-light cool grey color looks modern and minimal, sweet and simple, while a pale blue-grey shade feels more ethereal. For others, a polish that falls on the greenish-grey side of the color spectrum may be preferred as it has a more earthy character.
But, if none of those sound quite right, you can choose a light neutral grey that is so pale it almost appears white, a pale grey shimmer that offers an iridescent hue, or a warm-toned lilac-tinted grey. During the colder seasons, you may prefer a moody purple-based medium grey while a dusty blue-grey cream nail polish is ideal for warm summer nights.
When it comes time to picking a nail polish color, you know which section to focus on: the greys.
2. Matte nail polish
Next time you head to the salon to get your nails done, you should try matte nail polish.
No matter what color you choose, this type of nail polish always provides a distinctly editorial style because it has depth but doesn’t produce shine. Additionally, matte nails look sleek and sophisticated while being slightly more subtle than other types of nail polish. For professional ladies, this may be the ideal choice.
At first, you may want to keep it simple and try matte black nails, which offer the perfect balance of edginess and chicness. Alternatively, choose another color (such as red, baby pink, or burgundy) and opt for a coffin shape to instantly give your manicure a trendy enhancement. If you like your nails to be slightly less sharp, almond is a more subtle shape than coffin.
Of course, you can always incorporate additional designs to the solid color. For an event, enhance your black matte manicure by adding a shiny tip and an elegant gold stripe across the nail. Many salons are able to bejewel your matte nails or paint a subtle geometric pattern.
There are plenty of design options when it comes to matte manicures, which may be one of the reasons why they are such a big nail trend. And, as they look good every season, you still have a few months to try them out.
3. Ombré manicures
While ombré manicures aren’t new, their trending quality doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Last year, individuals were often seen creating their ombré manicures by wearing a different shade on every finger. While that still looks incredibly stylish, the trend seems to be evolving into a simpler two- or three-shade ombré.
Pastel colors are often an easy way to create an ombré manicure that is colorful but also cohesive. In fact, painting each nail a slightly different shade of pastel is a surefire way to have a pretty pair of hands.
If you are torn between two shades of pink, green, or blue (or any other color), you can opt to paint one hand one shade and the other hand the second shade. That way, you can enjoy both color tones and have a simple ombré manicure.
Moreover, you also can interpret the ombré nail trend by transitioning colors on each nail. Initially, it was usually pink ombré nails everywhere; now, stylish women around the world are debuting transitions from nude to green, purple to pink, white to navy, and everything in between.
For this reason, no matter your personal style or the colors you tend to gravitate towards, you are guaranteed to find a way to wear the ombré nail trend that works for you.
4. Semi-permanent nail polish
For ladies who want their nails to look flawless for weeks on end, there is no better option than semi-permanent nail polish.
This type of nail polish falls somewhere between polish and gel and usually lasts around 14 days. While it lasts a lot longer than regular polish, it doesn’t harm your nails in the same way that gel does. In fact, a significant benefit of using semi-permanent nail polish is that it actually strengthens your nails and works as a protective shield.
Usually, if you are getting semi-permanent nail polish, your nail appointment shouldn’t last more than an hour as the nails dry almost immediately once they are placed under the UV lamp. Moreover, most semi-permanent polishes provide more gloss than conventional options; although, it is still advised that you apply a top coat to enhance and protect the polish.
When it comes to semi-permanent polish, you want to make sure that you are getting your nails done by a professional who has high-quality options and the necessary tools to achieve the outcome you want. This is how you can ensure that you can reap the benefits of the polish.
Additionally, it is recommended that you have professionals remove the semi-permanent nail polish, as this will help to guarantee that your nails remain healthy.
What nail trends are you currently the most excited about? Do you have any additional designs, colors, or nail polish types that you want to try in the next few months?
Let us know your thoughts and any other ideas in the comments below!