Latest Manicure and Nail Trends and Where To Get Them in Singapore
There are some of us who see getting manicures and pedicures as a write-off, while there are also many of us who see it as a mandatory monthly self-care activity. I mean, can you blame us? There’s something just so therapeutic and calming about the experience of getting your hands and feet taken care of by a professional. The best part? You leave with a fresh set of manicured/pedicured nails to top off your whole look on those special occasions.
From abstract swirl nail art to reverse French manicures and now outline nail art, nail technicians just keep getting more and more creative with our digits. Find out what’s hot these days and get some inspiration for your next nail appointment!
Abstract Swirl Nail Art at Painted Nail Bar
If you’re a nail enthusiast always on the lookout for the latest nail trends, we bet you’ve seen this specific nail art on your Instagram feed at least once. The abstract swirl has taken over social media and fashion magazines due to its dizzying mesmerism.
With 2 outlets in central locations, the Painted Nail Bar is one of the most convenient studios to get this trendy manicure done at if you’re in town. This luxe nail studio delivers Insta-worthy nails that ensure you look and feel fantastic with. Feeling indulgent? Consider their Pamper Me Silly Spa, a luxurious spa session which includes a gel manicure or pedicure with a scrub, mask, massage and a BCL spa soak.
Painted Nail Bar, Delfi Orchard, 402 Orchard Road, 01-06, Singapore 238876. Phone (+65) 8899 2624
Orbit Nails at Okko Nails
This nail art is pretty simple and looks good on both long and short nails. The orbit design is achieved by tracing a contrasting nail polish colour along the outer edges of already polished nails. Go for a contrasting colour like black for the outline if you’re feeling frisky or a subtle nude if you’re going for a minimalist look.
If you’re wondering which nail salon to attain this chic set, head over to OKKONAILS - a home-based nail studio situated in the quaint neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru. Pop over to their page and you will discover that they specialise in the cleanest, sleekest and chicest customised designs.
Immerse yourself in the cosiness of the studio, inspired by a Bali retreat home. Sit back, relax and let your nails be swirl-ified.
Okko Nails, Address: 3 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 162003.
Over-The-Top Acrylic Nails Inspired by Euphoria at Glitzy Fingers
HBO teen drama television series, Euphoria, may have just ended its last season but the beauty trends it has set is here to stay for awhile. From audacious bejewelled makeup to outragous rhinestone studded nails. The show has definitely changed the beauty game and set numerous trends for Gen-Zs in particular.
Nail art was in the spotlight for the latest season of Euphoria. The caged claws seen on Alexa Demie playing Maddy was one of the most iconic set of manicured nails in the season. The art features gemstones laid over a bold fishnet pattern. It is attention grabbing, epic and so Maddy-esque.
Steal the looks from Euphoria at Glitzy Fingers, an art-centric nail studio located in the eclectic, People's Park Centre. Here, art takes centre stage and nail artists are dedicated to work their magic so you can achieve your dream nails. From freehand art, and Swarovski crystal designs to alcohol ink art, Glitzy Fingers specialises in it all. Let the studio know in advance if you have a specific design in mind so that they can prepare for it.
Glitzy Fingers, 101 Upper Cross Street, #03-58, People's Park Centre, Singapore 058357. Phone (+65) 8100 7353
Reverse French Manicure (Half Moon Nails) at The Nail Social
The French manicure has made its comeback, this time with a twist. Made popular after being seen on fashion icon, Blake Lively, the reverse French manicure is simply a variation of the traditional French manicure but flipped. The art features a dark colour for the majority of the nail and a lighter shade at the base of the nail in the shape of a half-moon. It is a style to consider if you’re looking to try out something new without going too crazy for your next manicure appointment.
Get this classy number from The Nail Social, a nail salon that offers manicure, pedicure and foot massage services, drinks and snacks, as well as fair trade retail all housed under one roof. Luxuriate in their extensive services in an intimate setting featuring soft, pillowed sofas and warm woody furnishings. The cosy studio offers patrons a personal iPad pre-loaded with movies, books and podcasts; drinks and snacks; as well as a complimentary glass of wine on Fridays and Saturdays. That’s right, we’re completely sold.
The Nail Social, 42A Haji Lane (2nd Floor), Singapore 189235. Phone (+65) 6717 3221
Quail Egg Patterned Nails at Nail County
We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, what… Quail eggs?”. Yes, you heard right, this quirky number is a popular nail style trending on Korean manicure pages. Park Eunkyung, Korea’s hottest nail artist behind globally acclaimed, Unistella Nails (a Seoul-based nail salon) as well as famous acts like Blackpink and Sunmi, confirms that it is one of the most sought-after nail art in Seoul currently.
The look usually features adorable specks of black against a white base, making them resemble the outer shell of quail eggs. Cute!
Where better to get these Korean-esque nails than at a Korean nail salon? Head over to Nail County, a premium, South Korean-based nail salon to achieve those blushing nail.. They offer an extensive range of Korean nail art and provides rare nail repair treatments in the market. Be assured that they will get those dream-blushing nails right.
Pro-tip: Search for #메추리알네일 on Instagram to get more quail egg patterned mani inspo!
Nail County, Millenia Walk, #02-20, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596. Phone (+65) 67790014
Glazed Donut Nails at Lash Blossom
Da Vinci says it best, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Hailey Bieber has embraced this wholeheartedly and introduced the concept of the glazed donuts nails in 2021. The model reintroduced the shiny, sheer white nails with her arrival at the Met Gala earlier this year. The so-called glazed donut nails, has then become one of the biggest nail trends of 2022.
Like its name suggests, the nail design mimics the glossy and glistening sugar glaze on top of a Krispy Kreme donut. The result: a slick and chic manicure perfect for a minimalist. Stunning!
Despite being a salon specialising in eyelash extensions, Lash Blossom has a knack for beautiful, delicate nails with an ultra-glossy finish. In a rush? Save time by getting your lashes as well as your mani and pedi done, ALL at the same. That’s the genius of this beauty studio.
Lash Blossom, 10 Anson Rd, #02-94 International Plaza, Singapore 079903. Phone (+65) 8799 0789
Paint Your Greens at The Nail Artistry
It’s official, the colour green has silently become one of the trademark colours for numerous luxury houses like Bottega Veneta and Hermes, as well as street brands like Zara. Now, green has also infiltrated the nail industry by being enormously popular among manicure enthusiasts. Nail designs with a touch of green are now a great way to bring a little bit of zest to your everyday look.
Jump on the badwagon and get your fill at The Nail Artistry, a premium, all-white, zen salon. Don’t have a specific design in mind? Fret not. Browse through a wide variety of designs in their catalogue and choose one that suits your personal style.
Stop by one of the many cafes in Katong for a cuppa and pastry treat after your appointment with them at the East Coast Road oulet! Ahhhh.. Does that not sound like a perfect Sunday afternoon to you?
The Nail Artistry, 27 East Coast Road, Singapore 428749. Phone or 1 Maju Avenue #01-23, myVillage, Singapore 556679. Phone (+65) 8800 9119
Metallic Accented Nails at Manicurious
This one is for those who love styles with a touch of grunge and edge. Silvers, golds and bronzes on nails have been hot for a while. Adding a metal accent to your nails is an easy way to up the ante on your manicure. If nail art isn’t your thing, opt for a polish with metallic flecks instead.
Get your metallic nail design tailored to your specifications at this cosy nail bar and café located right along Beach Road. Grab a few of your gal pals along, plunk down in their plush seats and enjoy an afternoon of chit chats and nail glam.
Manicurious, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189680. Phone (+65) 6333 9096