Nailing Your Look: The Hottest Nail Trends Of 2018 So Far

Kate RussellBy Kate Russell on July 25th, 2018

2018 has been a whirlwind of trends in the hair and beauty world, so far. Nail trends have taken a particular front-running position for coolest and most creative looks. It’s only just over half way through the year and we’ve been loving the spring and summer trends we’ve seen, so far.

Here are some of our favourites.

Half-moon nails

Pretty much the opposite of a French tip, half-moon nails focus on creating the perfect semi-circle, half-moon at the base of your nail bed, rather than the perfectly cut off French manicured-tip. We saw anything from deep maroon to black or even very subtle neutral shades and we loved how this trend was chic and particularly wearable for a nail trend, which often tend to be a touch more dramatic.

Picasso nails

It’s got to be one of the most creative nail art trends we’ve seen this year. Picasso nails takes the iconic shapes and abstract features of the famous artist’s work and translates it into the most artistic of manicures. Set on natural or super-bright backgrounds, the line drawings take a minimalistic route and each nail features a different image.

Fruity nails

The perfect look for summertime, fruity nails continue to trend across social media and nail salons worldwide. Whether you love a watermelon or pineapple, or a different fruit for every finger, this is the trend for the most tropical-feeling manicure. Grab yourself a piña colada and indulge yourself in a set of fruit nails.

Marble nails

The interior trend that took over nails everywhere, marble nails are continuing their moment in the spotlight. From white bases with soft grey marble prints to more obvious used of black and colour, this look can be synced up with anything from your phone case to your kitchen worktops.

Minimal nails

Earlier this year, minimal nails took a leading role in the nail trends world. From simple geometric lines to individual spots in the centre of the nail, minimalistic, radically simple designs were key. Keeping it extra simple, designed were added to either natural base nails or straightforward clear polish to ensure they were kept as minimal as possible.


Creative nail art

Back in January, the trend of nail art was becoming ultra-creative. From full nails of gleaming, ice-like Swarovski crystals to reincarnations of Kim Kardashians famous derriere on a nail, we saw it all. Think nail art on top of nail art with intricate line drawings on the nail, layered with anything from sequins to glitter or crystals. The more creative, the better.

From the deliciously fruity nail looks to the chic and sophisticated marble trend, 2018 has bought nail trends like no other. Whether you love intricate nail art or solid block bright colours, there has been something for everyone. Here at Salon Saver, we’re looking forward to seeing which trends the autumn and winter seasons bring and we will be sure to report back on all of our favourites.


What have your favourite nail trends been so far this year? Share yours with us in the comments on Facebook and Twitter.

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