The Top Nail Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Festival Season

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With the summer heating up, it’s officially time to name the nail looks of the season. And brand-new research conducted by SpaSeekers.com has the numbers to prove which of the dozens of micro-trends have stayed around to be named the top nail trends of festival season. With an emphasis on shine and cute aesthetic nail art, the stand-out looks of the season span the hot girl music fest vibe to the ever-effervescent strawberry girl. SpaSeekers.com named the top ten most popular nail trends around the world for the summer season of 2024 based on a combination of Google search increases and TikTok data.

And it’s on TikTok where the biggest trend of the summer was born: Chrome nails.

Data Says Chrome Nails are the Trend of the Summer

With over 151 million views on TikTok and 83 percent search growth in the last year, chrome nails are the aesthetic that keeps on giving. An endlessly customizable look born from a love of reflective shine, this is easily a look you can take from day to night to festival with ease. In this list, you’ll see chrome nail mini-trends like tips and flames have taken other spots in the top ten list, proving that chrome is really the most powerful trend of the summer.

Rank  Nail Trend  
1  Chrome nails 
2  Chrome tip nails 
3  Cherry nails 
4  Summer flower nails 
5  Strawberry nails 
6  Airbrush nails 
7  Lime, turquoise, and orange tie-dye nails 
8  Splash nails 
9  Chrome flame nails 
10  Disco nails 
Ranking provided by SpaSeeker.com

The Top Nail Trend of the Summer

Want to stay on top of summer nail trends but need an office-appropriate look? Don’t count out chrome nails. This glamorous effect is definitely a festival-season staple for a reason, but the right color can take chrome from fun and flirty to straight-up elegant. Consider going with a nude or off-white color in a chrome finish for an updated version of this stand-out summer trend.

Dip into the chrome trend with this french tip chrome look, an excellent way to experiment with color and finish without sacrificing that upscale look. The french manicure‘s lasting power as a nail style makes it the perfect look to customize, and sneaking in that shiny finish adds a whole new dimension.

Alongside chrome nails, the top nail trends of festival season have something in common: they’re so cute.

Outside of the fruity nail trends dominating the moment, we’re also seeing some playful florals and abstract splashes gain traction on TikTok and Google searches. All of them have an adorable aesthetic that leans towards the ultra femme that makes us think that the Strawberry Girl looks might just make a return this season.

We’ve all seen the rise in food-related beauty trends in moments like strawberry makeup and glazed donut nails, and this new data proves they’re here to stay for the summer of 2024. With cherry nails spotted on Hailey Bieber, we’ve actually seen fruity nails in general having a moment in the spotlight, and the ‘strawberry girl’ trend is picking up steam again on TikTok (47.4 million videos). Cherry nails have seen an 83% increase in searches versus 2022-23.

A Splash of the Ultra Colorful

Summer is the best time to play with color, and the data backs that up. With colorful airbrush aura nails and splash nails making the top ten most popular nail trends of the summer, there’s never been a better time to go bold with your mani.

The vibe of the function is joy and your aura fits right in. We always love a good airbrush moment, but add in a cute aura in your color of choice and you’ve got the number six most popular nail trend of festival season.

How could anyone say no to these adorable splash nails? Festival season is all about the creative and playful part of ourselves, and the surging popularity of splash nails proves it.

Chrome Flame and Disco Nails

And if your summer destinations includes a music festival or two, these are the eye-catching nail trends that will stand out this festival season.

Chrome appears yet again, but this time with a fiery twist. Be the bad girl at the festival with this gorgeous chrome flame decal that works on long and short nails!

And finally, make any moment a dance floor with these light-catching disco nails. Check out that glitter seam detail that really makes the finished product look 3D!

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