Lavender Nails Are Back Just in Time For Spring

Lavender Nails Are Back Just in Time For Spring

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From milk-bath manicures to “glazed-doughnut” finishes and even the “supermodel” nail look, there’s no shortage of nail ideas out there. But recently, industry experts are predicting that we’ll see a rise in one particular color: lavender nails.

Back in 2023, digital lavender nails were all the rage. “This color was named by trend forecasting website WSGN — along with its sister company Coloro — as 2023’s color of the year,” celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec tells PS. “We saw it everywhere from runways to nail and makeup looks.”

Now, light purple nails in various forms are taking over. “Lavender always invokes the feeling of spring for me,” celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein says. “It’s such a tranquil color.” If you’ve immediately started searching for lavender nail ideas, you’ll likely find numerous manicures that can fit your personal aesthetic because the shade is so versatile.

“It’s a non-boring neutral that still has some pizzazz,” Kandalec says. Whether you’re a fan of glitter, negative-space designs, or a classic french nail art, lavender-themed manicures will never steer you wrong.

While single-color manicures are an easy way to get in on the fun, there are so many lavender nail designs to choose from that you’re going to want to dedicate a whole Pinterest board to the ones you’ll find from a simple Google search. To help you narrow down your options, we went ahead and rounded up the best lavender nail ideas that you should consider replicating at your next manicure appointment. Trust us: you may want to call ahead and secure your spot in your favorite nail tech’s chair now.

Digital Lavender Nails

Digital lavender nails are as versatile as any pastel shade. Here, they’re incorporated into an ombr french tip with purple dots at the tip of each finger.

Lavender Acrylic Manicure

Amp up your next lavender acrylic set with multicolored gems, like the ones seen here.

Shimmery Lavender Nails

To level-up your lavender nail art, “Try using chrome effects to create a gloss and high shine,” Gerstein says.

Lavender French Tips

French manicures will continue to trend this year, so why not combine the two trends for a chic and timeless look? These nails can take you from work to happy hour in a breeze.

Matte Lavender Nails

A simple way to make a manicure stand out is by adding a matte top coat. Try these matte lavender nails for an easy hack that ensures your nails won’t be missed.

Ombré Lavender Nails

These lavender ombré nails remind us of all the best parts of spring. The addition of crystal glitter will make this manicure sparkle in the light.

Ariel Baker is the associate editor for PS Beauty. Her areas of expertise include celebrity news, beauty trends, and product reviews. She has additional bylines with Essence and Forbes Vetted.


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