It’s official—these are the biggest nail trends of 2023, according to experts

The nail category has had quite the boom in recent years, and in 2023 nail trends aren’t going anywhere. In fact, nail colours and nail art(opens in new tab) is easily one of our most closely followed trends here at Marie Claire. Everything from Hailey Bieber’s glazed-donut nails(opens in new tab) and TikTok’s red-nail theory(opens in new tab) to the modern French manicure(opens in new tab) and neon designs (opens in new tab)have us in awe. In fact, if the past few months are anything to go by, 2023 might just be the biggest year for nail trends ever. And we’re here for it.

With limitless creativity at our fingertips (quite literally) and salons now offering a variety of styles to choose from, we’ve never seen so many innovative designs and fresh techniques. So far this year, it’s been all about imagination on our nails with optical illusion designs, cat eye techniques and Barbiecore galore.

But, if nail art isn’t your thing, don’t fret! Nail condition is getting the spotlight; focusing on hydration, health and unpolished beauties. Here, the pros discuss all of the trends we’re going to see everywhere next year, plus how to try them yourself.