Nail Design in 2018: The 20 Hottest Trends to Follow

This year has had some ups and downs in all the fields ever. The music industry has had its moments; talk about Jason Derulo rising all the way to the top?! We’ve also seen some strange beauty hacks that include the usage of weird sponges for applying foundations, or have you seen those ”powder before foundation” videos? So weird I know. The fashion industry is being ridiculous more and more every year, and who could forget about the U.S. politics charade? But anyways, we are here today to talk about nails, right? We are here to give you the best 20 and undeniably beautiful nail designs. Let’s see if you’ve been trendy enough throughout this whole year.


Hottest Nail Designs Trends in 2018

The following list has the 20 hottest nail designs that you must have seen at one point on someone, if not on yourself. However, if you feel somewhat discluded for not rocking any of these, it is time to change that. There is still enough of time for you to be a part of the 2017 statement nails. Be sure to go with the most appealing ones that will leave everyone breathless!


#1: The Endless Class

Classic French nail design idea


The endlessly classic and beautiful French nail manicure will always be a trend. In 2017 this nail design has been mostly loved and worn by workaholic women and real ladies. Be sure to get this manicure as often as you can, because if you didn’t know; men love it the most!

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#2: You Are My Cup Of Tea

Dark Matte nail design

Ever heard of this old saying? Of course, you did! Ever ended up getting your nails manicured like this? Ehh, maybe not so much. However, this rounded nail design with dark and mysterious tones looks hot and wanted. Some edgy twist on the ring finger is exactly what this mono manicure needed. Make sure to get these nails for a house party by the end of this year.


#3: Purple Style

Glittery Purple nail color idea

If purple is the way you like to sway, this amazing nail design is calling out to you. In 2017 this manicure has been one of the best hits. You’ve probably seen these nails or their replica on some of your friends, but mostly on the Red Carpet and Hollywood stars. They are perfect for fancy nights and runway models.


#4: Hit The Party

Radium Nail design

Glow in the dark manicure? Yes, please. This whole year has been fulfilled with festivals and parties. If you are going to a club with this manicure you will definitely get a lot of attention. This might be perfect for you party animals, or women who have been avoiding something this bold throughout the whole year. It is time to change that and to have a wild fiesta.


#5: Royally White

Royalty White nail idea

Royally white nails are super trendy in 2018. Whoever is a fan of longer nails with lighter colors has probably had them done like this a few times by now. The best part is that you can wear this manicure to any event and look smoking hot.


#6: Light Chrome

Everyone has been loving chrome, that is undeniable. However, the length and the colors that you choose to go with are differentiating these types of manicures. In this case, lighter and more subtle ombre effect is super bold and cute at the same time. Imagine having these during the summer? Everyone will be fascinated by the beauty of your nails.


#7: Mad For Chrome

Are you a bigger chrome fanatic than the previous picture is showing? If so, let’s get your nails fully mono and chromo! This trend has been seen everywhere, and mostly in pink and golden chrome tone.


#8: Spring Was Here

Floral Nails for Spring

If you are a flower child and you love everything that blossoms lets make your nails super hip. This nail design has been cherished and mostly seen during the Spring. Super brave and bold women will definitely do this manicure once again no matter which season it is.

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#9: Purple Glaze Is Amaze

 Purple with flower nail art for women

These purple nails with stunning flowers should be legally banned. How can anything look this pretty, it is sore for my eyes! That’s why you should be wearing them only for some special events, such as prom or gala weddings. They are definitely not appropriate for your supermarket visitations.


#10: Retro Style

beautiful orange dot nail idea for women

Polka dot will always be in fashion, and we can see why. These trendy nails with orange color are super appropriate for summer. Imagine being on a beach, tanning, and holding a cocktail in your hand; with these orange nails popping out. Statement pieces everywhere!


#11: It’s All In The Details

Monochromatic Matte Short Nails

Women tend to avoid black and white colors a little too often. They believe that they look dead and unwanted. But, if you add a rose sticker with some statement rings as these ones you are in for a good time! These can suddenly be your work nails or your date nights nails; the choice is up to you.


#12: Your Baby

A perfect example of super bold and vivid nails, unlike the previous ones. This 2017 nail design hit has been seen a lot on younger women. We can totally agree that these look like they came out of ”Candy Shop” music video. And believe it or not, it’s been 12 years since this song came out. I feel old.

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#13: Peacock Is Pinky

Peacock pink nail design for girl

Remember the ”Peacock” song that Katy Perry sings? This manicure looks like it’s been inspired by that song. Super cute, bright and detailed manicure is something that women are drawn to easily. Speaking of draws, you better find someone who is brave and precise enough to draw this for you. You don’t want your peacock to end up looking like a dead, beat up fish.


#14: Marvel

Marvel nail design for girl

We are seeing some Captain America and Wonder Woman colors. And how couldn’t we? The Marvel comics have been killing it this year, and that’s why these nails have a special place on our list.

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#15: Subtle Watermelon

This little subtle watermelon art is something you don’t see every day. As you’ve probably noticed, these nails have been painted on both sides. You’ve probably seen this trend during this year, but not in these colors and this print. Women mostly tend to get them in white or pink colors, the inner part of the nail that is. That’s because that way the nails look the sharpest and cleanest.


#16: Party Is My Middle Name

Bling Party Nail design

Are you a party animal? How about a golden color lover? Or what if you are a party animal who is a golden color lover? You are in luck since these nails have everything you need! They are long, gold, bold, classy and just right for the sexiest and prettiest women. If you go to a party with these nails be ready to hand out your nail ladies number, a lot!

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#17: Not A Subtle Watermelon

Watermelon nail design idea for women

Some of you ladies are not fans of subtle manicures, and we get you. If you are looking for something bold and juicy, this watermelon art should be your choice. These stiletto nails, as well, look like they’ve been inspired by Katy Perry’s music videos. And that totally makes sense since Katy Perry has been killing it on the stage lately.


#18: Mean Tiger

Are you a woman who likes to be bold and rawr’s a lot? Luckily for you, fur and cheetah will always be in fashion, as well as in 2018. This nail design has been lit and just right for posh princesses who love to steal the spotlight.


#19: Little Tiger

Tiger Nail Designs

Now if you are more on the quiet side, that doesn’t mean you can’t have cheetah nails. This mini version has been loved worldwide and styled by a lot of older women as well. They are trendy and adorn mostly because of their low maintenance and short appealing look.


#20: Too Stylish

Actually, when I think about it, there isn’t anything that is too stylish in this world. Yeah, these nails do look a little bit extra, but definitely not too stylish. They have been a trend in this year mostly because of the Kardashians and their brave and strong nail game. However, your nails don’t have to necessarily end up looking like these. If you are a fan of weird shapes, long nails, and super sparkly ones, you know what to do and where to go.

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Hottest Nail Designs for Trendy Women


The trendiest and best-looking nail designs have been listed in the list above. We can agree that they are all super pretty and beautiful, but it is up to you and your preferences to know which design to go for. But have no fear when choosing, and just remember that whichever you do choose to go with has previously been a trend at one point during this year.

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