Nail Trends Of 2024: Inks, Magnetic gels, Texture and More

Nail Trends Of 2024: Inks, Magnetic gels, Texture and More

Hello, and Happy New Year 2024! It's been an exciting year for nail trends with chrome nails, duck nails, 3D jewelry nails, bubble/ice nails, and many more. While the year has just started, I have already identified some emerging trends that I think will dominate 2024. These are solely my opinions based on what I have observed from talented nail artists and product distributors. Let's discuss these new trends and see if you agree or if you know of any other trends that I may have missed. Let's talk about trendy nails!

Magnetic gels

It seems that magnetic gels are becoming increasingly popular in 2024! I was delighted to see that some brands have released reflective glitter magnetic gels (which happens to be my favorite) for the holiday season. Recently, I have also noticed a new type of magnetic gel look that is gaining popularity. It involves using much finer magnetic glitter particles to create a super smooth dimension, almost like a mist of glitter particles that resembles airbrushed glitter, giving a true velvet look. Companies such as Ice Gel, Riposo, and Leafgel have released their own collections such as Mist Star Galaxy, Pulling Gleam, and Space Opera Silky respectively. As we delve deeper into magnetic gel nail art, we are now able to use various magnet shapes, positions, and sizes, and create a silkier, smoother dimension with these new gels. It's super satisfying, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Of course, F Gel couldn't be left behind, and they have their own version, the Rosy Collection.


Freestyling designs with inks and metallic inks is a nail art trend that started gaining momentum in 2023 and is expected to continue in 2024. Although inks have been around for 3-4 years, we are now seeing brands coming out with fall and summer tones, metallic inks, and inks with shimmer or glitter that we have never seen before.

Some brands have figured out how to make inks that don't need to go on top of matte surfaces. This means you can skip the extra matte top coat layer or buffing out the nails and just play with inks and alcohol to make a beautiful dimensional design like marbling, nuance, or even painting flowers.

Currently, I do not own any alcohol inks. However, a great go-to artist who has mastered inks is Lauren of Inspobynails. I reached out to her a couple of days ago because I want to hop on the ink train, and she was super helpful and gave me some recommendations and information before I made my purchase.

She did mention that Korean inks are more like liquid watercolor and super easy to just dab some color on the nail. They offer more nuance but are not really "marble." These are great tips for deciding what product to use, right?"

Black is the new... Black?

Black is a timeless color, and Korean nail art has been incorporating it into their designs in new and interesting ways. They add just a touch of black with a black bow or black magnetic or reflective gel, or go full-on kitsch-goth with nail charms, stones, studs, and everything that fits on the nail. Korean gel brands have also released black-white color collections, such as the F Gel Shadow collection of black and white syrup gels. Adding a little bit of black or going all-out can give a super chic, edgy, and sophisticated look.

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Texture n Metals

In 2023, many jewelry brands introduced their own versions of puddy-like molding 3D gels that allowed us to create our own rings and cuffs. These gels were combined with high-quality chrome pigments to give the jewelry a realistic look. In 2024, the fashion world is bringing back silver accessories, which we will see in the form of silver chrome accents on nails. These accents will include liquid chrome blobs on nails mixed with chains and studs to create a more organic nail art style. I love this type of design because it allows for freedom without having to worry about achieving a perfectly straight line or detail. Don't put away your chrome powders just yet, because they will be needed this year.


Peachy Season

Finally, the Pantone color of the year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz. Peach Fuzz is a soft and velvety peach color that symbolizes inclusivity, and it has become a trend in the world of nail polish. One of our favorite nail polish product distributors has curated a list of Peach Fuzz gel colors, so that we can stay on trend. As for me, I love a little bit of sparkle in any form, and that's why I adore the Mayour Glaze Syrup Gel collection. It has the most beautiful and subtle sparkle, which is perfect for creating an effortless manicure.

So there you have it! I wanted to share my predictions for the upcoming nail trends in the year 2024. I've been observing various nail art styles and techniques, and I believe that we'll see more minimalist designs, bold color combinations, and holographic finishes. What do you think of my predictions? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Thank you for joining me this week as we explored some Korean gel goodness. I hope you found it helpful and informative. I look forward to sharing more with you next week!


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