We may only be two months into the new year, but celebrity manicures are coming in hot - and just as pro nail artists predicted, elevated, minimal, and chic nail colors seem to be the theme for 2022. While some of last year's celebrity nail looks could be described as delightfully over the top, particularly given the fact that pandemic restrictions were just easing up and people were able to make up for lost time at the nail salon, the designs we've been seeing of late feature much more neutral polish colors and trends that can easily go from hanging out at home to dinner with friends.
This, experts say, will continue to be the trend throughout the year: "We can anticipate shades that are a bit more casual and wearable," Rita Remark, Essie global lead educator, previously told POPSUGAR.
So, while last year our favorite celebrities like Saweetie, Megan Thee Stallion, and Rowan Blanchard, were rocking extendo nails, colorful geometric designs, and multicolored french tips, in 2022 you can expect to see softer, more wearable shades with much more subtle nail art (with many celebrities reserving those dramatic nail designs for special occasions like Valentines Day or the Super Bowl).
If you're looking for inspiration ahead of your next manicure, we've rounded up the best celebrity nails of 2022 so far, ahead.