Our Favourite Summer Nail Trends

1 June 2022

Summer is just around the corner, and we are desperately searching for exciting nail inspo and trends. We can all agree that it’s difficult to decide when it comes to the shape, colour, and design for our nails.  

Fresh, colourful, and unique are just some of the traits we kept in mind on our detective journey for the holy grail of summer nails.

If you’ve already started your search, or you know someone on the hunt for their dream nails, these are our favourite styles as of right now.

You don’t have to worry about doing all the hard work by yourself-we’ve got you covered! Here are the nail designs for the summer of 2022 that we recommend most. Happy browsing!

Minimal nail art

This is one of the most effortless and versatile nail trends for summer. No matter the shapes and colours, you should definitely try it for yourself at least once during this season. Are flowers not your style? Consider simple shapes, from dots to more abstract forms, find the style that fits you the most.

Source: @beautyspace_charlotte

Colourful french tips nails 

A classic design that never gets old? Aaaaaand… now with a twist! We think this works best with almond-shaped nails.  At the end of the day, it all comes down to your preference. And you know we would love to see what you are bringing to the table. Tag us on instagram with your summer nail inspo!

Source: @overglowedit

That's not all for French tips though ;) Another take on the classic French is a double French tip. We're seeing more and more of this trend all over. The perfect option for you if you like your classic mani but want to take it a step further than just different coloured tips.

Source: @saloni_dania

Swirly nails

This summer, we’re loving more abstract, artistic nail designs. If you’re a big fan of structured or loose patterns, this design can work both ways.  If you’re looking for a classy style with a twist then this design may be for you.

Source: @gems.nails.x

Bright colours nails

Brightly coloured nails have always been a ‘thing’ for summer nail inspo! They never go out of style and are simple, yet effective. Orange, green, and yellow are usually the most popular colour choices and they go great with all nail shapes!


Animal print nails

Animal print nails are one of the trendiest nail designs that keep coming back, season after season. From leopard and zebra, to cow print even, these patterns are perfect for edgier summery nails.

Source: @amahianails

3D nails

Lastly, this is one summer trend not to be slept on! 3D nails are huge right now. After all the Euphoria makeup hype that incorporated rhinestones and glitter, it was just a matter of time before that found its way onto our nails.

You can find all sorts of fun ways to rock the 3D trend, whether that's with a few rhinestones scattered around or the entire solar system floating on your nail beds, there's a 3D design for you ;)

Source: @chloes.claws

Whether you’re looking for something subtle for summer, nail art that is office-appropriate or perhaps eccentric and out-there (Ibiza here we come!) these are some of the designs that we give the Glaize stamp of approval for the season ahead. And don’t forget, you can always mix it up!