Five trending manicure ideas to get your nails ready for spring

Zoe Cripps OK! beauty editor

By Zoe Cripps

Zoe is OK! Head Of Beauty and covers celebrity beauty news, product launches and helpful beauty hacks.
Five trending manicure ideas to get your nails ready for spring
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Are you looking for inspiration for your next salon manicure? Look no further because we have all of spring's trendiest nail designs here to help transform your regular mani into a next-level look.

With the warmer weather and sunnier days seeing pastels, florals, cornflower blues and white French tips trend on TikTok and Instagram, now is the time to ditch your dark winter shades and try out one of these trendy designs for yourself.

From TikTok-viral lipgloss nails to a twist on a classic French mani, here's what to ask for at your next salon appointment, or for you to recreate at home for yourself.

Simple smileys

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Copy the look: This is one look that can be recreated at home without much skill required. All you need to do is pick a glossy neutral shade of base polish to complement your skin tone and pick up a pack of nail stickers in your preferred design. Once your base shade has dried, stick a sticker on the chosen nail (or nails) and then go over it with a glossy top coat.

We love: Nail Hq Nail Lacquer, worth £6.99 but available in this month’s All About You Beauty Box, from £7.50 for first-time subscribers and packed with six products worth over £105. You can check it out here.

Your box will contain a Nail HQ Nail Lacquer in one of three trending neutral colours. You’ll receive either Espresso, a deep dusty pink, Mocha, a cool-toned stone shade, or Latte, soft muted pink – all perfect for copying this inspo mani look at home.

Blue French


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The French manicure is still very much on-trend, but spring sees a few new variations on the classic white and neutral pink look. We love the use of cornflower blue on the tips of this design, with the added detail of a dot on each nail.

Blue swirls

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Swirly nails are a huge trend for spring with white and blue colourways dominating. We love the simplicity of this look, and we'll definitely be saving it for our next holiday abroad because it's making us think of Mediterranean waters.

Lipgloss nails

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If you've been on TikTok or Instagram recently, you've probably spotted lipgloss nails doing the rounds. This seriously pretty pink colour works on all skin tones and is the perfect natural nail boost if you only want a little bit of glossy colour added. Lipgloss nails are also a big trend in the celeb world at the moment, with JLo kicking off the craze last month and Sabrina Elba debuting her own take on the mani at the Oscars.

Purple haze

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Lilac was a big colour trend last summer and it's set to be just as popular this spring. We love the subtle ombré effect of this manicure, which also features reverse French base detailing. Extra points go for the trendy glazed effect the nails have.