Nail artists share 6 nail trends that are in and 6 that are out this fall

  • Insider asked three nail professionals about design trends that are in and out this fall.

  • The experts said chrome designs, natural and cool tones, and French tips will be popular.

  • But accent nails, neon colors, and extra-long acrylics are falling out of the limelight.

Variations on chrome nails are continuing to trend for fall.

Mude nail manicure with gold chrome accents.
Chrome is expected to trend in a more elevated way this fall.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

Chrome nails peaked last year when Hailey Bieber sported her glazed-donut manicure, and the trend's popularity hasn't stopped.

This fall though, consider trying chrome nails with a twist, according to Hayley Dang, nail artist at Bellacures.

"It now comes in various different colorways and can be applied in a way that enhances nail art as opposed to a simple 'all over' chrome application," she told Insider.

Natural-looking nails are going to remain a popular trend.

Nude-colored manicure.
Natural manicures are a minimalist, fresh style.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

Minimalist nails are expected to stay popular through the fall, according to celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann.

"Many are taking breaks from their usual gel or acrylic manicures and freshening it up with a very light, natural manicure to keep their nails healthy," she told Insider.


French manicures are still going strong.

Chrome French tip manicure.
There are many ways to elevate a French manicure.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

French manicures — especially when styled with a thin tip — have grown drastically in popularity, according to Lippmann.

"Those that want a pop of color but don't want to commit to a full nail can change the color of their tip to match any look or aesthetic," the manicurist told Insider. "For an added glam, chrome or designs can be added."

Aura nails offer unique gradient designs.

Black and gray aura-gradient nail art.
The aura nail trend is a fresh take on gradient nail art.Tigra09/Shutterstock

Aura nails have been blowing up on social media, according to Dang.

The nail artist explained that the style's outer-to-inner gradient gives a subtle nod to auras — spiritual energy surrounding a life source.

"This look has transitioned into different airbrushed styles and adds a level of creativity to any nail look," Dang told Insider.

Red nails are simple yet remain a classy staple.

Red manicure with striped background.
Different shades of red nail polish will be popular this fall.Natali Pink/Shutterstock

Having red nails is one of the easiest ways to look classy without putting in much effort, Lippmann told Insider.

"Red is going to be a major color for fall clothing trends and the same goes for nails," she said.  "I have already seen a rise in red manicures, and it will definitely go into the fall."

Spooky goth-glam nails are on the rise.

Manicure with black French tips and red rhinestones.
Goth-glam nails have a mixture of dark and neutral colors.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

The gothic trend encompasses all things dark and dramatic. Think shades of black, purple, and red as well as gothic-inspired nail accessories.

"With the rise of goth-glam trends across the beauty space, I expect the goth-glam nail trend of darker colors and neutrals to be a popular trend," Lippmann told Insider.

On the other hand, ombré nails are becoming less popular.

An 'X' pointing at an ombré manicure.
Ombré nails are out this fall.Sadash/Shutterstock

Ombré nails are dying out with the increasing number of new techniques, according to Dang.

"The look is a bit dated in comparison to the latest trends, especially with chrome and aura nails on the rise," the nail artist said.

It's officially time to say goodbye to the accent nail.

An 'X' pointing at an accent nail with glitter.
Accent nails are no longer popular.Neal Bryant/Shutterstock

According to Dang, the ever-popular accent nail has officially lost its momentum.

"Rather than opting for one accent nail, most are opting for a more seamless, streamlined look, whether it be all accent nails or a more minimalist style," she said.

Cooler tones are replacing neon nails to complement the season.

An 'X' pointing at a neon manicure.
Neon nails are being replaced by cooler tones.Skinny boy/Shutterstock

In anticipation of fall, Lippmann said neon manicures will be replaced by darker and cool-toned nails.

"Many love neon nails in the warmer months, especially when you are out and about in the sun, but you can expect this trend to die down as the cooler months come in," the manicurist told Insider

Jelly nails will likely become less popular this season.

An 'X' pointing at a jelly-nail design.
Jelly nails won't be super popular this fall.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

Another summer trend that's dying out is jelly nails — a manicure with a translucent finish, mimicking the look of jelly.

According to Lippmann, this unconventional nail trend will be replaced by more seasonal colors, including reds, greens, and browns.

Natural lengths are replacing extra-long nail enhancements.

An 'X' pointing at extra-long nails.
Extra-long nails will be replaced by more natural shapes.Huan N. Phan/Shutterstock

It's time to move beyond extreme nail shapes, according to La Juana Smith-Huebner, nail artist and owner of The SPAaaht. These extra-long nails are morphing into modest and functional lengths.

"Death of the coffin nail shape is birthing the medium stiletto and returning to subtle almond and gently well-shaped nails," she told Insider.

Rock-star nails are a fading nail trend.

An 'X' pointing at glitter-gel nails.
Rock-star nails are out and minimalist designs are in.Bambambu/Shutterstock

The rock-star nail trend — a glitter-gel application — was all the rage back in the 2010s, according to Dang. But it's become totally dated.

The nail artist recommended replacing this fading manicure trend with a more stylish, minimalist design.

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