I’m getting used to local shops shutting down, but I’ve noticed nail bars are among the few rallying the high street. They’re opening here in Edinburgh.
I’ve also seen some incredible nail art, and I’m not quite sure why it wasn’t a big thing before, as surely it’s a chance to treat yourself, dabble with body art in a less permanent way than tattoos and generally dazzle!
Why is a geeky blog writing about nail art? Firstly, it’s still art, and secondly, if you’re not already convinced there’s geek cred here, then the expected boom in Halloween nail art may do it.
Booksy, a platform for finding and making appointments with beauty and wellness professionals, have tracked a 90% increase in Google searches over time.
The site also has the talented Alice McNails, who offers nail art as an ambassador. Alice has predicted Halloween nail art inspiration for 2022 and provided some amazing examples.
Halloween nail art ideas
Alice’s predictions are;
- Spooky Stranger Things-inspired hand-painted designs
- Creepily classic horror films
- Chilling chrome cobwebs
- Ghoulish 3D blood or neon dripped
- Eerie Eyeball art
Halloween nail art photographs
Geek Native has permission to share a sample of Alice’s many designs. Why so many? Alice explains;
Halloween is my favourite time of year for nails, even people who don’t usually get nail art choose to for the spooky season!
Based on orders and bookings, 2022’s Halloween nail art trends will be for the classics. Alice notes;
I am being asked for hand-painted Halloween scenes inspired by iconic movies like Scream, Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
You can’t go wrong with classically inspired Halloween nails, chrome cobwebs in black or nude with a high shine chrome. I am also seeing Beetlejuice-coloured nails, 3D blood or neon dripped, graveyard scenes with shadow effects, witchy and gothic vibes, and bats and tombstones.
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