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Want to slay the nail game in 2023? Look no further, because we’re sharing this year’s hottest nail trends. 

This year, the nail industry is taking things to the next level with some electrifying new styles that will surely turn heads. From showstopping 3D nail art to playful jelly nails, we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s going to be all the rage in 2023. So sit back, relax, and be prepared to update your nail inspo folder as we dive into this year’s most exciting nail trends. 

Nail Slugging

OK, so this isn’t a type of manicure – but every great nail look has to start with a strong foundation! Nail slugging is an ingenious way to cure dry or brittle nails, so that your actual nail designs can look incredible. 

The trend has taken TikTok by storm, racking up 3.1M views already. Inspired by hair and skin slugging, it simply means applying Vaseline or any other thick, petroleum-based jelly to your nails and cuticles morning and night. The idea is that the jelly forms a barrier that helps to lock in moisture, keeping the nails and cuticles hydrated and healthy. Plenty of beauty lovers have been swearing by this technique for encouraging growth and overall nail and cuticle health.

Chrome Nails

You can thank the trendsetting queen Hailey Bieber for this alluring nail trend. From her pearlescent ‘glazed donut’ take to futuristic metallics and unicorn-like pastels, chrome nails add an otherworldly touch of glamour to any look, check out Gel Co London’s Tiffany product. You can have a lot of fun with chrome, whether you choose it as an all over or accent colour. Use it to upgrade classic styles like French manicures, make the texture even richer with a foil, or add a playful touch by opting for swirls. 

3D Nails

If you’re a fan of larger-than-life nail art, you’re in luck! 3D nails are on the rise, and there are styles for every taste. You can create striking sculptural looks with gel, or go for an ultra luxe look with rhinestones and crystals. If you want to be even bolder, why not try nail jewellery? If you can’t get enough of the rings on your fingers, you can also add mini piercings and chains to your nails.  

Jelly Nails 

Vibrant colours and ‘dopamine dressing’ are big in the fashion world, so it’s no surprise that the trend has trickled into the nail industry. To create the vivacious look, you’ll need a special sheer or ‘jelly’-like polish that offers a translucent appearance. This allows for layering, which lets you create bold colour combinations reminiscent of your favourite jelly sweets. Make the look even more juicy (and trendy) by adding a 3D drip effect! 

So, there you have it! Whether you’re a fan of natural nails or daring designs, there’s something for everyone in 2023. Explore our range of gels here.