New year, new beauty trends!

Traditional nude polishes are on their way out. Glitter is, thankfully, being replaced by much-easier-to-remove metallics. Brights are big. Want more? Check  out the 2017 nail trends…

High Contrast

“2017 is all about high-contrast and high-impact color,” says Miss Pop (Nail Artist). “And these shades are not gently blended. They’re boldly swathed across the nail in bands, triangles, and other geometric shapes.” So pull out your primaries — as well as other bright shades, like lime green and bright yellow — and go bold with your nails.


1.OPI Nail Lacquer in Gargantuan Green Grape, $10, available at Ulta Beauty. | 2.Dermelect Me Nail Color in Buzz-Worthy, $14, available at Dermelect. | 3.NARS Nail Polish in Ikiru, $20, available at NARS.| 4. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Amazing Grace, $18, available at Deborah Lippmann. | 5.Essie Nail Color in Butler, Please, $9, available at Macy’s. | 6.Butter London Patent Shine Nail Lacquer in Her Majesty’s Red, $18, available at Butter London.

Earth Tones

According to Bland (Nail artist and Smith & Cult ambassador ), black polishes are on their way out. “They had their run, but earth tones will reign supreme next year,” she says. Poole (Sally Hansen global color ambassador) agrees, pointing to transitional colors like neutrals, browns, and gray tones.


1. Chanel Le Vernis in Garçonne, $28, available at Chanel. | 2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Nirvana, $18, available at Sephora. | 3. Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Lacquer in Make My Clay, $8.99, available in December at Ulta Beauty. | 4. Formula X Nail Polish in Gray Matter, $10.50, available at Sephora. | 5. Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Zoulou, $50, available at Sephora. | 6. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Bitter Bitch, $36, available at Tom Ford.

Texture Play

The easiest trend for 2017? Changing up your manicure’s finish. “This will be popular because it’s incredibly subtle, and creates textures that reflect beautifully off light,” Bland says. We love it because you only need to add one bottle to your nail repertoire — either a matte or a high-shine topcoat.


1.Butter London Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat, $18, available at Ulta Beauty. | 2.Nails Inc. 45 Second Top Coat with Kensington Caviar, $15, available at Sephora. | 3. Ciaté London Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects in Coconut Top Coat, $9, available at Sephora. | 4. OPI Matte Top Coat, $10, available at Ulta Beauty. | 5.Dolce & Gabbana High Shine Coat, $27.50, available at Saks Fifth Avenue. | 6. Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat, $5.49, available at Target. | 7. Smith & Cult Flatte Top Coat, $18, available at Birchbox.

Pretty Pastels

After seasons and seasons of nudes, pastels are finally coming back into the fold, according to Poole. “It’s a nice change of pace from barely-there shades,” she says. Sure, pastels for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking. But they sure do make for a gorgeous manicure.


1.MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Babysplit, $5.20, available at MAC. | 2.Jin Soon Nail Polish in Keppel, $18, available at Jin Soon. | 3.Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Blue Orchid, $18, available at Nordstrom. | 4.Essie Nail Color in French Affair, $8.50, available at Essie. | 5.Burberry Beauty Nail Polish in No. 414, $22, available at Nordstrom. | 6.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Vapid, $10, available at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Metallics & Chrome

Skip your glitter in 2017. Metallic and chrome polishes are the big winners for textured lacquers. We especially love the shades that look like melted-down metals — golds, bronzes, and pewters are all cool options.
1.Gucci Bold High-Gloss Lacquer in Metallic Sand, $29, available at Gucci. | 2. Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Lacquer in Therapewter, $8.99, available in December at Ulta Beauty. | 3.Nails Inc. Sweet Almond Nail Polish in Mayfair Market, $14, available at Sephora. | 4.Essie Mirror Metallics Nail Polish Collection in No Place Like Chrome, $9, available at Ulta Beauty. | 5.Julep Nail Polish in Aubrey, $14, available at Julep. | 6. Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in 1972, $18, available at Birchbox. |7. Dior Vernis in Metal Montaigne, $27, available at Nordstrom.