Blooming marvellous: Spring '22 nail colour trends

Spring is definitely in the air, and with Easter approaching we're all switching from winter-inspired hues to nail colours that are full of the joys of the season. For spring 2022, brands typically opt for pastels taking inspiration from florals with dream-like qualities.

These are timeless shades that will take us through from spring into early summer, and sure to be in demand from your clients…

The Orly Impressions Spring 2022 Collection is inspired by the muted pastel shades of oil paintings of the past.

Available in Orly nail lacquer and Orly GelFX gel polish formulations, the six colours include Parcs & Parasols, soft rosy brown crème; Danse With Me, a pastel peachy pink crème; Golden Afternoon, a buttercream crème; Artist's Garden, a pastel earthy green crème; Bleu Iris, a pastel cornflower blue; and Provence at Dusk, a lilac crème.

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Crystal Nails' Joy collection in their Royal Gel formulation features four new shades inspired by spring fashions.

These pastels are evocative of spring flowers, with colours including R186 Orchid Bloom, R187 Pastel Lilac, R188 Bubblegum and R189 Popcorn.

Crystal Nails' Royal Gel offers one layer coverage with high pigmentation and no need to apply a Top Coat.

The Manicure Company's Dreamland collection of gel polishes features airy hues and light-filled tones in spring-like pastel shades.

The collection of six new shades includes Misty Hills, a pastel green with a blue hue; Fleeting Memories, a pastel powder blue; REM, a warm pastel peach; Inspired Thoughts, a light sunny pastel yellow; Dreamcatcher, a cool-toned light beige; and Cloudburst, a pastel duck-egg blue with a hint of green.

The Manicure Company
051 364 492

The Full Bloom collection, available in Gelish gel polish and Gelish Dip, and Morgan Taylor nail lacquer formulations, features six fresh new hues. 

The colours celebrate the springtime's fresh floral hues encapsulated in crèmes and a delicate glitter that may be worn on its own or as an overcoat. 

Full Bloom colours include Bloom Service, a dusty teal crème; Best Buds, a pale blue crème; I Lilac What I'm Seeing, a dusty lilac crème; Plant One on Me, a salmon pink crème; Pick Me Please, pale pink crème; and Feeling Fleur-ty, a sheer pink glitter.

Creative Academy
01 429 5122

OPI has collaborated with Xbox for a gaming-inspired Spring collection of nail polish colours.

The OPI x Xbox collection features 12 shades inspired by Xbox Game Pass titles and gaming phrases in OPI GelColor, Infinite Shine and Nail Lacquer formulations, and selected shades available in OPI Powder Perfection.

Colours include Quest for Quartz, Pixel Dust, N00berry, Heart and Con-soul, Can't CTRL Me, Achievement Unlocked, Racing for Pinks, Sage Simulation, Suzi is My Avatar, The Pass is Always Greener, Trading Paint, and You Had Me at Halo.

Hennessy Hair & Beauty
021 4343436

Light Elegance ButterCream's Farms Market collection of six new on-trend colours is inspired by spring-time energy and the colours, smells and tastes found at local markets.

The nail gel formulations are packed with premium pigments and shimmers, with colours including Meet at the Market, muddy terracotta pink; Locally Grown, a creamy, pastel grey; Cherry Picke, a warm fuchsia base with tiny flecks of pink sparkle; Going Organic, a creamy, buff, neutral pink; Farm Fresh, a bright, bold tangerine meets brown; and Veggies & Vines, a cucumber green. 

Sweet Squared
01 408 9191

CND's Rise & Shine collection features a vibrant, charismatic palette of energetic and sunny colours.

The five new shades come in CND™ Shellac Brand Gel Polish and CND™ Vinylux™ Long Wear Polish and include Poppy Fields, a cheerful red; Oceanside, a vibrant turquoise; Violet Rays, a magnificent purple; Among the Marigolds, a delightful yellow, and Mind Over Matcha, a muddled light green.

Sweet Squared
01 408 9191

The Gellux Fee Spirit Collection has been created in collaboration with nail artist and Gellux expert Julie-Anne Lariviere, to encapsulate happy, carefree feelings. 

There are eight new vibrant shades ranging from neons to nudes, with each Gellux gel shade being chip and wear resistant when light-cured, including a sassy neon pink, a fresh mint green, happiness inducing orange, vivid cerise, a Mediterranean, and a pared back dusky pink.

Salon System
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