beauty trends 8 Holographic Nail Designs That Look Out of This World

It’s your manicure’s time to shine.

February 14, 2022
Holographic Nails


These days, it seems that every week there’s a new intricately-designed nail art trend being dubbed the next big thing. So far in 2022, eye-catching crystalized embellishments, marbled French tips and desert landscapes have been everywhere. And now, holographic nails are among the latest nail trends back on the hot list — and we must say, they are absolutely otherworldly (in a good way, of course).

While the holographic nails trend isn’t technically new, there’s a reason the high-shine look continues to be a top pick. For starters, there are so many colors and designs to choose from that are all equally out-of-this-world. The prismatic manicure also adds a futuristic touch to your nails without looking over-the-top. What’s more, holographic nails always turn out gorgeous, no matter the nail shape or length. 

So, if you’re looking to turn your manicure game up a notch, this iridescent trend won’t disappoint. Still not convinced? Keep scrolling for eight stunning holographic nail designs that are guaranteed to never go out of style.

1. Classic Holographic Nails

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re suckers for nail art, but sometimes a good ole classic manicure does just the trick. You can never go wrong with a holographic nail polish color for your base, like this look below.

2. Holographic French Tips

In the past, a French manicure featured a neutral (usually pinkish-nude) base and signature white tips on square-shaped nails. Now the OG nail trend is getting a major upgrade, too. Spice up the timeless trend with ultra-shiny metallic tips instead.

3. Holographic French Tips With Pearl Accents

Pearlcore is another 2022 trend making its way onto nails, hair and makeup looks. Zhuzh up your holographic French tips with the iridescent gems to really make a statement.

4. Holographic Swirls

Get the look of two on-trend nail designs in one manicure with holographic swirls. They’re the perfect mix of simple and whimsical and will make your nails look like a work of art.

5. Gradient Holographic Nails

If you’re an indecisive person when it comes to picking out a nail polish color, you’ve got to give these gradient holographic nails a try. This glitzy version allows you to keep things interesting with a couple of different shades.

6. Holographic Accents

Perhaps a holographic look might be a bit too bold for your taste — and that’s okay. Instead, you can keep the shimmering effect minimal with a simple accent, allowing you the best of both worlds.

7. Holographic Flame Nail Art

Level up your manicure with a cool and intricate design, such as these holographic flames. While this option is tricky to try on your own, it’s worth finding a talented nail artist to achieve this look because when done right, it's absolute fire.

8. Holographic Decals

For an easy DIY holographic manicure, paint your nails with a clear base coat and top them off with holographic nail art stickers for a fun flair.