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I’m a Celebrity Nail Stylist– These Are the Top Manicure Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Season

From 3D crystal nail art to the DIY full cover gel nail craze, here's all the inspo you need to be your own pro this spring.

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Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to hit refresh on your manicure routine.  Need to be coaxed out of your nail comfort zone or eager to try your hand at something edgy and new? The good news is, not only are there plenty of new trends on the horizon. You’ll be happy to hear some of your 2022 mani faves are still going strong.

From the latest craze over full-cover gel nails to negative space and 3D crystal nail art, you can skip the salon and achieve professional looking results right from the comfort of your own casa.How are we so sure? Celebrity nail stylist Gina Edwards gave us all the glossy details on five top manicure trends of the season, plus some expert tips and tricks on how to nail the look at home. Read on for a fresh set of nail inspiration.

1. Full Cover Gel Nails

“The latest craze for a full cover gel nail is becoming increasingly more popular,” says Edwards. “KISS GelPRESS allows you to get instant gel extension tips, which last for up to 21 days.”

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Hands down, KISS GelPRESS is the key to the most professional DIY manicure ever. This revolutionary nail extension kit guarantees durable wear. The easy press-on application uses UV gel as an adhesive with a brush-on primer included for a longer-lasting manicure.

  • The DIY nail kit comes with 56 extra-long-length full cover tips in two trendy shapes: 28 coffin and 28 square.
  • The tips are pre-sculpted and ready to go, and once applied can be customized to your preferred length, shape, and color.
  • Comes with its own specially designed LED lamp for DIY users from beginner to pro, with easy-to-follow instructions included with the kit.
  • Guaranteed sturdy wear without lifting and last for 3-4 weeks with easy soak-off removal that won’t damage your natural nails.
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2. The French Trend

For the timeless but wildly popular French trend, Edwards says you can get the salon look at home using the KISS French Acrylic Sculpture Kit to achieve a beautiful French mani on your own.

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No time for a salon visit or prefer to save money and DIY instead? Great idea!  Mastering DIY acrylic nails at home is not difficult (in fact, KISS makes it easy!) and results are strong nails, with long-lasting results. KISS French Acrylic Sculpture Kit includes 40 nail tips and everything you need to DIY salon-quality French and natural acrylic nail tips. Long nails can be filed to any length and shape.

How to Apply

  1. Apply KISS Acrylic Primer to the growth area of natural nail only. Do not get on skin or cuticles. Let dry.
  2. Place a small bead of acrylic mixture onto growth area where the natural nail meets the overlay. Allow to level then pull down to blend with the entire nail surface and pat down until smooth.
  3. Allow acrylic to harden for three to five minutes. Tap the nail surface with a manicure stick. A sharp “clicking” sound means the overlay is dry.
  4. File entire nail surface to smooth and even overlay surface.
  5. Use fine side of file or a KISS White Buff Block to smooth and finish.
  6. Apply clear polish for a glossy finish.

How to Remove

Do not force, pry or pull nails off. Trim as much length off as possible and soak in an acetone-based polish remover for approximately 20 minutes, continuously wiping nail surface on paper towels until overlay melts off completely.

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3. DIY Dip Powder

Want an easy, at-home mani in a flash? “People are opting for dip powder, which has no odor and dry time unlike traditional polishes,” says Edwards. “Salon Dip by KISS comes in your most popular colors and lasts without any wearing on your natural nail.  It’s odorless, simple with no mess.”

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KISS Salon Dip Color System is the latest trend in long-lasting, flawless manicures! Known to last twice as long as gel nail polish or acrylic nails, Salon Dip powder manicures involve dipping your nails into a pigmented powder, rather than painting on liquid or gel. The flawless results previously only achieved by professionals are yours when you DIY! No light curing lamp is needed.

How to Apply

(HINT: It is helpful to begin with dominant hand.)

1. Pour Color Dip Powder into Dip Tray using the Manicure Stick.
2. Avoiding skin and cuticle area, apply a coat of Base Gel over the  entire surface area of one nail. (Note: Remove any gel on skin with Manicure Stick.)
3. Immediately dip entire fingernail into powder by carefully sliding finger into Dip Tray. Shake off excess powder. REPEAT steps 2-3 on nine other nails.
4. Gently dust off excess powder from all ten nails with Sponge included.
5. One nail at a time, apply a second layer of Base Gel, wiping the brush onto a paper towel in between each application before placing the brush back into the gel bottle, and then dip into Powder. Shake off excess powder.
6. Avoiding skin, apply a generous amount of Activator to all ten nails.
7. File to shape and buff smooth. Gently remove  dust with Sponge.
8. Avoiding skin, re-apply the Activator to all ten nails.
9. Remove excess Activator by wiping nail surface with a dry paper towel (lint free.)
10. Apply two even layers of Top Gel as you would top coat and let air dry for 5-10 minutes. Pour any remaining powder back into jar for future use

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4. Negative Space with Chrome and Silver Accents

“The next trend we are seeing is negative space with chrome and silver accent. This can be achieved by using the KISS Clear Gel, curing, and adding your favorite craft glitter to certain spots on the nail but leaving a lot of the nail exposed for that negative space look.

Use KISS Clear Nail Gel with the KISS Clear Nail Gel starter system. A long-lasting gel manicure is no longer a salon-only luxury. Now you can do your own gel manicure – at home! Strengthen and lengthen your nails, extensions, or fill-ins with KISS professional style Clear Nail Gel Starter Kit. Use with an LED lamp such as KISS LED Gel Lamp (sold separately). The Starter Kit contains all you need for a professional gel manicure.

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5. 3D Crystal Nail Art

According to Edwards, 3D crystal nail art is very much in high demand. “Whether it’s a few sprinkled stones on or an accent of full overload…the crystal craze isn’t slowing down,” she says. “KISS Nail Art Rhinestones get the job done which has multiple size stones to suit your style.”

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Customize your manicure and pedicure with sparkling 3D rhinestone accents that look like you paid top dollar for fancy nail art. Create luxury accents on your polished or false nails in an instant.

  • Easy-to-apply with nail glue or nail polish top coat.
  • Flat back rhinestone design helps adhesion.
  • Makes the perfect gift for the DIYer!
  • Kit Contains: AB Crystal Rhinestones, Clear Crystal Rhinestones
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Celebrity nail artist, Gina Edwards has adorned the nails of stars such as Taraji P Henson, Priyanka Chopra, Tiffany Haddish, Gigi & Bella Hadid, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, and Mary J. Blige. Her work has graced the covers of Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and more.

As the global brand ambassador for KISS Products for many years, Gina has led fashion shows for Calvin Klein, Rebecca Minkoff, & Alice + Olivia, and LoveShackFancy, just to name a few, and she continues to collaborate and forecast nail trends with brands in the industry.

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Janene Mascarella