The 7 Hottest Bridal Nail Trends For 2024

The 7 Hottest Bridal Nail Trends For 2024


Bridal nail trends for 2024 are firmly in the minimalist zone. ‘Old money nails’ best describes the vibe currently taking shape, and it fits beautifully with the clean girl aesthetic of neutral and natural beauty. More than ever, 2024’s bridal nail trends work with the natural nails and we’re seeing shorter lengths more often than before. That doesn’t rule out BIAB (Builder In A Bottle) or gel nails if you so desire, but the minimalist trend works with your overall look by simply enhancing the nails rather than overshadowing hair and makeup. Read on for the 7 hottest bridal nail trends you’ll be seeing in 2024.

The 7 Hottest Bridal Nail Trends Right Now

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1. The French Manicure

In 2024, the French manicure will be a huge trend both in fashion and for bridal beauty. With an almond shape base, have fun with minimalist coloured tips, or if you are looking to complement your wedding bands, try a delicate silver or gold tip (we have gorgeous gold accent ideas here!) however, a classic white is always a winner for brides. The base polish shade is as important as the tip so talk to your manicurist about whether to use a sheer neutral or pale pink, one will work better with your skin tone than the other.

Nails & Photo by Le Manoir

2. Soft Pink Nails

Pastel nails are hot for 2024, but while olive, cornflower blue and peach are big in fashion, in bridal nail trends a soft pink manicure is number one for weddings. One you could DIY, the look can be as opaque or sheer as you desire with a light pink polish. The manicure is soft and feminine and looks beautiful on all skin tones. If you go the at-home route, condition your cuticles and hands in the weeks before the wedding so they are perfect for those all-important ring shots on the big day.

Nails & Photo by Iram Shelton

3. Light Shimmer Look

Chrome-dusted nails are also trending for 2024 bridal nail trends. The light shimmer effect is very chic and not unlike the next trend on our list – glazed nails. The best thing about this nail trend is it can be as opaque or sheer as you wish and a very light chrome dusting over a minimalist French manicure looks fantastic.

Nails & Photo by Iram Shelton

4. Glazed Nails

Hailey Bieber’s Met Gala glazed nails caused a stampede in beauty (even gaining their own #HaileyBieberNails¬†hashtag!), and without a doubt, an OPI salon is the best place to book to recreate them. Subtle chrome married with a neutral nail base, Hailey veered wildly between strawberry and mocha glazed nails for months, but her original manicure is still one of the best bridal nail trends for the modern bride. Stay true to the original with a white base or ramp it up with a pale pink polish, it looks entirely different and very pretty.

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5. Neutral Nails

Everyone loves a neutral nail and it’s much more versatile than you can imagine. Even though it is worn without embellishment or shimmer, a high gloss neutral is perfectly chic and sophisticated. The tone is important here, it should flatter the skin and make the nails look impeccably groomed. Get a long-wearing gel neutral at the salon or try it at home with a white or off-white shade.

Top Tip: With either manicure protect it with SPF on your honeymoon beauty routine to stop UV rays from yellowing the neutral tone.

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6. Pearl, Bow Or Lace Accents

One for the professional manicurist is the look of pearl, bow or lace accents on a plain and neutral nail base. The most maximalist of our bridal nail trends for 2024, these nails can be as elaborate or delicate as you desire. Pearls have been big in bridal beauty and fashion for a few years, but lace and bows are a fresh idea. Your manicurist may use a stencil to create the white lace effect over a neutral base and seal it with a top coat.

Top Tip: To DIY the look, try press-on nails already imprinted with lace tips or buy lace or bow nail stickers or wraps.

Nails and Photo by The Hot Blend

7. Barely-There Nails

The last of our bridal nail trends is one for the non-polish wearer – barely-there nails. Inspired by the ‘clean girl aesthetic’, the name suggests bare nails and nothing more, but it’s a professional ‘barely-there’ manicure, in other words your hands and nails look their best thanks to a salon manicure. For the nail beds, an ultra-sheer milky polish looks beautiful, but if you prefer not to wear colour a clear polish or top coat finishes the manicure. The same manicure (sans polish) is also great for a groom for those ring shots.

We have lots of ideas for nails for spring, summer, autumn and winter plus 15 Chic Ideas to Upgrade Your French Manicure. Be sure to follow us on Instagram too!



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