The world of nail trends is constantly changing. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that it’s the most experimental and unpredictable beauty category—more so than skincare, makeup, or hair. Maybe it’s because we have so much inspiration right at our fingertips (pun intended) with TikTok and Instagram. Or maybe it’s because manicures are so temporary, which means we can mix things up on a biweekly basis. Either way, the shapes, colors, and designs we see are constantly evolving. To put it simply, manicures are getting cooler and cooler as time goes on.
There’s no better proof of that than when we see international nail trends. Depending on whether you’re looking to L.A., London, Seoul, or Tokyo, there is a wide range of aesthetics to channel and choose from. Ahead, see the 12 international nail trends to have on your radar, according to expert nail artists. They’re so good you’ll have to see them to believe them.