When we’re on the hunt for nail art to inspire our next salon visit, the first place we turn is Instagram.
The app may only be 13 years old, but in its short life it’s managed to amass a wealthy archive of nail selfies.
According to a recent report from Nails.co.uk, which analysed 8,645,678 nail selfies on Instagram, there are a handful of nail trends that have ascended the platform’s proverbial podium.
The top 3 most Instagrammable nail trends of all time
“The second-biggest nail trend of all time is #holographicnails. Nails found that 1 in 10 (10 per cent) of nail selfies on Instagram are tagged with #holographicnails. The hashtag has more than 800,000 posts. The holographic pigments applied to the nails defract the light in a way that creates a uniform rainbow. Holographic nails were a huge trend last year and are one many wish to showcase on Instagram.”
Image credit: @mydumbnails
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.