The reptile nail trend is kinda cool, kinda creepy
Slithering into salons everywhere
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 15 2022
Look, we’ll be honest, reptiles kind of creep us out.
But just because they’re not the most snuggly members of the animal kingdom doesn’t mean we can’t share the love.
Enter: reptile nails. The nail trend that takes reptilian textures and spins them on their head. We’re talking scales and croc skin in daring, contrasting shades – if your digits look subdued in any way we suggest going back to the drawing board with this one.
So for nails that honour our serpentine friends, here’s a wealth of reptile nail inspo.
U.K. singer Anne Marie has officially given us two things we'll forever be grateful for: The timeless track "2002" and pictorial proof that the reptile mani looks next-level amazing in neon pink.
Image credit: @annemarie
Celebs seem to be loving the look silly, as evidenced by Sabrina Carpenter's latest reptile mani reveal. We enjoy how she's flipped the script on the traditional reptilian colour scheme, embracing the texture in her own neon way.
Image credit: @sabrinacarpenter
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.