Get Ready to See Checker-Print Nails on the Fingers of Every Cool Person You Know
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On your mark, get set, go: checkered nail art is ready to race to the top of the leadership board of coolest nail-art trends for 2022. According to Pinterest's latest trend report, the manicure design saw a 165 percent spike in searches over the last few months, and the ample inspiration across social media has our gears spinning for our own nail looks.
Checker print may not be the first pattern that comes to mind when you think nail art, but once you see how many different types of manicures it lends itself to, it makes a lot of sense. Checkered french tips and mismatched designs make nails look unique. You can go the classic route with black-and-white stripes or play with multiple colorways for a twist (we especially love hues of orange, red, and brown for winter). And if you want to tone it down a bit, you can even pair the pattern with a negative-space manicure for something that's a little less in-your-face. No matter how you wear the look, you'll be totally winning the mani game.
While a nail pro should be able to whip up this design with ease, we understand it's not the easiest to DIY. Lucky for you (and us), Chillhouse has a set of press-ons called Checked Out ($16) that will let you copy the look in minutes. To prep for your next salon appointment, check out the checkered nail designs ahead.