Celebrity Gel Nail Looks We're Obsessed With: Add These Designs to Your Repertoire 

The world of fashion and beauty is ever-evolving, and 2023 has proven to be no exception. This year, celebrities have been at the forefront of setting nail trends, with gel nails taking center stage. From vibrant hues to intricate designs, the stars have showcased a plethora of gel nail looks that have left us utterly obsessed. Let's dive deep into some of the most iconic celebrity gel nail trends of 2023.

Dua Lipa's Lilac Aura Nails

Dua Lipa never fails to impress with her fashion choices, and her nails are no exception. This year, she was spotted flaunting a mesmerizing lilac aura nail design. Crafted by the renowned manicurist Michelle Humphrey, this look is ablend of elegance and modernity. The soft lilac hue, combined with a touch of shimmer, gives it an ethereal aura, perfect for both day and night events. For a Miss Dolla dupe, why not try our lilac colorPillow Talk?

Aura nails with gel nail polish

Work by @setsbysenia

Camila Cabello's Cheerful Manicure

Camila Cabello, known for her catchy tunes and vibrant personality, showcased a manicure that's as cheerful as her. The bright and playful colors, combined with intricate designs, reflect her lively spirit. It's a look that can instantly brighten up any outfit and mood. 

Skittle Nails

People went crazy for Selena Gomez’s skittle nails. Skittle nails are a super playful design and consist of a different gel color on each nail - usually in the shade of Skittles! It’s a simple yet effective design and is particularly popular in the summer months.

Selena Gomez nails with skittles nails trend

The Clear French Manicure

The classic designs always stick around, and this year, we’ve seen the clear French manicure. We saw Anne Hathaway style this creative spin on the cult classic. The glass French look has the usual pink base with a crystal clear French tip. This can be done with GelX extensions, Clear Rubber Base, or Builder Gel.

Cherry Nails 

Everyone has been loving cherries recently, and Kourtney Kardashian took this to her nails with the cutest mini cherries! This nail art is really easy to do but is so effective. All you need is a red nail polish, a green nail polish, a dotting tool, and a liner brush! Why not add a touch of sparkle to your design with ourFirecracker shade with gold shimmer?

Cherry Nail Art

Work by @emilia_rose_beauty

Glazed Donut Nails 

Metallic nails have been all the rage in 2023, especially chrome nails. From gold to silver to bronze, the metallic sheen adds a touch of luxury to any look and can go on any gel color. Chocolate donut nails were trending, as well as pink donut nails! Paired with gel nails, the chrome finish gives the perfect clean girl nails!

Cherry Cola Nails

Cherry has quickly become the color of the season, and people are incorporating the trend into their manicures with ‘Cherry Cola Nails.’ Olivia Rodrigo showed us how it was done with her short, square gel nails in the deep, red shade that everyone loves! Check out shade XX for the perfect Cherry Cola Nails color!

Cherry Cola nails with gel nail polish


Gel nails are no longer only a feminine touch. With many male celebrities like Harry Styles or Machine Gun Kelly, nail art has transcended through creative expression. No matter if your client is masculine or feminine, the possibilities of nail art are endless. Taking inspiration from Harry Styles, color-blocking is the perfect way to encapsulate a fun and playful mood. Using bright colors on different nails can create a cohesive color-blocking story that goes with your client’s personality, so play around.

2023 has been a year of experimentation and creativity in the world of gel nails. Celebrities, with their vast reach and influence, have played a pivotal role in setting and popularizing these trends. Whether you're a fan of the classics or love to experiment with new designs, there's something for everyone. It’s always a great idea to stay on top of celebrity nail trends, as we guarantee this is what your clients will be asking for on their next appointment. As always, we love seeing your designs, so make sure to tag us!