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Decoding The Viral ‘Priscilla Presley’ Manicure Trend

For decades, fans have been recreating and obsessing over the iconic make-up and fashion of Priscilla Presley, superstar and ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley. Now, following the release of her blockbuster biopic movie late last year, starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, fans are going crazy for her nails over 50 years since she first sported the manicure!

Experts at Fresha can reveal that online searches for ‘Priscilla Presley nails’ have skyrocketed by a staggering 239% following the release of the movie and that these nails are still a bang on trend for 2024. The style going viral is the manicure Priscilla sported on her wedding day, as seen in photographs and now re-popularised through the movie recreation, which bears a close resemblance to what we now know as ‘lip gloss nails’.

The TikTok Craze

If you’ve found yourself scrolling through social media lately, you’re undoubtedly aware of the Priscilla Presley nail mania. The hashtag #priscillapresley has amassed a jaw-dropping 664 million views on TikTok in the last 30 days alone, showcasing the immense impact of her timeless elegance. Fans are not just admiring; they’re actively participating, flooding TikTok with their own recreations, each one a testament to the enduring allure of Priscilla’s iconic manicure.

What Are The ‘Priscilla Presley’ Nails?

While it might be challenging to get a crystal-clear glimpse of Priscilla’s nails from her wedding day due to the vintage nature of the images, the movie recreation has become a wellspring of inspiration. Priscilla herself worked closely on the production, ensuring accuracy in capturing the essence of her legendary style. The coveted look features long, almond-shaped nails coated with a sheer and glossy light pink-toned nude polish, a combination that exudes timeless sophistication. For those seeking an authentic recreation, bringing along a picture to your manicurist is a sage piece of advice.

But why the resurgence of interest in Priscilla’s manicure after all these years? Manicures, once considered a luxurious treat reserved for special occasions, have seamlessly integrated into the fabric of our day-to-day lives.

According to Fresha’s trend report, over half of Generation Z now views beauty and wellness services as essential, making these treatments a regular part of their monthly routines.

In the age of social media, the #nailinspiration hashtag has amassed a whopping 948.5 million views on TikTok, showcasing the widespread creative fervour surrounding manicures in recent years, with Tina Michael, founder of Shoreditch Nails commenting: “A lot of our clients are regulars and it’s an important time for them to relax, switch off and take care of themselves, which makes them feel good.”