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The Cherry Mocha Nail Trend Is All Over TikTok & Here’s How You Can Get The Look

If there is one true constant in this world, it’s that manicure trends will always be in circulation. When you think of trendy nails — whether it may be the iconic Hailey Bieber glazed donut nails from earlier this year or even the infamous crackle or water marble nails of the 2010s — it’s difficult to deny that there isn’t always at least one manicure variation plaguing the cuticles of nearly every high school to college-aged student. And for fall, the cherry mocha nail trend is it.

With the 2023 fall season underway, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?” in terms of trends. Well, lucky for you, it’s not something horrific like the bubble nails or chevron print we all remember from the Tumblr era — it’s actually something pretty classy and simple. May I present to you, the cherry mocha nail trend: It’s a timeless, yet unique, color running along the lines of burgundy meets hot coffee, with hints of chocolatey brown and the dark red of overripe cherries. If you’re looking to recreate this look at home or at the salon, then look no further! I’ve rounded up 10 colors that you can use to complete your perfect variation of cherry mocha nails.

“Obsessed” by Olive and June

I’m totally obsessed (haha, get it?!) with this beautiful burgundy from Olive & June ($9). Not only is it super cute, but it’s vegan and cruelty-free! This brand also carries this color in a press-on version ($10), if that’s more your thing, too.

“Cherry Mocha #751″ by DND

If you’re looking for a true variation of the cherry mocha nails, then Cherry Mocha by DND ($8) is the color that started it all!

“Chocolate Cherry” by Le Mini Macaron

For folks looking for a darker, more sultry look, then Chocolate Cherry ($13) is perfection.

“Malaga Wine” by OPI

It’s giving “trophy wife” — if you’re looking for a color to match the old money aesthetic, then Malaga Wine from OPI ($12) is the one for you.

“Wicked” by Essie

Searching? for something on the darker, more purple side? This color from essie ($8) is it.

“Le Vernis” by Chanel

If you’re on the hunt for something lighter and more akin to bright red cherries, then this shade by Chanel ($32) is perfect.

“Courtney” by ZOYA

Finally, what kind of list would this be without a dupe? Courtney by ZOYA ($12) is a strong competitor for the previous shade by Chanel!

Katelyn Haruko Schmisseur is a wellness content writer for Her Campus. Prior to this, she served as an intern for the sex and relationships vertical during the fall semester of 2022. Outside of Her Campus, Katelyn works as a freelance writer and content creator where she posts story times as well as thrifting and fashion content. She graduated from Chapman University in the spring of 2023 with a BFA in Creative Writing and a minor in Integrated Educational Studies. At night, she enters her Tyra Banks Y2K era as a bartender at the flagship Coyote Ugly location. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and her orange kitten that she recently adopted. When she’s not working or writing, Katelyn enjoys thrifting, tanning, spending hours scrolling eBay, and going to the beach. Follow Katelyn on social media! @Katelynharuko on Instagram, TikTok, and Depop.