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There’s nothing like a fresh manicure to shift your mood and brighten your day. In recent years, crazy Instagram nails shaped out of everything from strawberries to candy have taken over popular fashion trends. Whether you are looking to try some of these out-of-the-box Instagram-inspired designs, or you are in the mood for a classic manicure, there is sure to be a new nail art trend suited for you! Step up your game with a modern twist on the timeless French manicure, or impress your friends with some nostalgia-inspired nail designs. To help find the perfect summer manicure for your nails, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, have compiled some of the hottest nail art inspiration this season. Check them out below!
Summer is synonymous with flowers. Turn your nails into a bouquet of daisies with this simple and elegant design. If you aren’t ready to fully take the leap toward lengthy stiletto nails or opt for crazy vibrant colors, keep your nails natural and try out this subtle look. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lee’s Summit recommend purchasing a nail dotting tool and trying this design out at home. These blue and yellow pastels are the perfect look for a sunny lunchtime picnic or an afternoon lounging at the beach!
These marble nails are mesmerizing! If you are a free spirit looking to try something new and funky for summer, these marble nails are the perfect fit for you. The contrast of bright colors is not only guaranteed to brighten up your day but will also create the perfect statement accessory for any outfit. And, what’s better? This marbling technique is much simpler than it looks—all you’ll need is some vibrant nail polish colors, an orangewood stick or alternative nail tool, and some patience! There’s no doubting these nails are the frontrunner for the coolest nails of the season. Don’t be late to the party, and try out these vibrant summer nails today!
There’s nothing more chic and timeless than a French manicure. If you are looking for a way to freshen up your French manicure and get in on the latest Instagram trends, try out this twist on traditional French tips. Replace your white nail polish with pastel or neon shades, and consider adding fun summer designs to brighten up your manicure. Incorporate anything from smiley faces to cherries, or add in personal touches that speak to your personality. The possibilities are endless! For nail enthusiasts alike, worry not. With this newfound way to customize your manicure while still achieving an everyday wearable look, French tips aren’t going anywhere this summer.
Make a statement with ying-yang neon nails! This design works particularly well with rounded or almond-shaped nails and is giving us ultimate summer vibes. Leave the negative space the color of your natural nail, or paint a coat of white or light-toned polish underneath your bright neon color of choice. While this style may look rather complicated for an amateur skill set, it is actually fairly simple. Just grab a dotting tool and your favorite nail polish! If you begin to feel overwhelmed, choose not to paint each nail a different color and stick to one shade for a more muted look. The choice is yours!
Can you say nail nostalgia? These early-2000s Lizzie McGuire-inspired nails have us all feeling nostalgic for the vibrant pinks and purples of the previous decades. Not only are these eccentric nails a great way to incorporate color into your summer manicure, but they are sure to be a point of conversation between you and your friends. Live out your childhood fantasies with this modern twist on Lizzie McGuire nails. These nails are what dreams are made of!
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