Summer manicure ideas for your next visit to the salon.

If you’re planning to upgrade your beauty game this summer, don’t just restrict yourself to a fresh new hair cut and colour, experiment with your manicure as well.

While Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut finish is still reigning supreme since 2022, there are multiple new variations of that trend that have emerged ever since. Whether you’re into  colour blocking, pastel hues, metallic finish or just a good old monochrome combination, we’ve got a list of 15 summer nail ideas that you can explore.

When it comes to pattern, don’t just limit yourself to simple blooms, opt for  a different design for each nail or leave a large negative space and just work on the tips. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can also blend two techniques or go for effects like the marble, sponge bobbing or even the air brush technique.

Summer Nail Art: Hot Designs to Match the Season

Summer is the time to let loose and embrace vibrant colors, playful patterns, and sunshine vibes. And what better way to embody that carefree spirit than with a stunning summer manicure? Whether you crave a classic look or a trendy design,there’s a perfect summer mani waiting for you.

Dive into Colour

  • Popsicle Perfection: Embrace the joy of summer with bright, juicy colors like neon pink, coral orange, and lime green. Paint each nail a different shade for a fun and playful look.
  • Sunset Hues: Capture the beauty of a summer evening with a gradient manicure that blends fiery oranges into soft pinks and purples.
  • Ocean Oasis: Channel the calming energy of the sea with cool blues, turquoise, and seafoam greens. Add a touch of shimmer with a glittery topcoat for extra sparkle.

Nail Art for the Minimalist

  • French Twist: The classic French manicure gets a summer upgrade with bright or pastel tips.
  • Negative Space: This trendy design features painted shapes or lines that leave some of the natural nail exposed,creating a clean and modern look.
  • Metallic Accents: Add a touch of glam with thin metallic stripes or geometric shapes painted on a neutral base.

Don’t forget these finishing touches!

  • Top Coat: Apply a high-gloss topcoat to protect your manicure and make your nails shine.
  • Nail Art Stickers: For those who are short on time or artistic skills, nail art stickers offer a quick and easy way to add fun designs to your nails.

Remember, the best summer manicure is the one that makes you feel confident and happy. So have fun, experiment with different colors and designs, and let your nails be a summer accessory that reflects your unique personality!

To save your time further, we’ve spared you the hour of research on Pinterest and have curated an edit of the best summer manicures for you to pick from.

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