Now that summer is here, you know what that means? It is time to step up your nail game (that is if you haven’t yet already.) It is not the time to stick with something basic this season. It is time to let loose and have fun! If you have no idea how to amp things up with your manicure, we compiled five gorgeous nail trends for you to try out this summer season.
1. Taste the Rainbow
We know that the polish selection at any nail salon is overwhelming. You can look through each shade, settle for one a minute before and then change your mind the next. After all, you’re stuck with this colour for at least two to three weeks. Why settle for just one colour when you can get the whole rainbow? For all of us who can’t make up our minds, rainbow nails are the hottest nail trend this summer. It doesn’t even have to be the ROYGBIV colour scheme, you can pick any colours that your heart so desires. To step it up a notch this summer, why not make this rainbow nail trend – chromatic? Your nails will shine in the sun, and don’t you think that sounds kind of fun? (We had to rhyme, we’re not sorry.)
2. Neon Bright
Neon is having its moment this year. From clothes to accessories, from fashion runways to the streets of our cities, neon is everywhere. So, it should come as no surprise that it is one of the hottest nail trends this summer. We know that brilliantly coloured nails are nothing groundbreaking for the summer season, but neon’s brightness adds an extra oomph to your manicure. If you’re looking for something a little more unique and original, show your creativity with negative space tips.
3. Pop of Confetti
Unfortunately, the entire summer season is not a full-on holiday, but we feel that the sun, hot weather and long weekends are enough cause to party all season long! How about instead of popping bottles of champagne to celebrate, show the party on your nails (though we would still encourage the champagne, actually.) Since 90s fashion trends are still all the rage, naturally confetti nails are a huge nail trend for this summer. Who needs to toss confetti when you can just raise your hands in the air? Pretty shimmery pinks and chunky foiled stars are what we love the most!
4. Tie Dye
If you’ve always felt a spiritual connection to the hippie carefree lifestyle of the 1960s and 1970s, you’re in luck this season. Channel your inner Woodstock festival goer, and try out the tie-dye nail trend this summer. Just like when you create your own tie-dye shirt, the results of this manicure are completely mesmerizing. It’s a great option for those who want to dip their toes into this trend without fully embracing it (or I guess we should say, dip their nails.)
5. Jelly Belly
The translucent “jelly” nail trend has been around since last summer – and for good reason. 90s fashion trends are still all the rage, which means this whimsical nail trend is here to stay for yet another summer. What’s great about this nail trend is its versatility. You can opt for any colour (or again, several colours) and it will still look fresh. If you are looking to step it up even further, why not add some nail art? To keep up with 90s nostalgia, you can add some squiggles or dainty butterflies.