With nail salons across the country opening back up, we’re excited as heck to book an appointment to get some joy-inducing nail art. From new takes on classic French tips to minimalist dots and whimsical brushstrokes, these are the prettiest, most whimsical nail art designs to request this summer.
Classic French tips are back, with a twist! Whether it’s a pop of neon or a thin, half-moon line painted on with a nail art brush, unexpected accents give this timeless design a fresh new look.
Playing with negative space is a foolproof way to experiment with nail art. Instead of painting your whole nail in a bold colour, let your sheer base shine through in places.
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This minimalist design is a great starting point for nail art newbies who want something a little more subtle. Choose two polish shades (one for the base, one for the dots) or for a chic, barely there version, opt for a clear base coat as your background.
Give your pastel manicure an edge with gradient shades. Anything goes, but the key to an ultra-polished result is to pick shades in a similar tones.
Nothing says summer like fresh blooms!
This clever nail art trick gives bare tips a fashion-forward update in seconds.
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This pretty pastel design is done by layering different polish shades over a sheer base by slowly drag your polish brush across the nail and fluttering it up for a brushstroke effect.
When it comes to bold, graphic tips, let your imagination run wild with a mix of shades of shapes. It’s all about letting negative space shine!
This intricate look is mega on-trend thanks to the beauty world’s new obsession with honey!