There’s no denying it: picking out a colour (or colour scheme, or theme) when heading to the nail salon is always a tough decision.
And whilst we’re undoubtedly skipping to the nail salon now that they’ve finally re-opened again, we’ve put together a list of nail inspiration to make that decision a little bit easier for you.
This summer, it’s all about ombre shades, creative expressions and small details. Multi-coloured nails are a huge trend this year, but it comes with its manual of creativity – go short or go pointy. We put together 10 stunning nail details you might want to check out, the best way to try out summer’s hottest trend.
See you at the salon — or, if you’re a newly self-proclaimed nail artist now, see you at home.
An explosion of matte pastel colours
Celebrity manicurist to stars like J.Lo, Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez, Tom Bachik has redefined spring with his version of pastels – these matte colours are just right way to kick off summer.
The pride manicure as it’s called is an instant mood-lifter. The colours jump out, but the best part is the subtle spaces, and this is created with Essie nail paints – we love.
Sunset hues = ombre shades
Sunset colours are very popular in the summer, and we are love how this salon in Wales has got the right ombre effect with the colours. Side tip: Keep your nails short for this.
Subtle shine for summer
Elle’s Beauty Editor, Mamta Mody, sure knows how to make shimmer work for her. With Shop Lune’s jewellery, she made sure this subtle shine on the tips is a good way to make summer look, enchanting.
Our favourite blogger Brittany Xavier knows how to keep it fun with just the tip of her nail in bright neon. This is an interesting way to wear neon if you hate bright nails.
If there’s one trend you must sport this summer it’s the clear nails trend. It’s fast catching up. Transparent nails coated in clear and see-through colours is Instagram gold.
Matte version of clear nails
Another great way to wear clear nails to make them matte. Clearly, it’s a new trend in the making, but we love how the blues and greens accentuate the nails.
An array of nudes is perfect for those who hate colour and love simplicity. Done by Gel Care, Montreal for Mat Decoste.
The mosaic look
The freewheeling multi-coloured mosaic watercolour look takes a lot of time but is known to give you picture-perfect nails for the ‘gram.
The double-coloured half-moon manicure is every bit sensational. The colour choices are easy and require acute attention to detail. Another simple way to add bright colours (these are from Chanel) to your manicure Mondays.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.