Time for Some Me Time! Discover the Latest Manicure Trends for the Summer

The world is beginning to return to normal, and one of the things many of us have looked forward to most is the reopening of services such as hair and beauty salons. For some, it’s been what seems like forever since their last appointment. Now is the perfect time to book in for that long-awaited haircut or manicure, to treat yourself and get ready for summer.

The really great news is that while salons had been on hiatus, the creativity of talented nail technicians was most definitely not. There are tonnes of new nail trends this season. Read on for some of the most exciting looks to try.

Style in 3D

One really striking trend is the application of 3D elements to nails. This can come in many shapes and sizes, from subtle designs to eye-catching flowers and gems. Be warned: not everywhere will offer this trend, but the best salons will.

Subtle Accents

Spots and different shapes have been making the rounds in manicure trends for years, but this summer, it’s all about small and subtle accents. Think teeny tiny polka dots, microscopic hearts, and barely-there symbols.

Marvelous Metallics

Metallics are a red hot trend this season. Whether it’s a full set of sparkling silver or shining streaks of gold, this is a great look because it pairs well with almost any color.

A New Twist on French Tips

Many moons ago, french tips were the very height of sophistication. After falling out of favor for some time, they’re back, but not as you know them. Now, it’s all about nude nails with pastel, bold, or metallic tips and contrasting colors.

Compare and Contrast

Can’t decide what color you’d like to for? No problem! Another big trend this season is different colors on each nail.

Go for a full rainbow, different shades of the same color, or whatever combination you like. Really, the options are endless!

Short and Sweet

Although, of course, long and luxurious acrylics are still all the rage, this year short nails are making a comeback. Many are now choosing to go without false nails and embracing their natural set. It’s an easy, breezy, and cute option for summer.

Retro Chic

It’s no secret that the 90s are having a major moment, and lucky for us, this trend has extended to nails, as well. Manifesting as butterfly appliques, nail gems, and psychedelic smiley faces, this is one trip down memory lane that we’re all too happy to take.

Manicure Ideas for Every Occasion

This season, it’s all about showcasing your own personal style through your nail art. Next time you take a trip to the salon for a manicure or pedicure, don’t be afraid to get a little creative—or let your technician take the lead. Celebrate the summer and have fun with your look.

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