One of the fastest, easiest, commitment-free—and fun!—ways to switch up your style this season is literally right at your fingertips. Few beauty treatments allow for as much creative expression as your manicure, so get ready to get handy (and footsie) with these top nail trends currently rocking runways and fashion publications all over. Are you all set to try a new look? Choose from one of these categories for a manicure and pedicure that will turn heads.
White—It’s More Than Just For Tips!
The clean, fresh look of a snowy all-white nail is a great way to pick up your look. White serves as a neutral, so it goes with everything…but it makes far more of a visual impact than traditional nail-color neutrals such as beige or pale pink. Additionally, it is as striking as its polar opposite—a black manicure—but white serves as a far more appropriate, airier statement for the warmer months.
As an added bonus, white nails make a perfect canvas for fun embellishments. If you like your nails distinctly on the wild side, try jazzing up a clean white bed with the following choices:
Colorful stripes (you can choose neons, darks, pastels—be creative)
Polka dots in a contrasting bright or dark color.
If white seems a little too tame for you, take a tip from your shoe wardrobe. Chances are you own a pair of metallic shoes, which do the neat double trick of creating a statement and functioning as a go-to neutral. Also, metallic shoes work for both day and night. Don’t reserve all this versatility to your footwear: The same goes for your manicure/pedicure! A slick of glossy gleam will add polish to your daytime look and pizzazz to your nighttime ensemble.
Gold and silver are tried and true classics.
Easter Bunny Colors
Who doesn’t love the cheerful visual of an Easter basket filled with colorful eggs? You can bring this pretty vibe to your hands and feet and stay right on trend. Spring pastels—including unlikely ones such as pale yellow and green—are especially hot this season. Sweet!
Walk The Line
What could be more simple than a basic linear stripe? Or a set of them? Or a whole grid of them? Stripes are easy to do all by yourself, and the possibilities are only limited by how many bottles of polish you have in your bathroom cabinet!
Moons Over My Mani
Here’s a super creative idea: We’ve all seen French manicures, where the tips are colored white (or, some other color—various iterations of the French mani are all over, and in all different shades!). However, the “moon mani” creates contrast by painting the natural half-moon shape located at the base of the nail a contrasting shade from the rest of the nail bed. Can’t see your moon? Some people’s moons are below the cuticle, but no worries. You can create one with paint. The sky, er, moon’s the limit!
Now that you’re armed with a list of trendy ideas, here’s to your next nail adventure – whether you try your skills yourself, or take it to your favorite local salon. Cheers!