Summer’s Favorite Nail Trends Are All About Maximalism

It should come as no surprise that nails have become another avenue for you to showcase your personality. Gone are the days of single-toned nail polish, because who wants to stick with the basics—or stay basic—anymore? No, no: This season, maximalism is the name of the game.


From Bella Hadid to Harry Styles, these nail trends are going to take over your Insta feed, and soon, we can assure, your own fingers (if they haven’t already). Check out some of the most impressive nail art of the summer, below, but be warned: These designs are not for nail novices.


1. Tie-Dye

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tie dye & toe rings ✨💕💛💗💚💙

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Considering the fact that this psychedelic design is plastered on the likes of Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Gigi Hadid, tie-dye is indisputably one of summer’s biggest nail trends.


2. Cow Print

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Are you a dedicated fanatic of the yee-haw aesthetic? Then be prepared to pair your ass-less chaps and 10-gallon hats with these cow print nails.


3. Multi-Colored Nails

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If you thought this trend would only last through spring, think again. The purposely mismatched nail trend is the minimalist’s dream manicure, perfect for the laid-back vibe of summer.


4. Clean-Cut Nails

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Don’t want the rest of your look to take attention away from your fresh new mullet? Enter: the clean, polish-free nail. Simple, easy, yet makes for a surprisingly bold statement.


5. French Tips

Ah, the classic french tip. The namesake mani of the Y2K era is officially back in action à la Bella Hadid, convincing us to beckon for the acrylics and press-ons of yesteryear.

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