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The Hottest Summer Nail Trends You Need to Know Now

15 Aug, 2017
By BeYou[tiful]
What's next for your nails? Straight off the spring/summer 2017 runways, here's a rundown of the best nail colours and must-have nail art trends which you can start wearing right now...

Are you like us and starting to reach serious boredom levels with all your winter stuff? And even more so now that summer fashions are all over the shops already? But it’s still the teeniest tiniest bit too cool to make that leap into your summer sandals?

The best thing about nails is that they know no season. They are a fun way to try out new trends - even when you are still in last season’s clothes. So what’s stopping you from planning your summer manicures right now (not us!)? Unleash your inner artist and try a new look each week. Bye-bye boredom.

After the deeper hues of our winter nails, we are so ready to try the major pops of colour which were all over the runways this season. Bold shade statements have got to be the biggest news - whether they be intense or pastel hues; straight-up solids or colour blocked. The softest lilacs, fun raspberry, bold blues, hints of yellow or zesty tangerine - the brights have never looked so chic...

But if you hanker after something a little less out there, the neutrals are still huge - whether they be soft pinks, pretty peaches or a light wash of nude over your nails. Making a big appearance this summer is white - often paired with a graphic touch of black (a rising trend), a pop of colour (think pastels) or hints of crimson. And the metals have gone all modern with a subtle mixing of different hues and glitter embellished cuticles.

French tips will never go out of style - but with this year's interesting twists, they've become so much more stylish and sophisticated. And for those who are more adventurous and love a little bit of art, try out the modern geometric trend where every nail is individual - but oh so classy. After all, who wants to be boring?

Scroll through for some serious manicure inspo that'll take you well into summer and beyond...

New Trend: Bold Beauties

Inspired by: San Andres Milano, Tibi, Leitmotiv, Ashish.

Our product picks: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Winning Streak, Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Enamel in Daisy Days, Naillusion Gellusion Gel Nail Enamel in Provocative, Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Can Can We Dance, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Come Hither.

New Trend: Nudie Neutrals

Inspired by: Morgan Taylor, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Antonio Marras.

Our product picks: L'Oréal Color Riche Nail Enamel in Blanc de Lume, LA Girl Nude Nail Polish in Whimsical, Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Prim Rose and Proper, Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish in Birthday Suit.

New Trend: Posh Pastels

Inspired by: Jill Stuart, Emilio de la Morena, Marc Jacobs, Thom Brown.

Our product picks: Essence The Gel Nail Polish in Whisper of Spring, Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish in Pinky Promise, Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel in Bluebell, Revlon Colorstay Gel Nail Enamel in Cardshark, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Alfresco.

Related: 12 Ways to Nail Your Mani Exactly Like a Professional

New Trend: Colour Blocked

Inspired by: Mugler, Antonio Marras, Jeremy Scott, Rebecca Minkoff.

Our product picks: Essie Nail Lacquer in Peach Side Babe, Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel in Black Ink, Mavala Nail Color Cream in Sky Blue, LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish in Striking, OPI Nail Lacquer in Don't Touch My Tutu, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Rendezvous .

New Trend: Mod Metals

Inspired by: Rodarte, Phillip Lim, Michael Costello, Desigual.

Our product picks: Essie Nail Lacquer in Getting Groovy, LA Girl Metal Metallic Nail Polish in Bronze Medal, LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish in Explosion, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Diamond in the Raw.

Related: Want to Find the Most Awesome Nail Shape for You?

New Trend: Graphic Geos

Inspired by:  Christian Siriano, Nicole Miller, Teatum Jones, Carmen Marc Valvo.

Our product picks: Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds in Port-A-Loo Blue, OPI Nail Lacquer in My Paprika is Hotter, OPI Nail Lacquer in I Don't Give a Rotterdam, Yardley Stayfast Pro UV Gel Nails in Springsheen, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Too Cool For Pool.

New Trend: French Revolution

Inspired by: Rebecca Minkoff, Creatures of Comfort, Carmen Marc Valvo, Marissa Webb.

Our product picks: Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish in Red Eye, OPI Nail Lacquer in Keeping Suzi At Bay, Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds in Tangerine Tent, Revlon Nail Enamel in Flirt.

Related: Insider Secrets to Guarantee Longer, Stronger Nails
 
Mismatched nail art, one of summer 2017’s biggest manicure trends, may have caught your eye as you were scrolling through. For those of us who are a little challenged in drawing straight lines, this trend offers endless takes on gorgeous nail art without any do-overs. From geometric designs to cool negative-space cutouts, there’s literally no wrong way to jump in on this one. See all 49 seriously inspired takes on the imperfect and impressive mismatched nail art trend from Glamour.
 

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Essence The Gel Nail Polish - Whisper of Spring

Essie Nail Lacquer - Getting Groovy 441

Essie Nail Lacquer - Peach Side Babe

LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish - Striking

LA Girl Metal Metallic Nail Polish - Bronze Medal

LA Girl Nude Nail Polish - Whimsical

L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Enamel - Blanc de Lume

Mavala Nail Color Cream - Sky Blue

Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel - Black Ink

Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel - Bluebell

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - Can Can We Dance

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - Prim Rose And Proper

Naillusion Gellusion Gel Nail Enamel - Provocative

OPI Nail Lacquer - Don't Touch My Tutu

OPI Nail Lacquer - I Dont give a Rotterdam

OPI Nail Lacquer - Keeping Suzi At Bay

OPI Nail Lacquer - My Paprika is Hotter

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel - Winning Streak

Revlon Colorstay Gel Nail Enamel - Cardshark

Revlon Nail Enamel - Flirt

Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Daisy Days

Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Port-A-Loo Blue

Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Tangerine Tent

Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish - Birthday Suit 110

Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish - Red Eye

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Alfresco

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Come Hither

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Diamond in the Raw

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Rendezvous

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Too Cool For Pool

Yardley Stayfast Pro UV Gel Nails - Springsheen
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