10 nail art trends to try this summer

Image: ‘The Hand Book’ by Chelsea Bagan and Anna Ross. Photography by Ryan Wheatley.

Even if you’re having a bad hair day, an “I ate too much cheese” day or you’re simply feeling “blah”… nothing beats having a stylish set of nails to look at. It’s an instant mood-lifter, and the best part is… you can try something different every day!

Here are 10 types of nail art we think you should try for summer. If you’re feeling brave, there are lots of handy online tutorials or simply show the pics to your local salon and see if they’re up to the challenge!

Peachy keen

Image: ‘The Hand Book’ by Chelsea Bagan and Anna Ross. Photography by Ryan Wheatley.
Image: ‘The Hand Book’ by Chelsea Bagan and Anna Ross. Photography by Ryan Wheatley.

Go bananas

Image: Dahlia Nails
Image: Dahlia Nails

Retro chic

Image: MPnails pic by Katie Miller
Image: MPnails pic by Katie Miller

Minimalist monochrome

Image: So Nailicious
Image: Nail design by Maria Vlezko of So Nailicious

Pretty pastel

Image: Lisablabla
Image: Lisablabla

Apricot delight

Image: pshiiit
Image: pshiiit

The eyes have it

Image: A Beautiful Mess
Image: A Beautiful Mess

Cherry bomb

Image: Nail That Accent
Image: Nail That Accent

Jumpin’ geometrics

Image: pshiit
Image: pshiit

Aztec warrior

Image: Marnie Loves Polish
Image: Marnie Loves Polish

Feature image:  ‘Slime’ nails, from ‘The Hand Book’ by Chelsea Bagan and Anna Ross.  Photography by Ryan Wheatley.