10 Cool, Easy Manis to Make Your Summer
Manicures are necessary for the summer. With fingers and toes on display at the pool and on the beach, you need to have your look on point. Whether you decide to tackle these DIY style or take them to your favorite nail artist at a Douglas J Aveda Institute*, these are 10 cool, easy manicures that are sure to keep you looking hot all season long.
1. Bright, Bold Blue
Our first featured mani is the definition of easy. Pick a bright, bold blue and rock that color alone. Whether you rock a long, squared shape or perfectly filed fingers, we know this design will complement any style.
2. The Multicolor
Check out those baby blues! Powder, sky and cornflower blue are all styles to rock this summer. Sprinkle in some taupe and you’ve got the rainbow in your hands. Paint each finger a different color and your mani will match your outfit no matter the shade you’re wearing.
3. Color Blocked
Choose your two fave colors and get ready to color block! Start with a clear coat, let it dry, section your nails off using tape, and paint the two separate sections. Once your nails have dried, add a touch of personality by using a striped nail sticker to separate the two zones! This look is perfect to complement your mismatched swimsuit!
4. Feelin’ Tropical
Want your mani to match your beach vaycay? Try this one on for size. Start with a neon or gradient base. Pick a nail and add a tiny palm tree using black polish and a manicure detail brush. Now your nails are as hot as your beach getaway.
5. Neon Dreams
Want a mani that catches everyone’s attention? Grab some neon polish and get started! Mattify a few nails and mix it up with a single nail. Use a pearl-head pin dunked into polish to give some life to a white nail!
6. The Lazy Girl
Section off your nails with tape, paint the top area with the brightest color of your choice and once it’s dried, seal the whole thing with a clear coat. Now you’re looking chic in less than 10 minutes.
7. Mermaid Mani
Start off by painting your nails your favorite base color. Then, stretch a piece of fishnet material over your nail and paint your nails with another color to create scales. Mermaids are super popular now, and you’ll fit right in at the oceanside!
8. Unicorn Nails
Don’t be afraid to embrace the pearlescent! Whether you choose to add a tiny unicorn to your nails using a detail brush or not, this shiny holographic style will inspire your friends to jump on the unicorn bandwagon, too! This look can be created using a polish, a powder or a top coat. Explore your options.
9. Go Floral
Floral patterns are ever popular during the summer because everyone is feeling tropical! Flowers can be created using polish and nail art brushes or by stencil. How artistic are you feeling?
10. Ombre Nails
Feeling up to a challenge? While still easy, this nail design can prove to be time consuming. It’s worth every second! Start with a light-colored base coat. Layer on top an ombre of colors painted onto a cosmetic sponge. Pat the colors on lightly and use nail polish remover to clean up the edges.
What Does Your Summer Look Like?
Are you rocking one of these manis somewhere exotic, tropical or far away? Share a pic of your adventures and your style with us on Facebook!
Not sure what to do with your summer? Click here to read our blog about why cosmetology might be the perfect summer endeavor!
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