9 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Go-To Pink Manicure

9 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Go-To Pink Manicure

Refinery29 | Megan Decker

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According to this summer’s nail trend report, you can’t go wrong with a pink manicure any time from May through Labor Day. Every shade, from matte fuchsia to a barely-there sheer gloss (à la Meghan Markle’s mommy manicure), is on-trend — and instantly elevated with some subtle well-placed nail art.

For proof, we’ve rounded up our favorite nail designs that lean heavy on the pink color palette, spanning from summery brights to classic rose and blush-toned neutrals. Sourced from Instagram influencers and the most creative nail pros in the game, we have your handy guide to summer’s trendiest pink-tinged manicures — all of which keep your favorite go-to shade feeling fresh through every summer polish change.

Our favorite minimalist manicure of the moment features a skinny stripe of neon pink at the tip of the nail with a mirroring thin glitter rim around the cuticle.
Pink perennials for spring and summer may not be groundbreaking, but all things that bloom feel adorably apropos this time of year. “You can paint a single blossom on each finger, or mix and match your bouquet with press-on stickers,” says Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder of L.A. cool-girl nail chain Olive & June.
Admittedly, you may need to enlist the help of a salon professional — one with patience and skills with a striping brush — to replicate a detailed pink floral design like Hang Nguyen’s.
This manicure fresh out of London-based nail salon Imarni Nails shows a diffused ombré design on each nail and uses the trendy tangerine and neon pink color play.
The French manicure just got ten times cooler.
This baby-pink base color with hot-pink leopard spots concentrated at the tips is summery without trying too hard.
Create a rainbow of pink by starting with magenta on your pinky, blending into coral and slate peach in the middle, and ending in a soft blush shade at the thumb.
If you’ve got a steady hand, you can outline the pink stars yourself, but again, we also fully endorse the simpler stick-on approach.
If you have the long almond shape, you’re practically there. All you need is a bright pink tip dragged down to the middle of the nail, and a red dash through the center.

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