The Nail-Art Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere This Summer

Refinery29 | Megan Decker

Nothing complements a sunny springtime disposition like a bright manicure. Yes, there’s something to be said about the neutrality of sheer, pale-pink polish, but this season’s breakout nail-art trend is the total opposite. It’s a loud, fluorescent — think tangerine and magenta in tone — ombré fade that will seriously up your nail game.

Kylie Jenner was recently spotted wearing a fuchsia-orange version of this look that morphed colors from pinky to thumb, and we’re seeing similar glow-in-the-dark iterations all over Instagram. You can rock an ombré that fades subtly from finger to finger, or blend two colors on each individual nail.

Want to try it at your next mani appointment? Ahead, we’ve compiled a guide to spring’s trendiest neon-fade design. Scroll through to see the looks, and start planning your hot pre-summer manicure before the eighty-degree weather hits.

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The Jenner sisters have been killing the nail-art game lately. We’ve seen chic cow-print and rainbow jelly-bean nails on Kendall’s fingers, and now Kylie’s ushering us towards a fluorescent color palette with this neon ombré manicure that has a powdery matte finish.


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This manicure fresh out of London-based nail salon Imarni Nails shows a more diffused fade on each individual nail and uses the same bright orange and neon pink color play.


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You can mix matte and glossy finishes in one manicure to add a cool textural moment to your ombré design.


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If you’re just looking to add a little something to your manicure, add the fade effect to two fingers as an accent.
We probably won’t be wearing pink fur this summer… but we’ll definitely be pulling up this tangerine-and-pink nail design at every salon appointment from now through August.

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