Summer manicure: main trends and anti-trends of the season

Summer manicure: main trends and anti-trends of the season

Summer is a time of renewal, new things come into our wardrobe, and products on the cosmetics shelf change. Fashion trends are responsible for all this; every season requires you to be at the peak of relevance. Manicure is no exception. We look at the catwalks and choose the most interesting design, color and shape of nails.

  • Trends 2024
  • Ideas with photos
  • Expert commentary

Summer manicure: trends 2024

Negative space in manicure —  This is the effect of a bare nail on which a design has been selectively applied.
Negative space in manicure is the effect of a bare nail on which a pattern has been selectively applied.

It is traditionally believed that dark polishes and short nails are popular in winter and autumn, because we often hide them in mittens and gloves. But in the summer you can turn to light shades and intricate designs – your hands are always visible. Fashion trends for 2024 confirm this rule.

Summer manicure: main trends and anti-trends of the season

Yulia Bakhareva, top master of the Persona image laboratory

Colors

  • Pantone

The main shade of 2024 according to the Color Institute is the delicate peach Peach Fuzz. A neutral combination of pink and orange tones is suitable for a classic nude manicure. Nail polish brands have already added it to their collections.

Peach shades are perfect for summer
Peach shades are perfect for summer

  • Blue and all its shades

Blue, turquoise, azure, sapphire, indigo, cobalt, even mint and cornflower – any shades will do, but heavenly and pastel are at the peak of trends.

You can decorate each nail in a different shade of blue.  This way you can use the whole palette at once
You can decorate each nail in a different shade of blue. This way you can use the whole palette at once

  • Ballerina nails

It's not about form, but about decor. Yulia Bakhareva: “Ballerina nails are very popular – this is an almost invisible coating in pink, creamy white, milky shades with the addition of small details – small stickers, drawings, especially hearts, flowers, shoes. This also includes decor made of pearls and a soft pink rub.”

A variation of the usual nude in a new trendy design
A variation of the usual nude in a new trendy design

  • Bright red

This color will never go out of fashion, only trendy shades change. This summer, a flashy red with an orange undertone is popular, as if there is fire on your fingers.

Red manicure —  good choice for evening wear
Red manicure is a good choice for an evening outfit

  • Almost transparent

Yulia Bakhareva: “The lip gloss effect is relevant in the design – a transparent glossy layer of varnish. This is a very popular option among lovers of discreet manicure. “Ice queen nails” are also trending, reminiscent of glaze with decoration sealed inside—mica or dried flowers.”

Transparent nails with decor look like a work of art
Transparent nails with decor look like a work of art

  • Jelly coating

According to Yulia Bakhareva, this manicure is actively gaining popularity: “A transparent, jelly-like coating that makes your nails look like they were covered in honey or dipped in berry syrup.”

The natural nail is visible through the translucent layer, which adds freshness and volume to the manicure.
The natural nail is visible through the translucent layer, which adds freshness and volume to the manicure.

Design

The more intricate your nail designs this summer, the better.
The more intricate your nail designs this summer, the better.

The time of simple nails is apparently gone. Nowadays the nail industry offers maximum creativity. Therefore, the more intricate the design on your nails this summer, the better.

  • French manicure

This season, French manicure remains relevant, but in an updated version. Yulia Bakhareva says that the main difference is the ultra-thin curved lines at the tips of the nails: “They can be absolutely any color. The result is a subtle, elegant design.”

Try combining different colors on your nails
Try combining different colors on your nails

  • Metal

Yulia Bakhareva: “For those who find pastels boring, nails with the effect of molten metal are still in trend. Any variations that imitate three-dimensionality are suitable: “cat’s eye”, thin lines, full coverage in silver, gold, bronze.”

The metallic effect can be achieved either with varnish or by rubbing
The metallic effect can be achieved either with varnish or by rubbing

  • 1990s style

Fashion is cyclical, and many modern trends are echoes of well-forgotten old ones. Yulia Bakhareva advises paying attention to a provocative manicure with daring images, a complete contrast to the elegant classics: “You can combine glossy and matte finishes, voluminous decor in the form of chains, stars, spikes with rhinestones and sparkles, dark shades with bright ones.”

Design for those who are not afraid to express themselves and are tired of the ubiquitous old money style
Design for those who are not afraid to express themselves and are tired of the ubiquitous old money style

Form

When choosing a trendy shape, always focus, first of all, on those options that suit your structure of nails, fingers and hands. According to Yulia Bakhareva, there is a trend towards a return to the natural shape of nails, which means the length should be safe and natural: “Natural length is when the free edge does not exceed the length of the nail plate. It will be different in each case. The ideal length is when the fingertip is covered. This is the most current trend. Popular shapes: square, oval, almond or intermediate options.”

  • Short with rounded edges

Even for the most neutral manicure, you can shorten your nails, like at the Rodarte show. Especially if the image itself is bright.

One of the trends —  return to natural nail shape
One of the trends is a return to the natural shape of nails

  • Almond-shaped

Designer Michael Kors believes that a natural, elongated shape always looks trendy and elegant.

Photo: Pinterest

Summer manicure ideas

Waves

  • Multi-colored curly stripes
Photo: budka damdinsuren/unsplash

Combination of glitter and color

Photo: chaylorandmads.com

Wavy French

Photo: amberjhnails / INSTAGRAM (BELONGED BY META, THE COMPANY IS RECOGNIZED EXTREMIST AND BANNED IN RUSSIA)

Brave

  • Blue French
Photo: shutterstock
  • Gold, like in “Euphoria”
Photo: shutterstock

Palette on nails

  • Pastel gradient
  • Bright colors
Photo: Shutterstock

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