Summer is in full swing, and the arrival of warmer weather can only mean one thing: it’s time to refresh your wardrobe, experiment with make-up trends, and of course, try out some gorgeous nail art designs for a fresh new look. This season, nails are proving to be more of a mood booster than ever—and who among us hasn’t experienced the momentary joy of glancing down our tips in between Zoom calls or another round of hand-washing?
With countless imageries of bright designs flooding on our feeds continuously, the entire experience of choosing which colour palettes and styles for nail art designs can be a little overwhelming. So we reached out to leading nail experts—including Rachel Apfel Glass, founder of NYC-based salon Glosslab; and Kerry Tsang, co-founder of Urban Chillez, a stylish nail salon in Wong Chuk Hang—to help you find out which nail polish colours and designs will dominate this season.
Keep scrolling to discover the prettiest, most popular nail art trends to try for summer 2021, including rainbow French manicure, pastels, and more.
Rainbow French manicure
French manicure has always been one of the most popular designs among the fashion crowd thanks to its elegant and versatile appearance, and this trend doesn’t show signs of dying down anytime soon.
According to Tsang and Glass, French manicure is officially trending again this season, but with a fresh twist—bright rainbow colours. A beautiful design, seen here by Glass, is a perfect way to stand out amongst all the single colour schemes this season, which also works as a mood booster to add a little cheer to your day.