Unveiling the Coolest Nail Trends to Rock in Summer

Summer Nail

As the summer season kicks in, it's time to refresh not only our wardrobes and skincare routines but also our nail colors. I spoke with two nail professionals to discover the top nail trends they predict will dominate this summer, as well as the styles that have become outdated. Get ready to embrace the hottest nail trends for the sunny season ahead!

Meet Rachel Apfel Glass, founder of GLOSSLAB, and Trenna Seney, celebrity nail artist.

A Modern Take on the Classic French Manicure:

According to Trenna Seney, French manicures, both traditional and colorful, will be a common sight this summer. 

Trenna mentions various exciting variations emerging, such as the colorful French manicure where each tip features a different hue, or the gradient French manicure that transitions from light to dark or vice versa based on personal preference. 

Trenna also suggests that a DIY French manicure is an excellent option for those who want to try it at home, using a beauty blender or sponge to achieve the desired effect effortlessly.

Trenna also highlighted the convenience and creativity of DIY French manicures, making them an ideal choice for those who prefer doing their nails at home. 

She shared a simple technique that can be easily accomplished using items commonly found in most people's makeup kits, such as a beauty blender or sponge.

To achieve a DIY French manicure, Trenna suggests starting with a base color of your choice and allowing it to dry completely. 

Next, apply the desired polish color onto the sponge, ensuring it matches the tip color you desire. Gently press the sponge onto the nail's tip, creating an elegant arch shape. 

By softly pushing in and pulling back with the sponge, you can achieve the beloved French tip outline. 

Finish off the look with a clear top coat to seal the design. With these easy steps, you'll have a stunning French manicure in no time.

Remember to explore your creativity and experiment with various colors and designs to personalize your DIY French manicure. Enjoy the process of expressing your style right at home!

Embracing Neon

Summertime is perfect for fearless experimentation with vibrant colors. Rachel Apfel Glass confirms that neon pinks and oranges will be the go-to shades for anyone seeking a vibrant and bold summer mani or pedi.

Shimmering Chrome Nails

Inspired by Beyoncé and her disco-infused Renaissance album, Trenna highlights the rise of shiny chrome nails in recent trends. These disco-ball inspired nails are captivating and a true reflection of the current fashion wave.

The Allure of Blue

Clients are gravitating toward bright, periwinkle blues, making them a huge trend this summer. Rachel explains that these shades allow for playful color exploration without going overboard.

Radiant Magenta

Pantone's Viva Magenta, the color of the year of 2024, has also made its way into the nail trends. Rachel reveals that clients adore the vibrant and lively appeal of magenta, particularly for the summer season.

Playful Designs on Pastel Bases

Combine soft pastel hues with captivating designs like waves or wiggles, and you have a winning summer nail trend. Trenna suggests opting for pastel shades as a base for creating eye-catching nail art.

Timeless Elegance in White

Classic white nails remain a symbol of chic sophistication that complements all nail shapes and skin tones. Rachel emphasizes that white nails are versatile and always in style.

Outdated Trends for Summer

As fashion evolves, some trends from the past lose their popularity. Rachel notes that long, dramatic nails that were a hit last year have started to fade away. Instead, shorter, natural nails are becoming the preferred choice for the summer season. Not only are shorter nails low maintenance, but they also promote the strength and health of natural nails.


Summer 2024 promises a vibrant array of nail trends to suit every taste. From modern twists on the French manicure to bold neons, shimmering chrome nails, captivating blue hues, radiant magenta, playful designs on pastel bases, and timeless white elegance, there's something for everyone. 

As the trends shift towards shorter, natural nails, embracing simplicity and maintaining nail health becomes the new mantra for the summer. Which of these exciting summer nail trends are you most eager to try? Let us know in the comments below! Share This Article

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