With summer right around the corner, we can’t resist the siren call of bright, poppy hues for our manicures. And although previous summers called for pistachio-colored pastels and Millennial pink looks, this year we have our eyes on neons for our summer nail looks. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering neon has taken over every aspect of our lives (looking at you colored liners), so it was only a matter of time until our hands got the neon treatment, too. See a handful of our favorites ahead, all of which you’ll want to take to your nail tech (or try at home) ASAP.
Neon is inherently playful, which is why we love the varied approach here. Nail tech Isabella pairs glitter nails with solid neon yellow for an updated take on the French manicure that you won’t be able to resist.
If you can’t fully commit to neon just yet, try adding a little hint of brightness — like this straight-line French look created by manicurist @nails.by.reni.
Neon ombré is an absolute mood, which is why we’re obsessing over this set by London-based nail technician Krishna J.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
For the beauty enthusiast who can’t decide on one shade, try this neon rainbow-colored manicure for your next look.
Some Like It Hot
Solid neon manis are one of the easiest (and boldest) ways to get in on the trend — feast your eyes on this hot pink look that’s also totally on trend.
All Tied Up
Tie-dye is back, so adding it to your mani is a fresh way to get in on the trend. We’re practically drooling over this neon pink nail look by @_vayofalltrades ahead, which is sure to earn you compliments wherever you go.