It’s safe to say it’s been a pretty crazy season in the world of manicures. From the cow print nail trend that had everyone (including some major celebs) sporting the not-so-typical animal print, to powder dip nails reigning supreme over gel manicures and acrylics for their long-lasting abilities — it’s been a very eventful couple of weeks, wouldn’t you say?
With spring being the perfect time to take a mani detox from the deep reds and nude polish shades we’ve been wearing on repeat all winter, we’re feeling inspired to test out new color combinations and designs that push us out of our comfort zone. If you too, are desperately searching for bright and fun nail inspo to bring to your next salon appointment, look no further! We’ve landed on a new and unique nail trend that is just starting to surface on Instagram and we have a feeling it’s about to blow up. Enter, lava nails.
Inspired by your favorite retro lava lamp, lava nails are popping up on the fingers of elite manicurists such as Nail Art By Molly at Chillhouse and Instagram-famous beauty editors like Michelle Lee. The avant-garde trend includes a pretty base coat, followed by swirls of complementary colors. The best part is that it’s customizable, meaning you can pick the colors you’ve been loving for your own unique take on the trend.
Still have trouble visualizing the trend? Check out a few of our favorite lava nail designs below!