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Top Summer Nail Trends for 2018

Life is too short to have boring nail polish. Show off your personality this summer by rocking nails that are as bold and bright as the summer sun! What better way to celebrate the season of hot beach days and warm summer nights than with a fabulous set of nails?  Check out these must have styles heating things up this summer.

A Little Bedazzled –A great way to add some stylish sparkle to your nails is with a few carefully placed rhinestones, on one nail or all 10. Not only can you pick from a ton of different colors, they look great with just about any color polish.

I’m on a Boat – Anchor yourself to something special with nautically-themed nails. Start with a navy blue base color and paint white stripes on 8 fingers. On the remaining two, use a pointed brush to paint a simple anchor. This design will have you ready to be out on the water.

Baby You’re a Firework – Let your colors burst! Literally! Fireworks are always a real crowd pleaser. Start by using a black polish as your base to really make the colors pop. Choose bright colors that really stand out. Paint tiny lines starting at the center and curving outward to form mini firework designs. Silver and gold are always a great option to lend an explosively shimmery touch but choose a few other colors to mix in to showcase your bright personality.

Neon Nights – The 80’s are making their way back with electrically charged neon colors that are perfect for a fun and festive look! Try mixing it up by using different neon shades, like green and pink or blue and yellow, and alternating fingers. 

Mirror-Mirror on the Wall – Who has the most stylish nails of all? You will if you go metallic! Silver, copper, gold or chrome will give you an edge that will grab everyone’s attention.

Glitter is Better – When in doubt, keep calm and pour some glitter on. A little shine makes everything better. Whether you’re adding a little or a lot, you can’t go wrong with glitter. Paint your ring finger with glitter and the rest a solid color. Or, try a beautiful pink base with a silver glitter top coat. Point is, don’t let anything dull your sparkle this Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with your style! The beautiful thing about experimenting with cool new nails, is you can change it up as often as you like! If you’ve always been a master of the manicure and love the idea of creating and designing your own nail art, you may be the perfect candidate for a future as a Nail Specialist! If that sounds like a dream job, you should check out the Nail Specialty Programat Continental School of Beauty! Continental is helping students learn the technical and artistic skills they need to become licensed Nail Technicians. With, literally, hands-on training, and a variety of campus locationsin upstate New York to choose from, Continental can help you too! Contact ustoday to learn more about the Nail Specialty Program and other programsthat can help you launch your future in the beauty industry!

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