Summer 2011 Nail Trends


At the recent International Beauty Show in Las Vegas, Beautylish was on the hunt for the next big trends in nails. From floral decals and metallic feathers to fabric prints and three-dimensional designs, we're scouted the season's top tip trends to try.

Florals for summer? Shocking, but this season's handcrafted tips give the pattern a new image. You can create your own abstract free-hand designs, play with three-dimensional flowers, or try your hand at floral nail decals. Our Beauty Shae E. shows you how to apply Sally Hansen Salon Effects in a groovy floral pattern.

The touch and feel of your nails are just as important as the look. Give new dimension to your next manicure and experiment with texture and pattern—remember, fabric doesn't have to stop at the fingertips. Beauty Carly W. shows you how to DIY your own lace nails (no glue required!).

Glitter is always a popular nail trend, but this season, shape and scale amp up the shine. Hexagonal and circular forms transform bright to true bling. For a really dazzling finish, pair a metallic base with a glitter top coat (like Milani Jewel FX). Watch Beauty Althea N. spice up her bronze manicure with a glitter gradient top coat!

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