Summer 2019 saw flame tipped nails, and star encrusted acrylics, but what does 2020 have in store for our manicures? Weโ€™ve picked out 20 Summer nail designs that’ll be HOT next year. Take a lookโ€ฆ

1. Melted Nails

 

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When it’s so hot your nails melt, right? Not quite, but these rainbow waves create a fresh and vibrant effect for the Summer months.

2. Polka Dots

 

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Polka dots are a classic pattern and create a super cute effect when transferred to the nails. Go minimalist with tiny dots and use different colours for a vibrant, Summery look.

3. Bold Cuticles

 

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Because who wants plain old cuticles? AKA the reverse French manicure, this playful design will make your nails stand out from the crowd.

4. Real Flowers

 

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One of the most popular Summer nail designs, these fresh and floral vibes are perfect for the transition from Spring to Summer. Use real pressed flowers and clear varnish to create a strikingly unique manicure.

5. Coloured Tips

 

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The cutest neon tips to bring little rays of sunshine to your nails. If you want to go super Summery, you could experiment with a different coloured tip on each nail!

6. Half Moon Nails

 

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The half-moon has been a popular design since the 1920s and shows no signs of slowing. Match different colours to create vibrant looks – think orange and yellow.

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7. Neon Ombre

 

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Neon pink is like Barbie gone wild, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Experiment with neons by creating ombre effects – a big trend for Summer 2020.

8. Colour Blocking

 

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Why stick to the same colour on both hands when you can have a different look on each one? Use contrasting Summer shades to create an eye-catching manicure that’s worthy of insta.

9. Metallic Nails

 

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Metallic nails are perfect for all those Summer parties as they’re glamorous and sleek. Add glitter to a metallic set to really ramp up the attitude!

10. Mermaid Nails

 

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Subtle mermaid nails are super fun for the Summer season and perfect for a holiday by the sea. Use coral shades and stencils to emulate the look of a mermaid tail.

11. Glass Nails

 

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For a sleek and sophisticated Summer nail design, look no further than glass nails. These beauties are created using clear acrylic and glossy varnish for a high-shine effect.

12. Milky Nails

 

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Milky nails are probably the most understated of Summer looks and are perfect for clients looking for a classy set. What’s more, white shades complement a deep Summer tan perfectly.

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13. Sunflower Nails

 

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Yellow and Sunflowers – could this set be any more Summery? Stick to embellishing an accent nail, rather than the whole set, if your client doesn’t want to go too bold.

14. Matchy Nails

 

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For the coolest Summer look, coordinate your nails with the rest of your outfit. Go bold with neons or match pastel tones. Whatever you choose, it’ll create high fashion vibes.

15. Feeling Fruity

 

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Strawberries, lemons, oranges – the possibilities for fruity summer nail designs are endless. Pick your fave fruit and combine it with a matching colour and voila, you have the perfect Summer set.

16. Butterfly Fly Away

Butterflies have been a hot trend throughout 2019 and are set to continue into 2020. These lovely little creatures are full of colour, so you can choose to go minimal like this set or create some funky nail art.

17. Short Nails

 

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Lemon yellow – the ultimate Summer colour. Short square nails can really pull off bright colours like this, so try out different shades, and you may find yourself converted from acrylic.

18. Designer Nails

 

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Gucci, Fendi, Prada? Whichever designer is your fave, you can now dedicate your nails to them. Try handpainted nail art or stamps to create impressive looks.

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19. Neon Claws

 

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Stilletto nails bring the attitude and fierceness just in time for Summer. The bold colours and glitter on these babies make them the perfect holiday or festival set.

20. All That Glitters

 

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Glitter nails are the perfect glam Summer nail design. Whether you’re holidaying all Summer long or keeping it lowkey, everyone needs a little sparkle.

If you love any of these Summer nail designs, head to the shop on our website for products that’ll help you recreate them! Check out our previous blog post for some Winter inspo.