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These Spring Nail Trends Deserve a Spot on Your Moodboard

Inspo for your next manicure, ahead.

These Spring Nail Trends Deserve a Spot on Your Moodboard
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Though March has just begun, you may not realize that spring is right around the corner. And as the old adage goes, out with the old and in with the new. This doesn’t refer to spring cleaning your home—the season is a perfect time to give your beauty rituals a reset. You might want to make some changes to your skincare routine, like swapping out a winter cream for a gel moisturizer, and while you’re at it, why not refresh your manicure, too? For some inspiration for the warmer months ahead, we rounded up the 10 best nail ideas for spring 2023.

Micro French Manicure

Whether you stick to a traditional and fresh white-tip or opt to get creative with colors, the French manicure is here to stay. To recreate the look at home, use a striping brush for clean lines.

Freehand Nail Art

This spring nail art idea pairs freehand squiggles with metallic polish for a look that’s super easy to do on your own. To tackle those squiggles, use an ultra fine brush to swipe on the polish.

3D Nail Art

For those who consider themselves a maximalist, the three-dimensional manicure is definitely for you. This high-shine metallic take on the trend will turn heads all season long.

Holographic Nail Art

These holographic nails are striking but don’t worry, they’re not too difficult to do on your own. After adding a base coat, swipe on two coats of gel polish and a gel top coat. Next, add holographic powder on top before sealing everything in with another top coat layer.

Tie Dye Nails

Get inspired by this retro aesthetic and give your spring manicure a nostalgic edge.

Light Green Nails

Pastel shades are typically associated with spring nails but why not try out a neon hue? Rather than covering every single nail entirely in polish, incorporate negative space on a couple of nails for a fun twist.

Abstract Nails

Abstract nails are nothing new but they’ll remain on inspo boards for spring. It’s also pretty DIY-friendly—use a brush to draw on free-hand lines before swiping on the nail polish.

Minimalist Floral Nails

For a look that takes minimal effort but has maximal impact, these decal flower designs are the perfect addiction to a nude manicure.

Ombre Nails

This pink ombre spring nail idea is both simple and seamless. Plus, thanks to the nude base, the grow-out phase will be less visible than usual.

Tortoise Nail Art

Try a tortoise pattern for your spring nail design for an animal print that’s sophisticated yet eye-catching.

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