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8 Best Summer 2024 Nail Trends, According to Experts

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According to Walton, "metallic accents—in shades of silver chrome, rose gold, and copper—over jelly nudes" will be one of the most popular new styles for summer 2024.  

Metallic Jelly Nail

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Sometimes the chicest nail look is one that makes your nails and skin look super healthy. Minimal nail patterns and nude nail paints will look fantastic this summer when worn with moisturized, clean cuticles and hands.  

Clean, Fresh Cuticle

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Practical? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely. "The Russian almond nail shape is a variation of the classic almond shape but with a more pronounced, elongated, and tapered tip," Walton adds.  

Russian Almond Shape

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Tell the eye-popping colors to back off. "This summer, soft and delicate pastels will gain popularity with baby pink, mint green, and soft lemon leading the palette," according to Walton.  

Pastel Nail Color

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French tips will never go out of style, but every year, we discover a fresh take on the classic to make it appear contemporary. What will it be like in 2024?  

Dripped French Tip

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Gold accents will up your Mardi Gras nail game. Use gold foil or metallic embellishments to create a regal and sumptuous look. Whether it's a modest gold French tip or complex gold decoration on a black base  

Cherry Nail Design

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Think beach. "Also gaining in popularity are ocean blues and greens like aqua, seafoam and cobalt blue, especially in a monochromatic fashion," according to Walton.  

Aqua Nail Color

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Walton expects that the puffy, 3D nail art trend, like the beautiful hearts above, will only grow in popularity this summer. In general, your best chance is to visit a nail artist who can construct these using soft gel and then cure them with a UV nail lamp so they don't budge.   

Puffy Nail Art

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