Celeb-Approved Summer Nail-Art Ideas

Bored of your go-to bright lacquer for summer? ‘Tis the season to get a little adventurous and experiment with nail art. Though we’ll eternally love a sophisticated, glossy manicure, there’s something about the revolving door of vacations, BBQs and beach days that has us feeling more inclined to take our nail game a little less seriously. Peruse these celeb-approved creations to inspire your next playful paint job.

Gigi Hadid

Try different symbols on each nail and deck out your fingers with dainty rings galore.

Photo: @gigihadid

Shay Mitchell

We all scream for ice cream! Pay homage to summer's most beloved sweet treat with these candy-dipped tips.

Photo: @shaym

Chiara Ferragni

David Bowie's glam-rock tunes make for a feel-good summer playlist, but who knew miniature Ziggy Stardust faces would also be such a hot commodity for the season?

Photo: @chiaraferragni

Katy Perry

Play off the natural curve of your nail bed and ward off evil with dainty eye symbols on toes (or fingers).

Photo: @katyperry

Hailee Steinfeld

Not a fan of this season's traditional neon color palette? Punch up dark lacquer with metallic gold details and rock some serious bling to match.

Photo: @haileesteinfeld


Chrome tips fit for a queen—channel your inner royal with a heavy-metal mani bedecked with itty bitty crowns.

Photo: @beyonce