Up next: a sizzling hot season.
If you thought the Y2K beauty trends were slowing down, think again. This summer, the popular trend has been given a flame update for the perfect, playful throwback in mix-and-match nails.
For those who like to take the trend quite literal, opt for a dramatic black base and orange flames across your nails. If you’re going the DIY route, don’t forget to pop on a top coat for a long-lasting mani.
Whether you apply flames with a stencil or hand paint them, you can’t go wrong with a classic, lean white mani. Pro tip: make sure to clean up your cuticles as they will be on full display.
Like most nail designs, the more real estate you have to work with, the better. However, that shouldn’t deter shorter nails from the trend, especially since polishing the flame across the whole nail will create the illusion that the nail bed is longer.
Speed into summer with this fun, race car inspired manicure. With a striper nail tool, swirl in a flame in the shape of a ‘C’ and continue to add dimension and width as you go along.
Bright manicures will always be in fashion in the summer. Update your classic all-over polish with flame accents in the opposite shade on the color wheel.
Go full on bold this season with holographic flames to transport you for an eclectic and stylish summer. Grab a metallic or holographic polish and allow yourself to experiment.
A French manicure, another popular Y2K nail trend, meets flames here for a modern take on the traditional Frenchie. Opt for the same color or embrace all your favorite neon summer shades to channel the heat of the season.