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Nail Designs: An Ultimate Guide to Freshen Up Your Next Mani-Pedi

BY: Editors | Sep 1, 2017

Sure, a manicure with a simple coat of red polish never steered us wrong. But with the wealth of nail design ideas out there these days, there's no better time to break free of your normal mani-pedi rut. To help, we've gathered together all of our best nail designs articles in one place, so you can find fun inspiration for your next trip to the nail salon.


Nail design ideas

Modernize Your French-Tip Nails Modernize Your French-Tip Nails

3 French Manicures That Update the Old-Fashioned Look
The Case for Natural Nails: Go Buff or Go Home The Case for Natural Nails

Go Buff or Go Home
Acrylic Nails Can Look However You Want Them To Acrylic Nails Can Look However You Want Them To

Our Acrylic Nails Guide Will Help You Determine if They're Right for You
The Best Nail Polishes, Top Coats, and Gel Polishes The Best Nail Polishes, Top Coats, and Gel Polishes

We Ranked Our Favorite Polishes in 7 Categories

Nail art

Trends we love

Five Nail Art Design Ideas to Spice Up Basic Manicures Five Nail Art Design Ideas to Spice Up Basic Manicures

Ideas So Easy, Even Your Non-Dominant Hand Can Do Them
Five Standout Manicures from Saint Louis Nail Salons Five Standout Manicures from Saint Louis Nail Salons

The Most Colorful and Unusual Manicures Coming Out of St. Louis Salons
Six Unique Manicures from Salt Lake City Nail Salons Six Unique Manicures from Salt Lake City Nail Salons

Pineapples and Lace Are Just Two of Our Favorite Looks
Five Denver Manicures We Can't Wait to Duplicate Five Denver Manicures We Can't Wait to Duplicate

These Denver Nail Salons Go Above and Beyond
The 10 Coolest Manicures in Cleveland The 10 Coolest Manicures in Cleveland

Manicures That Do Everything From Hearts to Modern Art
We Got Five on It: L.A.'s Five Coolest Manicures We Got Five on It: L.A.'s Five Coolest Manicures

These 5 Looks Are Totally Worthy of Tinsel Town
Seven Las Vegas–Inspired Manicures Seven Las Vegas–Inspired Manicures

Sin City Never Looked So Good

Seasonal looks

Our Top 5 Favorite Summer Nails Our Top 5 Favorite Summer Nails

Subdued Florals, Colorblocking, Square Shapes, and Bright Hues That Avoid Neon Territory
Quiz: What Fall Nail Colors Best Express Your Personality?Cool Fall Nail Colors & Designs to Try

Instagrammers Show Off Their Gorgeous Autumnal Nails
My Trick-or-Treat Manicure My Trick-or-Treat Manicure

A Manicure So Cute, It's Scary
My Favorite Nail-Polish Colors for Fall My Favorite Nail-Polish Colors for Fall

Shades to Ease You Into Chilly Weather
Quiz: What Summer Pedicure Color Best Expresses Your Personality?Pics of Winter Nails to Guide Your Slay

There's No Santa or Reindeer in Sight

DIY nail designs

Nine Must-Have Nail-Art Tools For Your Manicure Kit Nine Must-Have Nail-Art Tools For Your Manicure Kit

Who Knew Scotch Tape Could Do So Much
What Is a Nail Wrap? An Investigation of the Nail Sticker What Is a Nail Wrap? An Investigation of the Nail Sticker

Our Writer Puts The Stretchy Decals To The Test

Nail shapes

7 Popular Nail Shapes and Why to Choose or Avoid Them 7 Popular Nail Shapes and Why to Choose or Avoid Them

We're All About Squoval and Coffin Nails

Inspiration and advice from nail artists

Manicures So Good, They Were in a Museum Manicures So Good, They Were in a Museum

How AstroWifey's Nail Designs Ended Up in the MCA
Neon, Stiletto, and Floral: The Growing, Yet Still Tiny, World of Nail Art Neon, Stiletto, and Floral: The Growing, Yet Still Tiny, World of Nail Art

Our Interview with Chicago Nail Artist Claudia Del Leola
STIL Salon and Spa's Favorite Nail-Polish Trends STIL Salon and Spa's Favorite Nail-Polish Trends

Stela and Ilva Sotiraj Talk Ombre Nails and Liquid Sand