Nail Stalking! 12 Must-Copy Manis Spotted On The Streets Of S.F.

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 31.]
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re on a stalking kick these days (guilty as charged). From head-turning carryalls to sweet steppers, it's all about hunting and gathering the snazziest styles around the Bay. And since some say hands are the first thing people notice on you (we know we can attest to that!), we took our undercover skills to the streets once again to spy some of S.F.’s sickest nail designs — and let’s just say, we weren't disappointed.
Armed with our go-to Instagram app, we captured a wide selection of digit(-al) masterpieces. The result? A slew of colorful creations that we’re itching to copy. From dotted decals to pinstripe ombré, behold 12 images of utter nail-art frenzy right here. Click through to peep the pretty phalanges in all of their glory — and get ready to be inspired.
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ShopNear.Me founder Yuan Zhang's chevron nails are covet-worthy! Plus, they match her purse, how perfect is that?

Photographed by Klassy Goldberg
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Web producer Rachel Agana's galaxy stunners are out of this world.

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Agana
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Stylist and closet consultant Alexis Badiyi has shimmery digits — and we love 'em!

Photo: Courtesy of Alexis Badiyi
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Parris Hodges of Pams & Kin applied Pams & Kin's colors to achieve this kaleidoscopic look. Sure, this mani takes a bit of time, but patience pays off!

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Me-ow! Refinery29 S.F. editor Angela Tafoya has one wild mani, thanks to her Sally Hansen nail stickers.

Photographed by Angela Tafoya
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Mira Mira shop owner Mira Pickett sports one of our fave spring trends on her phalanges — pastel paired with a nude hue!

Photo: Courtesy of Mira Pickett
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As if one neon-hued accessory wasn't enough, pretty PR gal and former Refinery29 S.F. intern Eunice Tanos shows off her tropical-to-go nails.

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You saw it here first, folks! Kiri Jones of Pams & Kin gives us a pinstripey preview of a new soon-to-be-released color, Dirty Pop.

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We love that Acrimony and ACRE/SF owner Jenny Chung paired her pretty mani with an edgy accessory.

Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Chung
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Indigo Goodson's many styles make it hard to pick a fave. However, we're really digging the rhinestones on the middle fingers.

Photo: Courtesy of Indigo Goodson
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We spotted our very own senior editor Katie Hintz-Zambrano with a retro-inspired, polka-dot mani.

Photographed by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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We're loving Sally Hansen's orange decals on student and Aussie import Emily Benjamin. And it doesn't hurt that girlfriend matched her digits to her bling.

Photographed by Klassy Goldberg