Over the past year and a half, we found ourselves painting our own nails. With social-distancing mandates and COVID travel restrictions confining most of us to our homes, the mani/pedi was minimized to an act of self care.
But this summer, with vaccinations happening across the country, we're slowing getting back to seeing friends and family to celebrate weddings and birthdays, which makes treating yourself to a professional manicure even more thrilling, not only because it's been awhile — but because you can show it off.
If you're dry on ideas, we've got you covered with the five biggest nail-art trends for summer 2021. Whether you want to try a variation on the classic French, or a fun '70s swirl situation, scroll through to source your inspiration.