9 Neon Nail Colors That'll Bring Summer To Your Fingers

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After you've scheduled a haircut and swapped your heavy moisturizer for a lighter gel formula, a manicure is the next logical (not to mention mood-boosting) task to check off your spring to-do list. Whether you're spending your tax return on a treat-yourself salon service — gels plus nail art — or planning to DIY before your spring social calendar gets packed, the polish color trend of the moment is the same all around: the brighter, the better.
Simply put, vibrant, magenta fingernails are just meant to be wrapped around a glass of rosé during Friday's rooftop happy hour. To help you get there faster, we've rounded up the best neon nail polish shades that we're loving right now. Click through the gallery ahead, where you'll find the exact polish to usher in the summer vibes — since you're probably already wearing sandals.
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Punchy Guava

Amazon is an authorized retailer of Smith & Cult nail polish, so this adorable, gold-capped bottle is an easy add to your next Prime order. Can't you just imagine this cute pop of peachy-pink color wrapped around an ice-cold Paloma?
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Neon Pink

If you're going for pink, you can give your nails the designer treatment with a neon-bright DIY mani, courtesy of Mr. Christian Louboutin. "I love a bold, bright pink — and Christian Louboutin's Neoprene polish is just that," says nail pro Naomi Yasuda. "This color is super pigmented, borderline fluorescent on the nails." Plus, the pointy, calligraphy-style bottle only adds to the appeal.
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Poppy Red

For spring 2019, classic red polish gets a little brighter, stopping just shy of neon. "Chanel's Scenario polish is my favorite red in the bright-polish category," says celebrity manicurist, Michelle Saunders. "With gorgeous orange-y undertones, it makes a punchy statement that still feels sophisticated."
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Electric Blue

One of our go-to drugstore nail-polish brands, Sally Hansen, recently teamed up with Jelly Belly candy company to bring us the spring manicure we never knew we needed: jelly-bean nails. All 11 shades in the collection are bright, fun, and quick-dry — but the Berry Blue shade has to be our favorite.
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Bright Peach

According to Nails Inc. pro Thea Green, the fruity and vibrant shade we'll see trending this season is a spin on coral, Pantone's color of the year. "Our latest shade duo — Kiss My Peach — is the perfect hit of spring for your fingers," explains Green. Even more fitting, it actually smells like peaches.
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Crisp White

White before Memorial Day is no longer a fashion faux pas — which means come mid-March, we'll be pairing our simple white tee and jeans with a matching mani-pedi combo. "A bold white polish feels fresh for spring," says Saunders. "Choose a polish with opaque coverage, so it doesn't go too sheer."
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Vibrant Violet

Nail pro Jin Soon Choi tells us that a fluorescent purple looks good on everyone. "YSL's Violine Surrealiste is my favorite sunny vacation polish," she says. "It brings a party to your fingernails and always gets compliments."
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Blazing Orange

If pastel-toned peach feels too mute, a fiery opaque orange is sure to make a statement. "NARS' Blow-Up is a super fun mandarin-orange shade," says Choi. "It boldly announces you're feeling the warmer weather." Bonus, this shade looks amazing on darker skin tones.
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Lemon Yellow

If you're looking to dip your fingers into yellow this spring, it makes sense to start with your manicure. "We recently posted a mani in this shade — Sun Bleached by CND — and everyone was loving the reintroduction to bright yellow," says Sarah Gibson Tuttle, CEO & founder of Olive & June. It's not highlighter neon, but it's a sunshine shade that still feels fresh and current.
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