Classic French manicures, cow print nails, tortoiseshell details, and minimalist nail art will always have a place in our hearts, but every once in a while, we want to veer away from neutral and towards bright and bold nail looks. You too?
From the looks of Instagram hashtags, we're not alone. #Neonnails has over 600,000 posts and that's not even the only tag related to the bright color palette—and trust us, we would know. As soon as we saw glowing nail colors blowing up, we immediately took to the 'gram to suss out the prettiest, most post-worthy neon nail looks social media has to offer. Naturally, we wanted to show you what we found. So, what're you waiting for? Keep scrolling for 25 ways to wear super-bright, neon nails.
These bright, highlighter-yellow nails made us double-take. We love the sharp lines and crisp grey accents. After all, grey nails are in.
Another way to get in on the neon nail trend while also embracing grey is with this mismatch French mani. The grey base creates stark contrast against the bright tips in a way we can't stop staring at.
This ultra-thin French manicure makes a major statement with slim swipes of highlighter yellow. To create the look, use French manicure stickers placed close to the edge of the tip of each nail.
These turquoise, yellow, and black leopard nails are guaranteed to garner likes online and complimnets in real life. They're not difficult to DIY, either. Start with a yellow base then use a thin brush or toothpick to create small turquoise circles and blobs (they don't have to be even) across your nails. Next, use a thin brush or toothpick to outline the edges (though, not entirely) of each blob in black. Finish with topcoat.