It is that time of year when your calendar is filled with upcoming nuptials and celebrations of love. Not only is this an exciting time (who doesn’t like to see their closest friends get married?), but it can also be a slightly stressful time – especially when it comes to knowing what to wear.
Instead of buying a new outfit for each event, why don’t you outfit-repeat and switch up the accessories and make-up looks instead? To help with inspiration, read on for five manicure trends to debut at a summer wedding.
1. Minimalist Manicure
For a minimalist manicure, consider using two coats of a sheer, pale-peach polish that will give you an almost-naked looking shine so that it looks like your natural nails, just slightly enhanced. On the other hand, you could include the “something blue” into your bridal look in a chic way by donning a muted, gray-sky blue tone.
Whenever you get a minimalist manicure, it is essential that you focus on using high-quality products to ensure that your fingernails look as beautiful as possible. All three products (base coat, nail polish, top coat) play an integral role in the look and staying power of your manicure, so opt to use polishes from brands that you trust and that aren’t going to stain or damage your fingertips.
2. Textured Manicure
One of the most popular manicure trends of 2019, a textured manicure enables you to transform your nails to ensure they look just as unique as you.
Nails adorned with beads, studs, and other types of jewelry are certainly a trend and are deemed an essential accessory to your overall outfit.
Other styles of textured manicures include velvet nails (using the luxurious, soft, and fuzzy fabric), feather nails (intricate real feathers are affixed), lace nails (sophisticated, high fashion lace), and gold leaf nail art (looks fabulous applied to the tips).
3. Summer Coral
Whether you are the bride or an attendee, during the summer months, coral is the ultimate color to ensure your nails look seasonal and romantic. In fact, a glossy peach shade is often considered a fresh take on the classic bridal nude.
With this color (and any color), you want to make sure that your nails are clean and neat. This means filing the tips so that they are all the same length and shape. Be sure to tidy your cuticles and buff your nails. Always ensure that you are applying a coat of clear polish to add some shine and to ensure the nail polish lasts.
For the best results, opt to visit the best beauty salon in Doha (or wherever you reside) to let the professionals take care of your nails. That way, you can spend more time styling your outfit and less time thinking about your cuticles.
4. High-Fashion Manicure
For those that want to make a seriously glam statement, then a Louboutin manicure may be the option for you.
With this style, you can match your nails to your favorite shoes, by having the shoe color on the front and red (for the Louboutin red sole) on the back of your fingernail. By having a special manicure treatment that incorporates painted nails inspired by Louboutin shoes, you can be assured that no one else will be rocking the same manicure style as you.
Alternatively, for other similarly glamorous nail art designs, consider dusting glitter over your nails for a unique finish, or adding sequins with semi-permanent gel polish for the ultimate sophisticated manicure trend.
5. Understated Pedicure
No matter what you are doing on your fingers, you probably want to keep your toes minimal – particularly if you are wearing open-toe shoes for the celebration. This will ensure that your toes match your fingernails and your outfit choice, while also keeping you looking and feeling put together.
For practical reasons, some of the more extravagant embellishments that you can get on your fingernails are not going to work on your toes; however, if you do want something more ornamented, ask your nail technician to add small white swirls to each toenail.
Are you attending any summer weddings this year? If so, what style of manicure are you considering trying? Are you looking at any from this list? Or do you have your own ideas?
Share the inspiration and let us know in the comments below.
AUTHOR BIO Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.