If you’ve ever been intimidated by the nail polish wall at your local salon, you’re definitely not alone. With so many options, it’s usually pretty overwhelming to decide on the color you want right on the spot. If you’re as indecisive as we are, we’ve got some great news: you no longer have to make a choice, because rainbow nails are officially a thing.
Rainbow manicures have been popping up on Instagram over the last couple months—each with a cooler iteration than the next. Although the OG rainbow manicure seems to be just a different color on each nail, it’s since evolved and can take the form of rainbow french manicure or rainbow nail art (think a different color flower on each finger).
Although the trend is playful it’s also caught the attention of high fashion, seen most recently at the United Colors of Benetton show at London Fashion Week and on models like Gigi Hadid (her manicure is extra rich because it literally features euros).
The appeal is obvious. Beyond being able to wear all your favorite spring shades at once, it fits perfectly with the many other trends everyone is obsessed with right now: hair accessories, prairie dresses, tiny bags. All a little kitschy, all a lot of fun.
To pull off the look, you’ll need to stock up on a bunch of different shades. Shop our favorite colors for rainbow nails below.
Tara Gonzalez is the commerce editor at Glamour. Follow her @tarigonzalez.
Published at Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:13:35 +0000