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TikTok Is Obsessed With #WaterColorNails — And They're Worth Every Bit of the Hype

Nail trends — but make it art.

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Spring is here, meaning it’s time to lay our dark and moody manicures to rest. (At least those who love to keep up with the seasons’ trends.) If you’re looking for a fresh entry into the warmer months, TikTok‘s #WaterColorNails should be your next try on the manicure tip.

With over 6.9 million views on the beauty side of TikTok, this is your call to pick up the phone to the seasonal inspiration that has the masses in a chokehold. Watercolor nails are exactly what they sound like. The look relies on soft washes of pastel nail polishes blurred seamlessly onto the nail bed. Far from your DIY art class, watercolor t-shirt-making project, the key to acing this trend is much more complicated than it looks and we recommend going to your favorite salon manicurist to help you attain the style.

There are many ways to arrive at watercolor nails. You can try the trend by mixing a few polishes or decorative details like glitter, foil or sheer varnish with infused additives. From there, you want to dilute the colors with a clear base coat and smoosh them to get the watercolor effect.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite watercolor nail styles for more inspiration. Keep reading on for more.

 

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