D.I.Y. Summer Nail Styles And The Best Places To Have It Done

Sharpening those nails for the foreseeable future? As you think of the next way to decorate your tips, we’ve rounded up the best nail styles that will look even more beautiful when exposed under the summer sun.

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Depending on your fashion pieces and the current season, we just love changing our nail styles from time to time, especially when it starts peeling off or cracking up. This normal wear and tear only means one thing: you need a manicure touch-up. And as early as now, you can begin readying your summer look with these nail designs that are easy to cop.

In light of the recent events however, such as Metro Manila being placed under community quarantine, it isn’t highly advisable to take on summer beach trips just yet. Nonetheless, these manicures could be the closest thing to an actual summer vacation. While we wait and see how life develops here on out, get a sharp grip on summer with these nifty nail ideas.

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From cutepolish on Youtube

If you want to go for some holographic nails with some sparkle and shimmer, now’s the best time. These mermaid-inspired nails are scene-stealers and can instantly complement any outfit.

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Photo from @sandicrystal on Instagram

Combine both art and text in your nails because why not? With summer florals against a translucent nail paint, add an inspiring short quote in minimalist font on your ring finger. You know, just for a reminder.

Whether you go for pastel shades or plain heavy hues, these 15 versatile nail polishes from Sunnies Face are everything you need just in time for summer. Introducing the Play Paint, this jew release is built with 10-free formula, each quirky shade is easy to apply, quick to dry, and safe for your nails. Go ahead and try switching your nail colors weekly. Or alternately in one go, it’s all on your whim now.

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From Nails by Jemma on Youtube

Not only can these dotted nails remind you of a well-loved fashion brand, but it can also keep things classy in the summer season. While you can go for monochromatic colors, you can also paint other nails with plain pastel colors.

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From Very Emily on Youtube

Ombré nails can feel like an eye-refreshment with its two-toned complementing hues. For a more summer look, play with two pastel colors to achieve the desirable gradience.

If you prefer to avail of an extensive pampering experience, we’ve listed the salons where you can sit back, relax, and have your nail styles done according to how you want it.


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Behind Heart Evangelista’s alluring and ever-changing nails is this nail salon that continuously re-imagines the best nail for you. Get your extraordinary nails done at Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care.

Extraordinail Salon & Skin Care has branches in Blue Sapphire Residences, BGC, Continental Court Annapolis, Greenhills, and Golden Victoria, Tomas Morato. They even offer nail service with Extraordinail On Wheels. 

Nail Tropics

The summer vibe starts with Nail Tropics’ breathy interiors. Thus, complete the experience with the nail design you prefer for summer.

See a full list Nail Tropics branches here

Dashing Diva

Photo from Project Vanity

As Beauty Bar extends their beauty offerings, you can get an ultimate nail spa experience with Dashing Diva Nail Spa. Their experiential menu includes unique services and nail treatments to make you like a real diva.

Dashing Diva is located in 7 Beauty Bar stores: Rockwell, Trinoma, Midtown, Greenbelt 5, Eastwood, Mall of Asia, and Bonifacio High Street. 

NÉW Lounge 

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Apart from their signature eyelash extensions, this inclusive salon provides more confidence with nail care. Why not have your lashes done as well upon booking an appointment with them?

NÉW Lounge branches has branches in Las Pinas, Alabang, Greenhills, Mo. Ignacia, and Sgt. Esguerra, QC. 


Take it from Gabbi Garcia, Marian Rivera, and Coleen Garcia on where to best pamper yourself. Go for anything that makes you feel extra beautiful this Women’s month.

See a full list of Nailandia branches here

French Tips 

Take a trip  as if you were down to the South of France with a mani, pedi, and other nail services at French Tips Organic nail lounge. Get both luxurious treatment and stylish nails when you choose to avail exclusive services from them.

See a full list of French Tips Organic branches here


From Kathryn Bernardo’s nail obsessions, we’re sure you can have your nail design done perfectly at KathNails. If you love Kath’s nail updates,  you can never go wrong with the nail experience this nail salon offers, which if you haven’t caught by now, is owned by her.

See a full list of KathNails branches here

Take note that all of these nail salons provide a public advisory and follow safety tips to guarantee clean sanitized products and equipment to maintain high standards for their customers deserving of a worry-free pampering experience.

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