26 Cute Spring and Summer Nails for 2021

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These summer nails are so cute and creative. They’re perfect for your spring and summer of 2021.

If you’re looking for creative spring and summer nail design ideas, I’ve got you covered with these 26 nail design ideas.

While getting your nails done by a professional is a great experience, did you know that you can also DIY your nails?

Press On Nails: I love searching Etsy for DIY press on nail designs. These colorful nails were created by Iridescent Nails Vibe. You can find more nail designs on Etsy by clicking here.

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Along with sharing fun nails ideas, I’m also including some of my best tips you should know before getting acrylic nails.

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Strengthen Your Nails

If you have brittle or weak nails, I strongly suggest that you strengthen your nails before getting acrylics.This is because acrylic nails can leave your natural nails weak and susceptible to breaking. Jojoba oil is great for improving the health and strength of your nails.

pastel nails

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neon top nails

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neon outline nails

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Make Sure the Tools are Clean

You can get an infection or nail fungus when getting your nails done. For that reason, it’s important that you make sure that the tools used are sterilized.

Additionally, I recommend not allowing them to cut your cuticle. This will decrease your changes of getting an infection. Furthermore, both the Mayo Clinic and American Academy of Dermatology advise against cutting cuticles.

pink ombre long nails

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daisy flower nails

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watermelon spring nails

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Choosing Your Shape and Length

This is one of the funnest parts of getting your nails done. If you’re new to nail shapes, the oval shape is classic nail shape.

I would also opt for shorter nails, so that you can get used to what it feels like to have longer nails.

neon glossy nails

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acrylic yellow nails

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purple and blue cloud nails

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Caring for Your Nails

To protect your fancy new nails, make sure you wear gloves whenever you have to clean with chemicals. This is one of the best things you can do to preserve your acrylic nails.

pastel specks nails

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corner color nails

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seafoam gel nails

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Don’t Forget Cuticle Oil

After your nails have been applied, you may notice your nail tech rubbing some sort of oil on your cuticles. This oil is called cuticle oil.

If you have dry cuticles, cuticle oil will keep them soft. I recommend applying cuticle oil after washing your hands or taking a shower.

long yellow nails

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sunshine pastel nails

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nails with flowers

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black swirls

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simple coral nails

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confetti on tip nails

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nails with colorful tips

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black and white palm trees

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pastel matte nails

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pastel flower nails

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pink neon tips

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watermelon summer nails

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I hope these summer and spring nails have given you inspiration for your next nail designs. Simply show the picture of the nails you like to your manicurist or nail technician.