I've found there to be two types of people in this world: those who walk into a nail salon and bend the knee to the great wall of bottles for their colour inspiration and those who, well, don't (aka those of us who know the exact shade or colour family we want hours pre–paint job).
Of course, if you're a celebrity,these types of choices might depend on pressing appointments like premieres, red carpets, events, concert tours or film projects, but that doesn't stop us from wondering what summer nail colours celebrities are most excited to wear this season or what shades they're requesting when they get some time off.
We reached out to three of the most-wanted celebrity nail artists in the industry to find out what summer nail colours their A-list clientele have requested most thus far. Are you the wall-of-polish-type client? You'll appreciate the celeb-led inspiration. And for all of you premeditators, consider this a summer challenge to stray from your usual hue. Ahead, the 10 most-requested summer nail colours, according to the talented celebrity nail artists. Keep scrolling!
"Barely there, shimmery nude nails look great on fresh, sun-kissed skin, and it's a more playful alternative to traditional nude nails. I just used [a similar] polish on Minnie Driver, and she was obsessed."
"On the opposite spectrum, we have neon! It is another trend that's super fun for the summer, whether it's a pop of neon on an accent nail, a neon French manicure or a neon negative-space manicure. Orly's Nail Polish in Glowstick (£9) is a fun fluorescent yellow."
"I'm also getting a lot of requests for a matte finish on the neons, which is what I like to call the sherbet trend. If you want to try it out for yourself, all five of these colours from one of my go-to brands Essie dry with a demi-matte finish!This one is an electric peach."
"OPI's Nail Polish in Samoan Sand (£14) is my favourite opaque nude, and I've been using it on everyone these last couple months. Whether you go more sheer or opaque, both of these natural summer nail colours are universally flattering."