8 DIY Nail Art Trends Blowing Up On Instagram

Simple Nude

If you're going to wear one polish color for spring, a glossy nude from celebrity nail artist Tom Bachik is low-key seductive when you select a shade that matches your skin tone, like Hailee Steinfeld's.


It's easier to make a tie-dye manicure than it looks, but you need to be a little more skilled than just using squeeze bottles of dye and rubber bands.

Smiley Face

The "indie nail" style has led to a new wave of happy smiley-face art. The happy face, sparks of different colors, and worn ombré all work well together in this look from S.and.M. Salon.

Electric Hearts

If heart nails feel cheesy in mid-February, come spring, the cupid symbols are super chic. Create yours using an electric yellow polish and an artsy heart-cutout design like nail artist Kim Truong.

Pastel Swooshies

Nail artist and content creator Melanie Graves calls this minimalist manicure "pastel swooshies," for the combo of springtime color pairings and a swoosh-across-the-tip design.

Indigo French

If you're partial to a traditional French manicure, simply trade your classic white tip for an unexpected indigo blue, which Danish nail artist Romée proves pairs best with a matching sweater.

Double French

We saw the French manicure of the future at this year's Fashion Week in Paris: tips that are colored. For spring, you can step it up by matching your bright tip with a lip patch that is also bright but a different color.

Minimalist Blocking

You don't have to get too wild in your design or color choice. Manicurist Chloe created this simple two-toned design using rose gold and milky pink polishes from Olive & June polishes, painting a stripe of each color down each nail.