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Fourth of July Manicures That’ll Make You Proud to Be an American

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Planning your Fourth of July nails ahead of time is the perfect way to prepare for the holiday in advance this year. After all, you probably already have your favorite cookout recipes in mind, and you might even have some patriotic decor on hand. So why not shake things up a bit this holiday with some bold Fourth of July designs for nails?

Many Americans celebrate the holiday with the famous colors of the American flag — red, white, and blue. Unsurprisingly, many folks love to bring these patriotic colors to life on their nails for the big day. While it’s admirable for anyone to proudly sport the festive shades, several Fourth of July nail designs have been overdone and overused. (We’ve all seen and — let’s be honest — probably even tried a glittery nail polish that promised sparkling shades of all three colors and instead gave us a big, clumpy mess instead.) No matter what color (or lack thereof) you’re sporting on your nails right now, there’s no reason why you can’t think outside the box this year for truly fabulous Fourth of July nails — and the manicure photos below are a perfect place to start.

On the social media site Instagram, there are so many talented nail pros that know exactly what they’re doing with patriotic nail art and are experts on how to bring the spirit of the holiday to life on people’s hands. It’s worth checking out a few of the best images for inspiration for your holiday look. From creative depictions of the American flag to adorable nail art of festive popsicles, these Fourth of July nails are sure to up the ante for anyone who rocks them. Just take one glance through them and see if you don’t start asking the nearest nail artist to start taking notes for your manicure. After all, we’re already celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave — who says gorgeous nails can’t be part of that?

Scroll below to find a Fourth of July manicure you love, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

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