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?
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American Flag Fourth of July Nails
Talk about spectacular: Not only are these Fourth of July nails showing our great flag off perfectly, they also appear to shine and sparkle, too. Instagram user @alterego_nails sure did a fantastic job bringing the festive holiday to life. We don't know about you, but we're feeling ready to watch fireworks already.
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Amazing Acrylic Fourth of July Nails
Aren't acrylic nails lovely? Proudly sporting red, white, and blue in a truly unique way, these Fourth of July nails by Instagram user @kayladoesnaiils would certainly steal the show at any holiday party. Just a little bit of glitter adds a whole lot of magic here!
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Starry Fourth of July Nails
Of course, we can see the beautifully proud stars from afar. But take a closer look at all the details that go into this patriotic nail art by Rikki Dohmann, who has an incredible nail art Instagram account and even a YouTube channel. That's when the magic really happens. We simply can't get over the intricate color schemes of red, white, and blue in the background — so creative!
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Flowing American Flag Fourth of July Nails
We're loving the wavy lines on these Fourth of July nails — almost as much as we adore the patriotic inspiration behind it. As Instagram user @jessiedoesnails explained, she did this fabulous nail art with the idea of Old Glory blowing in the wind. It's no surprise that now, it's blowing us all away.
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Eye-Catching Fourth of July Nails
This Fourth of July nail art is perfect for anyone who loves a little extra sparkle and shine on the big day. Instagram user @livfancinailtique brings all the festive glory to this look by coupling classic Fourth of July colors with stunning 3-D gems and glitter. Gorgeous!
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Nautical Fourth of July Nails
Cleverly dubbed "Summer Sailin Fourth," this Fourth of July design by Instagram user @alyssadidmynails is an adorable nautical design. Perfect for anyone who enjoys a good boating trip, this patriotic nail art pays tribute to both the holiday and a fun activity to do while celebrating it — what could be better than that?
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Popsicle Art Fourth of July Nails
How adorable are these Fourth of July nails? We all love a good popsicle on the holiday — especially a patriotic one. Instagram user @jeealee does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of the holiday with a design of one of the most unmistakable and delicious parts of it!
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Dotted American Flag Fourth of July Nails
Meet American flag dotticure! Courtesy of Instagram user @gottahavepolish, this clever Fourth of July nail art involves several intricate dots that come together to make one fantastic flag. Isn't it incredible how you can see all the different shades of dots working together up close? Talk about painting a perfect picture!