8 Of The Most Popular Summer Nail Shades

8 Of The Most Popular Summer Nail Shades

You can’t beat coral or red shades for a mani-pedi at this time of year. In case you find yourself staring at endless rows of colour, we asked some of our favourite salons what their most popular summer shades are…

SALON: Secret Spa
SHADE: Gelish Polish in Tiger Blossom, £21.95

A classic coral, this Tiger Blossom shade is a firm favourite among Secret Spa’s clientele. Almost tangerine in tone, it’s incredibly flattering and looks great against a black or white dress.

Available at NailPolishDirect.co.uk


SALON: London Grace
SHADE: London Grace Polish in Chloe, £12

With a no-nasties, vegan formula, this polish is as clean as it gets, while the pinky coral shade is universally flattering. The fleshy pink undertones look especially great against paler complexions. It doesn’t chip or flake either – expect this one to last at least five days. 

Available at LondonGrace.co.uk


SALON: Nails & Brows Mayfair
SHADE: Kure Bazaar Nail Polish in Coquette, £15

Coquette is a vibrant orange that works for everyone, but one which suits darker skin tones particularly well. Ideal for the summer months, it’s bright without being garish. The formula is impressive, too, with no formaldehyde, parabens or synthetics. Instead, wood pulp, wheat cotton and corn work together to nourish and hydrate the nail for better results.

Available at JohnAndGinger.co.uk


SALON: Duck & Dry
SHADE: Essie Polish in Fifth Avenue, £7.99 

This tomato red is a firm favourite at Duck & Dry, but also at SL. With strong orange undertones, it’s suits most skin tones, and is wearable all year round.  

Available at LookFantastic.com


SALON: Nails Inc At Harvey Nichols
SHADE: Nails Inc Gel Effect in Kensington Passage, £15

Loved for its vibrant pink tone, this is one of Nails Inc’s bestsellers. The lively colour isn’t for the faint-hearted, but you’ll be surprised at how sheer and buildable it is if you want to take a more subtle approach. Pair it with short nails for the most on-trend results. The clean, vegan and cruelty-free formula earns it extra points, too. 

Available at NailsInc.com 


SHADE: CND Vinylux Polish in Electric Orange, £11.95

Beautiful against olive and darker skin tones, this colourful orange has lasting pigment that's ideal for summertime. The addition of vitamin E and keratin is a bonus, working to strengthen and condition the nail for smoother application. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


SALON: Blush + Blow
SHADE: CND Vinylux Tropix Nail Varnish, £11.95 

CND’s Tropix hue is a hot crimson with flattering orange undertones. The long-wear formula is laced with nail-strengthening keratin and jojoba oils, so the rich colour lasts for days. Top points for the high-shine finish, too. 

Available at LookFantastic.co.uk


SALON: Aimee Purser Beauty, Independent Nail Technician’s
SHADE: The Gel Bottle in Coral Touch, £14.50

This pretty coral is one of Blush + Blow’s most-requested shades, thanks to its colourful finish. Ideal for warmer weather, it suits all skin tones and is a great alternative to red, too.  

Available at TheGelBottle.com

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