The vibrant but chic nail colour everyone's set to be wearing for summer

Offering a pop of colour that will elevate any look, this bold fuchsia hue makes for the perfect summer-ready mani...

Hand with short, square-shape nails with hot pink nail polish
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While pinks have forever been a classic manicure choice, this season is making way for a lively update on the rosy hue and it’s perfectly sprightly yet chic for the upcoming sunny months…

We’re only halfway through the year and 2024 nail trends have been nothing short of plentiful. But one thing’s for certain, there’s been a recurring colourful theme running throughout, from “Blueberry” nails to lemon French tip nails, and it doesn’t look like the trend’s coming to an end anytime soon. After loving soft pastels in recent months, this summer is officially all about bold nails - think fruity watermelon nails and zesty coral nails.

But now, there’s another vibrant trend on the manicure scene, arriving in the form of hot pink nails, and they’re planning on sticking around all summer - here’s how to recreate them…

Why we're adding hot pink nails to our summer manicure rotation

As the name suggests, its feminine and energetic nature makes it a go-to option for a summer-ready look, whether you have an upcoming occasion, heading off on holiday or you’re simply looking to inject some colour into your talons.

Despite its standout nature, the design can be tailored to suit your particular manicure style - whether that be a minimalist and trendy colourful French tip to statement block colour square nails.

How to recreate hot pink nails

To elevate this bold look, you will need a glossy top coat to recreate the salon-worthy shine and keep your mani protected from any chipping. We'd also recommend adding a quality cuticle oil to your nail kit - like this OPI ProSpa Nail and Cuticle Oil - in order to hydrate your nails and aid repair and growth.

5 ways to wear hot pink nails

If you're in need of some visual inspiration for how to adopt the trend into your next manicure (or to show your nail tech at your upcoming mani appointment), we've put together five ways to wear hot pink nails this summer...

1. Short hot pink nails

For those who wanting a pared-back and minimalist approach to the trend, short nails go hand-in-hand with bold summery colours, such as this one.

2. Hot pink French tip nails

The colourful French tips trend certainly isn't going anywhere anytime soon and for how vibrant this shade is, it is a great way to subtly dip your toe into the trend. For those recreating this look at home, we'd recommend investing in a French tip stamp - such as Nail HQ's French Manicure Nail Stamper.

3. Bubblegum hot pink nails

If colourful manicures are your summer go-to, this joyfully bright bubblegum shade might be up your street.

4. Raspberry hot pink nails

With slight red undertones, this chic raspberry-hue is a more subtle and sophisticated approach to the classic hot pink shades that we're all well acquainted with.

5. Ombré hot pink nails

If you're a nail art lover, this simple yet effective ombré aura design works effortlessly with a hot pink shade. In order to complete this mani, a nail art sponge tool is essential - we'd recommend this Mylee Dual Ended Sponge Applicator Pen.

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.