Looking: Hot Nails Summer

Women and femmes who use cannabis tend to have a higher prevalence of extra haute nails. There’s dozens of accounts devoted to nails, cannabis, or both, and they’re a feast for the eyes. 

With bright neons and bold reds, anything can update your claws if wielded in the hands of a professional, so find your nail angel and get your art on—in miniature. It will compliment your blunt and your outfit at the same time. 

Here’s the looks that were crushing on, so read up for visual stimulation or for inspo and ideas to bring to your next nail appointment. 

Pinky’s nails 

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Summer Cat Scratch • • #pressonnails #pinkysnails #nailsofinstagram #leopardprint #leopardprintnails #ombrenails #neon #stilletonails

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Pinky’s nails is never not cute, making press-ons so adorable that drag-style nails are fully in vogue at the moment.

GNB Lauren Boyd 

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Rebalance with “Wildstyle” art for Linzy.

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We stan an entrepreneur, and Graffiti Nail Bar’s Lauren Boyd makes doing stunning nails into the ultimate career goals.

Naomi nails


New York-based Naomi Nails is the inspo page of your dreams. Her nails are alway taking  trendsetting approach, like this set on DJ Vashtie.

Imarni nails


Not much needs to be said about this simple-but-bold lewk, it’s pure divinity.

Asa Bree


This is an extremely cool example of oil slick, the trend that will never die because people are obsessed with it for good reason—it’s stunning to look at over and over and over. Especially if you’re a little buzzed.

Katie Dutra


Speaking of oil slick, this look combines a stiletto shape with studs, oil slick, and even a slight ombré mood with a darker tip. We’ve replayed this 25 times today, and you should, too.

Narina nails


Matte and neon playing together equals a paradigm shift.

Astro Wifey


We adore AstroWifey and we know we’re not alone because her looks pop up everywhere.

It’s a G Creation

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✨Thermal effect using @solarcolordust Liquid Crystal✨

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Using Solar Color Dust’s Liquid Crystal powder, Bay Area based G is known for rehabbing natural nails then turning them out with wild designs like this one.

Arielle Mosses


Arielle is a nail innovator, crushing every interpretation of current art culture, but in nail form.

OMG Nailz

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Dope set for the dopest @sarahskasunshine #fillin #acrylic #red #gold #dopenails #gel #gelpolish #trinkets #gelnails #nailpro #naildesigns #omg_nailz

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Turning even a basic red into a whole new dimension, Keiko makes nails FUN.

Roll up and plan your next nail attack based off of this list, you won’t be regretting it next time you have something artistic to stare at in traffic, on the bus, or in class.

Emerald contributor since May 2017


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