Does your case of spring fever have you bored with your basic manicure? We totally feel you. With all of those upcoming rooftop parties, barbecues, and spring weddings looming over us, we’re in need of something to step up our nail game from simple to statement-making.
Fear not, there’s no need for costly salons and the upkeep that comes along with them for a really knockout nail look. We turned to celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri to dream up some festive ideas that even the most artistically challenged and shaky-handed novices can pull off from the comfort of their own bedroom.
Kawajiri is essentially the Queen of Nail Art, with clients ranging from Janelle Monáe and the Hadid sisters to the Balenciaga and Yeezy. Naturally, we trusted her expertise on designs that may look complicated, but are actually quite easy to create. From unexpected, three-dimensional nail art to holographic sparkles that are out of this world, scroll on to get the lowdown on five fresh (and actually DIY-able) nail art ideas to turn your mani into an actual work of art.
Photographer: Graham Pollack
Nails: Mei Kawajiri
Prop Stylist: Andrea Bonin
Photo Assistant: Robert Wagoner
Models: Autrey and Shakyla at Major Models