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15 Patriotic 4th of July Nails

July 4th is the one day a year where even the most uptight fashionistas dress in holiday stars and stripes. On everything from flip- flops to T-shirts, reds, whites and blues reign supreme. Pretty patriotic nails are the definition of Independence Day style, so click through our 'Merica-themed manis for some USA-inspired art for your 4th of July nails.

Stenciled Star Nail Art

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Chalkboard Nails

This star-spangled look from Chalkboard Nails is a trendy way to show your loyalty to the red-white-and-blue. Start with a white base coat; then use tape, a hole punch, and a makeup sponge to create a red-and-blue ombre effect for your 4th of July nails.

Red, White, and Blue Pennant Nails

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Don't these nails remind you of the banners on 4th of July-decorated picnic tables? We can almost picture them draped with twinkle lights and surrounded by fireflies. If these nails are bringing back old memories, don't worry; you're not alone. And you can get the look yourself. You'll need a red, blue, and white polish, a detailing brush and a dotting tool to get started.

Patriotic Drip Nails

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Photo courtesy of Spellbound Nails

This drip design by Spellbound Nails is a funky take on flag-inspired nails. Start with a navy blue base and a glitter topcoat. Then freehand-paint the white and red stripes using a nail art brush!

Fireworks Nails

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No matter what time of the year you enjoy fireworks, they always make a celebratory, festive nail look. But of course, fireworks always remind Americans of Independence Day. So, this glittery nail look is perfect for the occasion, especially if you're looking for an alternative to the classic red, white, and blue.

Patriotic Nail Art

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Photo courtesy of All Lacquered Up

These USA-themed nails were inspired by the Olympics, but we think this all-American mani from All Lacquered Up is just as well-suited for Independence Day festivities!

Tie Dye Nail Art

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Photo courtesy of Love Maegan

If your summer style leans toward the boho side, these red-white-and-blue tie-dye nails should be your 4th of July go-to! This free-spirited manicure from Love Maegan is easy to re-create and will look just as cute when the holiday is over.

Retro Patriotic Nail Art

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Photo courtesy of Dressed Up Nails

This July 4th look from Dressed Up Nails is a cute, retro way to rock your country's colors. Using a nail brush to add bows and polka dots is the perfect way to keep your patriotism looking pretty!

Metallic Stars and Stripes Mani

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Photo courtesy of Nailside

This metallic take on the Stars and Stripes is a bold way to pay homage to the land of the free. Nailside started with red and blue polish as a base, then taped off sections using gold and silver polish to add the eye-catching details!

Red, White, and Blue Shimmer

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Photo courtesy of Will Paint Nails for Food

Think outside of the box with these 4th of July nails that don't follow the old Stars-and-Stripes theme. Mixing fun patterns with patriotic colors is a great way to rock a mani that's wearable all summer long! Copy this Polish and Pearls look with glitter, a dotting tool, and nail art brushes!

Independence Day Nail Design

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Photo courtesy of Simply Rins

We love this clean, classic mani from Simply Rins. Use a small nail art brush to create the Americana-colored stars, stripes, and polka dots for a fun look!

Nautical But Nice Nail Art

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Photo courtesy of Pink U Rock

If you're searching for a mani that will still be cute come July 5, look no further than this cute nautical nail art from Pink U Rock. Sporting patriotic colors without an obvious flag motif is a simple way to keep your nail art from looking tacky when the 4th of July celebration is over.

Waving Flag Mani

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Photo courtesy of Work Play Polish

There are millions of flag-inspired nail designs, but this look from Work Play Polish is the "fly-iest" of them all! Use a white nail art pen to freehand-paint the stars and curving lines to make your mani look just like a wavin' flag. K'naan would definitely approve.

Fireworks Nail Art

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Photo courtesy of Life in Lacquer

If your favorite part of Independence Day is watching the fireworks, this pretty polish design is perfect. Use a small nail art brush or toothpick to draw tiny lines and stars around nail art gems for this explosive look from Life In Lacquer.

Patriotic Caviar Mani

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Photo courtesy of The Daily Varnish

The Daily Varnish went all out with this 4th of July caviar mani. The fancy look is actually simpler than it seems—mix red, blue, and silver microbeads together and push them gently on top of a white base coat before it's completely dry. Cover with a clear top coat to help the beads stay in place, and let the compliments roll in!

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