10 Instagrams You Need to Follow for Cute Nail Designs
If you're in need of some serious nail inspiration, the best place to look is your phone. So whip it out and follow these Instagram accounts to get unique ideas for creating your own cute nail designs.
Miho Okawara: Miho Okawara is a Japanese nail artist based in Los Angeles who fills her Instagram with her creative and cute nail designs. Plus she's worked with a long list of celebs including Beyonce and Ciara. Basically this account gives you backstage passes to magazine and video shoots along with inspiration for your own nails.
Stephanie Stone: Also based in LA, Stone is known for her pop culture nail designs like this one inspired by Marvel super heroes. Her Instagram not only features her cute nail designs, but also shows her work from magazine shoots like Cosmopolitan and her favorite nail polishes in general. Yup, definitely an account to get you inspired.
Madeline Poole: As the Global Color Ambassador for Sally Hanson and a professional nail technician, there's no doubt Poole is talented. She's been featured in Vogue, credited with creating the outline manicure and styles several A-list stars. Her Instagram looks more like a fashion magazine, filled with chic, fashion-forward nail designs for the sophisticated woman.
Jessica Washick: Washick caught or attention with her famous slogan, "U don't need a man. U need a manicure." And her designs prove it by being humorous, classy, and daring–everything a man should be. So if you're in a nail slump, or just feeling tired of the single life, check out her Instagram and blog for some fantastic inspiration.
Valley NYC: A salon located in New York City, Valley NYC creates unique nail designs for the clients. From geometric shapes to beautiful statement nails, their Instagram will have you planning your next trip into the Big Apple.
Vanity Projects: Another salon home to NYC, Vanity Projects creates trendy manicures for their customers. Their Instagram is full of their fashion-forward designs on a variety of nail shapes. So if you happen to be obsessed with trendy stiletto-shaped nails, but haven't found an account that gives you the inspiration you crave, get them popping up on your Insta feed.
Jin Soon Choi: Drop everything (except your phone) and start following. This girl is so good she did Taylor Swift's nails for her recent Vogue cover. Choi founded JINSoon Spas and also created her own nail polish line, JINSoon Nail Lacquer, which offers a variety of colors including scented polish. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or just a nail enthusiast, you should definitely follow this account as she is one talented lady.
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WAH Nails: You don't have to hop on a plane to get inspired by England, simply follow WAH Nails London on Instagram. They post funky and edgy designs sure to bring you out of your style rut. Not to mention they provide brief videos for some designs to show you just how to bring London fashion to the U.S. via your nails.
Hannah Lee: Hannah creates the ultimate manicures for girly-girls. Most of her nail designs incorporate the color pink, but it's her use of perfect lines and soft patterns that make her stand out in our eyes. Her Instagram mirrors the professionalism found on her other sites, so if you see a design you like, chances are she's got a tutorial on either on her blog or YouTube channel.
My Instamani! As most of you will have noticed today Instagram got a bit of a facelift so I did some nails to match. Given my obsession with gradients and track record with social media themed nail art, I thought it would've been rude not to! • For the gradient, I used Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Barry M Bright Purple (bottle pictured), Essie Status Symbol, Barry M Mango and NYC Lexington Yellow. • The logo took a few (okay, a lot of) attempts to get spot on. I attempted to make a decal, but turns out I still suck at those, so I just ended up freehanding it with white acrylic paint. #myinstagramlogo
Sammy aka "The Nailasaurus": This girl is one of our favorite nail bloggers, so it comes at no surprise her Instagram account makes our list. From Deadpool manis to clever nail techniques, it's filled with ideas for everyone. So whether you want to show your love of the latest films or need something for that summer wedding, she's your girl.