Pride Month

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12 Gorgeous Rainbow Nail Designs For Pride Month

Because when else can nail polish be an act of resistance?

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Planning to celebrate your LQBTQ+ besties this month? Maybe you’re part of the alphabet mafia yourself (hi, we love you). Either way, if you’re seaching for Pride-themed nail art, here are some inspo pics you can send to your nail artist (or recreate at home) right now.

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Follow the lead of the rainbow flag and paint each individual nail a different vibrant color, perfect for parades or any other event where there might be enthusiastic fist-pumping. And this manicure is also super easy to pull off.

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The Skittle mani is having its moment right now, and is super easy to recreate at home if you’re not someone who frequents the salon. Choose a vibrant or muted rainbow palette, polish your tips, and voila: a no-muss, no-fuss Pride mani perfect for this weekend’s parade.

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On the other hand, salon-going baddies with long sets should definitely consider rainbow French tips. Ask your nail artist for a nude or light pink base and choose whether you want a classic ROYGBIV rainbow palette, or a pastel or neon color scheme à la this unique mani.

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Want something subtler to match your aesthetic (or if you work in corporate)? Opt for a nude-based nail with white clouds and little stars in every color of the rainbow. Add art to every nail or a select few depending on how much color you like.

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Almond-shaped nails are everything right now, and this pastel, tie-dye rainbow is a super summery spin on the Pride theme. They’re perfect for celebrating the meaning of the month while also giving vacay vibes.

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Are transgender rights close to your heart? A light blue and baby pink ombre effect nail look honors the colors of the trans flag, and will bring some stylish visibility to the T in LGBTQ+. You could opt for a classic ombre from cuticle to tip, or go for this dreamy version.

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If you don’t have much room for elaborate nail art, French tips are the way to go if you still want to represent. This pink and blue design also pays homage to the transgender community, and you don’t need a full set of acrylics to pull it off.

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A rainbow manicure, but make it graphic. When you sit down to do your nails (or have them done), incorporate symbols of Pride that mean the most to you, like the reclaimed pink triangle in this nail look. You’ll be making a statement and affirming yourself all month long.

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If you like the Skittle manicure idea but it’s missing something extra, leave some negative space at the bottom for a more interesting look. The best part of a half-moon mani like this is that it lasts forever since you won’t notice new nail growth.

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Choose your favorite rainbow color scheme and create a polka dot look in any shape you like. This set features rainbow shapes and circles, but you could focus them around the cuticles or tips, or cover the whole nail. Get the look at home with the help of a dotting tool.