Every 4th of July we celebrate our independence by spending time with our families at festive celebrations. Whether you’re spending Independence Day by the pool, at a backyard BBQ party, or at the beach with a fireworks display, you’ll want to create a look that’s pretty and patriotic. It’s easy to add a festive touch to any outfit with a red, white, and blue manicure, but intricate nail designs can be tricky to create. We’ve put together a list of 10 quick and easy Fourth of July manicure tutorials that are guaranteed to make your nails the star of the show!
1. Traditional Stars and Stripes
This patriotic manicure may be simple in design, but it’s full of patriotic personality! If you’re daunted by the idea of drawing tiny stars or straight stripes on your nails, pick up a pack of nail stickers to simply the process.
2. Stenciled Stars
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This gorgeous ombré nail design looks like the work of an artist, but it’s quick and easy to complete with only a few household tools: masking tape, wax paper, a star-shaped hole punch, and a cosmetic sponge!
3. Preppy and Patriotic
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If you’re looking for a holiday manicure that’s a bit more subdued, this preppy look might be the perfect fit. Simply paint three nails with your favorite red nail polish and add a glitter accent nail along with one blue and white striped nail. For an adorable finishing touch, use a small paintbrush or a cotton swab to create a cute red heart over the stripes!
4. 4th of July Extravaganza
This festive manicure captures the spirit of the 4th of July by combining our nation’s colors with a tribute to the American flag and a nod to the holiday’s famous fireworks. This manicure is a fun and bold look filled with holiday cheer and American spirit.
5. Chic American Flag
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You won’t believe how simple it is to create this chic American flag manicure! After starting with base coats of red and white nail polish, use a bit of tape to paint on perfect white strips and gold star stickers for a delicate accent!
6. Red, White, and Blue Water Marble
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This elaborate water marble manicure looks like the work of a professional, but it’s shockingly simple to complete. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn how you can achieve this beautiful manicure with only nail polish, water, and a small bowl!
7. Dainty Stars and Stripes
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Another easy technique for creating intricate nail designs is to use nail stamping tools. This simple tutorial breaks down how to copy this fun 4th of July manicure in only a few simple steps!
8. American Supergirl
If you’re looking for a bold and unique manicure that’s patriotic and just a little bit out-of-the-box, try this superhero-themed manicure to instantly transform into America’s Supergirl!
9. Nautical 4th of July
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Showcase the nation’s colors with a nautical twist this 4th of July! Simply replace the American flag’s signature stars with white anchors for a unique spin on the red, white, and blue look.
10. Striped Stars
Source: Spellbound Nails
This 4th of July manicure features three layers of polish for a one-of-a-kind look! To copy this nail design, start by painting your nails white, then paint red stripes over the white polish with a small brush or bobby pin. Once the striped pattern is dry, simply apply star stickers, paint over them with a navy blue nail polish, and peel off the stickers to reveal the stripes underneath.