Three Bridal Manicures That Go Beyond the Basic

From rock star glamour to classic chic, these posh polish styles really nail it.

Three bridal nail trends/Photo courtesy of G2O Spa+Salon

Photo courtesy of G2O Spa + Salon

Mom said it’s not nice to point. But that adage went out the window ever since he put a ring on your finger. Now you find yourself pointing at anything and everything just to show off that gorgeous rock.

And you’re about to add a wedding band to finish off the look, so your nails need to be ready for the spotlight. Marie Nguyen, G2O Spa + Salon’s nail department supervisor, introduces us to three types of polished brides and their go-to manicure style.

The Sultry Bride

She says: “Loud and proud.”

Her bridal style: Her dress is curvaceous and she likes solid colors with a pop of glitz.

Her perfect polish: Shown above on the ring finger, two coats of Essie’s Pound Cake with a single rhinestone placed at the corner of her ring finger, pulling the look together with a peek of fun.

The Glitz-and-Glam Bride

She says: “The more the merrier.”

Her bridal style: Her dress is intricate with chiffon, lace, and sequins. Her nails reflect that style with fun and fabulous detailed designs. A great fit would be a solid neutral color drizzled in rhinestones, sparkles, or glitter.

Her perfect polish: Shown above on the middle finger, two coats of Essie’s Waltz with an ombre done with silver/gold glitter and a few randomly placed rhinestones.

The Chic and Classic Bride

She says: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Her bridal style: Her dress is fitted with minimal cutouts and fluff. Her nails are long and shaped to flow with her natural nail beds.

Her perfect polish: Shown above on the index finger, one coat of Essie’s Limo-Scene with one coat of Essie’s Mademoiselle over a classic stark white French manicure line. The combination of these two colors over a French will ensure balance with any given skin tone.

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