How to wear neon nails with style

The neon trend is back and growing bigger with each passing summer. For many women, the revival of this stylish trend has a heart warming, tingly feel like Total Recall.

From the red carpets, to runways and city streets, neon nails have taken the beauty world by storm. These daring hues are brighter, bolder and more popular than ever before. Neon is simply a must try for every fashion-forward woman.

But, before you rush out to buy your neon polish, there are some tips for wearing neon nails with style you need to keep in mind.

Top tips for stylish neon nails

The boldness of neon nails is a huge part of its popularity. Manicurist Kimmie Kyess, who manicures the nails of celebrities, including Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Rihana says:

"The greatest thing about neon nails is that they don't have to be matchy-matchy! They make a statement all on their own."

Kyess offers some high fashion tips for wearing neon nails with style:

1. Consider your complexion

Kyess advises that you consider your complexion before you make a mad rush to the beauty shop to buy neon nail polish.

"You have to be careful if you have more red or yellow tones in your skin as some shades don't look as good."

She recommends you choose pink or orange shades for darker skin tones and purple and green hues for lighter skin tones.

2. Keep your nails short

Good results with neon nail polish are achieved when nails are kept short or nails are a little oval or square. Kyess, nevertheless, says that the shape of nails is best determined by the length of the nail plate, nail bed and the overall condition of the nail.

She intones that, "The pointy nail has become super popular. It's growing on me and looks great in the neon shades as well!"

3. Smooth on some base coat

A perfect, polished manicure begins with a perfect base coat. Smooth on a good base coat foundation to ensure the neon nail polish adheres well. Kyess recommends white polish base coat for smoothing on.

"I like Orly White Out, OPI Alpine Snow or China Glaze White on White. This will make your neon shade look more vibrant than ever before. I won't use a neon without a white coat of polish!"

There you have it – top tips to help you wear your neon nails with style!

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