If, like us, you’re guilty of trolling Instagram for hours looking for nail inspo, you’ve likely stumbled across art courtesy of Olive & June. From actually chic French manicures to ditsy florals and even llamas, the salon has had a hand in all of the season’s biggest nail trends. Since it’s opening in 2013, Olive & June has been the go-to salon for all of L.A.’s fashion girls and celebs (Lady Gaga stopped by earlier this year, NBD) and is well-loved for it’s minimal nail art and cozy environment. It’s so popular, in fact, the brand just launched its own line of nail polishes.
“Having fun with your mani is back in, especially telling a story across a few nails,” Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle tells Glamour. But there’s been one style of nail art that she says has been particularly popular this summer: star nails. More specifically, a sprinkling of minimal, graphic stars on a crisp background color. It could be that we’re all so in tune with our horoscopes, or maybe left over spirit from the Fourth, but Tuttle has a more practical hunch: they’re low effort, high payoff.
The simple style is also relatively easy to do at home. Tuttle recommends starting with a clean summery polish color, like bright white (try Olive & June’s brand new HD). While you can freehand stars, the easiest and cleanest way is to use the brand’s star sticker packs, and then seal in with a top coat.
The placement is up to you, go for a random sprinkling of stars across a few fingers, one on each cuticle, or a cluster on a single finger for an unexpected accent nail.
If you’re not feeling star nails, Tuttle has also noticed that Evil Eyes and florals are having a moment as well, although they’re much harder to re-create at home.
Nail art not your thing? Tuttle notes that minimal nails have also been very popular at the salon this season. “Pretty manis are everything right now,” she says. “Our Nail Polish in GH has been one of our best sellers, and it’s a gorgeous shade of pink that feels right for any moment.” In addition to soft pink, she says sheer, barely there nude manis have also been a top request.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.