Inspiration, News | July 2023
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Having painted over 2 billion nails since our inception in 2015 we think it's safe to say we're a fount of knowledge when it comes to trending inspo. Ahead of our Road Trip pit stop at the Soho House Festival, we thought we'd serve up all the mani-pedi inspiration you could possibly need for the summer season.

Spicy Sets

You've heard of dopamine dressing... the latest mood-boosting fashion trend, but what about dopamine nails? Consider these creative sets an instant endorphin boost — a failsafe summer holiday option and a must if you're intent on making a festival-worthy statement. No matter what shades you're after, you can be sure that our summer-ready Road Trip Collection has you covered. For a truly artistic set you'll need a few carefully chosen Studio Gels™ to hand to perfect your mood-lifting designs.

Banana Split

If you were one of the first of your friends to make waves with a bright French manicure, why not raise the bar this summer with a combo of colours? Harry Styles made multi-coloured manicures a thing back in 2019, and we can't get enough of this tip-only take. Whether you muddle pastels or primaries, there's never been a better time to mix it up. Created using Lemonade, Papaya, Turner's Sunset and Iconic this is the perfect vibrant French mani.

Vivid Tips

A half-and-half look with a geometric design that — crucially — involves minimal effort. Matching the sheer nude base of Solo with a slick of Vacay across one half of your nail, finished with a line of Playlist's bright pink delivers a crisp finish with a modern edge. If you're after something fresh, try playing with a minty shade like Away from the Road Trip collection, or for a dose of Parisian chic, opt for a deep red hue like Couture.

Au Naturel

While some clients can't get enough of an eye-catching design, others might prefer to keep it clean and classic with an understated set. A little cuticle care, file and tidy up... and who could resist a sweep of Solo, a luxe neutral gel polish to seal the deal. Whoever said neutrals weren't for summer was sorely mistaken... this look exudes chic, put-together energy all year-round.

Of course, no perfectly sculpted mani would be complete without our bestselling Extreme Shine Top Coat and 2-In-1 Base Coat. Stay tuned and follow us on social so you don't miss out on exclusive behind-the-scenes inspo from the Soho House Festival!

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Not a nail tech? We've got you covered... share this post with your nail tech ahead of your next appointment to achieve festival-ready sets this summer. If you're more of a NIY (nail it yourself) person, then allow us to direct you to Peacci — the at-home sister brand to The GelBottle Inc. With over 150 colour-matched shades and counting it's now easier than ever to top up your salon look at home. You've got to love a quick fix.

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