Okay, we know it’s still *technically* winter, but we’re already planning for spring 2020’s hottest nail styles. Why? Because as of early February, everyone’s been talking about it (thanks, Fashion Week). I mean, don’t get us wrong, winter’s still loaded with gorgeous nail art to try as soon as possible—in fact, there’s still time to sport these winter white and metallic looks. But lately, we’re in a bright-stripe, creamy-matte, animal-print kind of mood. Can you blame us? Well, you definitely won’t after you catch a glance at these beauties. Keep scrolling for seven spring 2020 nail styles to copy ASAP!

1. Show Your Stripes


Photo by @beautybyheatherniccole
It’s no secret that spring 2020’s nail trends are all about having fun. Case in point: these rainbow stripes. No need to keep ‘em straight either—go wild with zigzags and curves! And, hey, we wouldn’t hate it if you mixed those stripes with a little sparkle, seen here.

2. Rich Browns

Photo by @maniwith_ash Whoever said rich browns were exclusive to fall and winter ~clearly~ doesn’t know what they’re talking about. If you’re one to go against the tide (so counterculture), stand out amongst the bright, pastel colors of spring with this rich, neutral hue (Bonus: add animal prints, too! But more on that later…).

3. Creamy, Matte Hues

Photo by @yannimartinez.cos Speaking of neutrals, make ‘em creamy, because spring (do you really need another reason?). Also, there’s no obligation to stick to taupe or beige—creamy oranges and pinks are totally on the table, too. Oh, and the best way to get that extra delicious texture? Matte all the way, babe.

4. Animal Print

Photo by @findingpaola As promised: animal print. If you’ve been following along with The W for the past few months, this one comes at no surprise (we wrote all about it here). That’s because animal prints are going strong throughout 2020. From all-over leopard to cheetah chic, tortoise details and even cow print (yes, really!), these ultra-posh designs are taking Instagram and your salon by storm.

5. Metallic Magic

Photo by @_nailsbyolivia Heavy metal is the name of the game this spring, best paired with ultra-long nail shapes (but hey, we love short nails, too). Whether you choose to sport a full set of metallic tips or accent on just one finger, you’re way ahead of this spring’s biggest trend. To that we say, high shine and oh-so-fine.

6. Barely-There Polish

Photo by @beautybyheatherniccole Simplicity at its best. We don’t blame you for doing a double-take on these beauties—upon first glance, this look is almost non-existent, but in the best possible way. This barely-there style pairs perfectly against clean, healthy nails. If you’re a big fan of minimal polish, spring 2020 is your moment, babe.

7. Negative Space

Photo by @lacquerby_lacey Call the doctor stat, because this look is giving us major spring fever—negative space is about to take over your salon in just a matter of months. True, this style of manicure is nothing new, but something about an artsy splash of blue hues makes the trend feel super fresh and very new. Which style are you loving for spring this year? Leave a comment with your fave, then book your appointment at The W!