Nail art can be elaborate and loud—or it can be so muted and minimal, you have to squint to see that microscopic gemstone that’s been carefully adhered to your tips. The latest craze to sweep the 'Gram settles nicely between the two extremes: jelly nails. Here, our six favorite iterations of the summery trend.

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Meet the modern red mani. To get the look, ask your nail salon to use translucent acrylics (and maybe show them this picture as a reference).


Or try it at home by diluting any color with topcoat before applying.


Anyone else reminded of those (awesome) jelly shoes we all wore as kids?


Layer a translucent tip over a solid shade for some modern color blocking.


Or try pointy tips for added length (and edge).

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Feeling festive? Add a few holographic accents to really make your friends…jelly.

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