The celebrity nail artist on how to rock the summer trend
Mei Kawajiri, Carine's go-to nail artist, is an authority on trending nail designs. From manicures pierced with hoop earrings to boob nails, her expert artistry frequently goes viral, earning her a client list stacked with names such as Ariana Grande, the Hadid sisters, and Kim Kardashian West. This summer, she's extended her creativity to perfectly encapsulating the season's hottest nail trend: neon. Kawajiri spoke to CR about her take on the fluorescent manicure, sharing that "neon color on the nails makes the overall look edgier, even with clothing that is very simple."
With clients like model Bella Hadid requesting neon nails, Kawajiri has literally nailed summer's most popular style. However, Kawajiri doesn't believe in leaving fluorescent nails for the heat, as "a matte top coat makes it look not so shiny–it's chicer, so you can wear it in the winter, too."
From jelly nails that make your hands "a little bit more edgy" to "very futuristic," minimal designs, the nail guru rounds up her favorite neon styles: