Emily Baines
June 04, 2016 7:35 am
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This is the summer of ombre. First, ombre hair, then ombre smoothies — and now, ombre nails! This look is best achieved by a new technique known as a watercolor manicure. 

Professional manicurist Karen Gutierrez told InStyle: “This trend is basically an ombré look that incorporates three colors into one nail.” According to Gutierrez, watercolor nails work best with light shades, especially blues reminiscent of the ocean. And we are hooked. Below are some of our favorite looks.

Lisa Frank would totally approve of these nails.

Ombre nails with a bit of beautiful line drawings and calligraphy for a double punch of awesome!

No wonder Karen Gutierrez calls celebrities like Selena Gomez clients.

These nails look like they’re out of a children’s picture book — in a good way!

We dig this hip geometric summer manicure.

This splattered look is stellar.

It’s just like tie-dye.

Dreamy nails for a dreamy day.

The marbling on these nails have us gawking in awe.

Watercolor nails and glitter? Yes, please!

This manicurist is a true artist.

These nails are ready for a night out on the town.

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