Memorial Day is just around the corner, which not only means that summer is officially here, but also that it’s time to start creating the most patriotic of manis for your clients! Start off with some perfectly chic nail art for that first of many seasonal barbecues using this easy step-by-step from Orly.

A modern, patriotic take on the classic French manicure, your nails will be full of the Americana spirit! Let this look inspire you to create it yourself, or explore new ideas. When you do, show us your version on Instagram with #NAILPRO!

Memorial Day Nails Orly

Here’s the breakdown in four easy steps:

Memorial Day Nails Orly

1. Prep nails with Orly Bonder Rubberized Base Coat ($11).

Memorial Day Nails Orly

2. Paint a diagonal stripe of Orly Pointe Blanche ($8.50) on the side of the free edge.

Memorial Day Nails Orly

3. Paint a diagonal stripe of Orly Haute Red ($8.50) over half of the Pointe Blanche.

Memorial Day Nails Orly

4. Paint a diagonal stripe of Orly Under the Stars ($8.50) from the new Coastal Crush collection on the opposite free edge, slightly overlapping the first two stripes.

There you have it! Your clients’ nails are set for any American pride activity this summer.

If you’re in the need for even more nailspiration, we’ll be with Orly tomorrow, May 24 at 9:30AM PST to get the latest scoop for Memorial Day manicures. Tune in on Instagram Live. We’ll see you then!

What do you think of this gorgeous look? Let us know in the comments below!

[Images: Orly]

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