Spring Nail Trends

Spring Nail Trends

As flowers bloom and temperatures rise, it’s time to refresh your nail game with the latest spring nail trends. From soft pastels to bold statement hues, the spring season offers a myriad of nail possibilities to express your style and embrace the spirit of renewal. In this blog, we’ll unveil the top nail trends for spring that are sure to elevate your look and inspire your next manicure.

Pastel Perfection

Soft, muted pastel shades are a perennial favorite for spring nails. From delicate lavender to powdery blue and blush pink, pastel hues evoke a sense of freshness. Whether worn as a solid color or incorporated into intricate nail art designs, pastel nails are the perfect way to welcome the arrival of spring in style.

Bold and Bright

Spring is all about embracing color, and bold, vibrant shades are making a splash on the nail scene this season. Opt for eye-catching hues like sunny yellow, electric blue, or fiery coral to add a pop of personality to your manicure. Pair bright nails with neutral outfits for a playful contrast or mix and match different shades for a fun, eclectic look.

Subtle Shimmer

Add a touch of sparkle to your spring nails with subtle shimmer finishes. Metallic accents, glitter gradients, and holographic effects are all on-trend options for adding a hint of glamor to your manicure. Whether you prefer a delicate dusting of glitter or a full-on shimmering statement, a touch of sparkle is sure to brighten up your spring nails.

Abstract Art

Embrace your creative side with abstract nail art designs that are anything but ordinary. From geometric shapes and negative space manicures to freehand brush strokes and splatter paint effects, abstract nail art offers endless possibilities for self-expression. Experiment with different colors, textures, and techniques to create one-of-a-kind nail looks that reflect your unique style.

Natural Neutrals

For a chic and sophisticated spring manicure, consider opting for nude neutrals. Classic nude shades like beige, taupe, and soft peach offer a timeless elegance that complements any outfit or occasion. Add a modern twist to your nude nails with matte finishes, glossy accents, or minimalist nail art for a fresh take on a traditional spring favorite.

Come to Shore!

With the first day of spring on the horizon, it’s time to revamp your nail game and embrace the latest trends of the season. From delicate pastels to vibrant hues, from understated shimmers to bold abstract designs, there are spring nail trends for every taste. At Shore Beauty School, our dedicated manicuring program ensures our students are well-versed in the latest nail art techniques and trends. With the guidance of our knowledgeable instructors, you’ll learn to create stunning spring manicures that capture each client’s unique style and personality. Contact us to learn more about our programs.

Holiday Nail Trends

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‘Tis the season to be stylish! As the holiday festivities approach, it’s the perfect time to adorn your nails with the latest trends that capture the spirit of the season. In this blog, we’ll explore the top five holiday nail trends that promise to make your fingertips the talk of every celebration.

Top Five Holiday Nail Trends to Embrace

1. Dazzling Glitter Galore

Glitter nails are an evergreen trend during the holidays, and this year is no exception. From subtle sparkles to full-on glitter manicures, embrace the dazzle and shine with nails that reflect the magic of the season.

2. Sophisticated Metallic Hues

Elevate your holiday look with sophisticated metallic hues. Golds, silvers, and jewel-toned metallics are in vogue, adding a touch of glamour and elegance to your festive ensemble.

3. Whimsical Winter Wonderland Nail Art

Bring the holiday magic to your fingertips with whimsical winter wonderland nail art. Think snowflakes, snowmen, and intricate holiday scenes that capture the enchantment of the season.

4. Classic Red, with a Twist

Red nails are a holiday classic, but this year, add a twist. Experiment with different shades of red – from deep burgundy to vibrant cherry red – and consider incorporating metallic accents or nail art for a modern and festive touch.

5. Festive French Tips

Give the classic French manicure a holiday makeover by adding festive tips. Think glittery gold tips, candy cane stripes, or even miniature holiday motifs for a playful and chic look.

Ready to Elevate Your Nail Game?

If you’re ready to dive into the world of holiday nail trends, Shore Beauty School is your ultimate destination. Contact us to learn more about our programs or explore our manicuring program here. Unleash your creativity and turn heads this holiday season with a dazzling set of nails!

What You’ll Learn in our Manicuring Program

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What You’ll Learn in our Manicuring Program

If you love dazzling nails, are creative and detail-oriented, you should check out Shore Beauty School’s Manicuring Program. You’ll get on the fast-track to becoming a professional, licensed nail technician and can start your career in the beauty industry.

Gain Technical Nail Skills & Techniques

In Shore’s Manicuring Program you’ll learn:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Nail Tipping and Extensions
  • Nail Wraps
  • Gel Nails
  • Sculptured Nails
  • Dip Powders
  • Nail Art
  • And much more!

Learn in a Hands-on, Creative Atmosphere

When you take our Manicuring Program, you’ll be given a professional Morgan Tailor kit which includes Milady textbooks as well as all the manicuring tools you’ll need to succeed. During the first half of the course, you’ll learn all the manicuring basics through a combination of lectures, demonstrations from experienced professionals, and practice on mannequins (and fellow students!).

The second half of the course is all about gaining real-world experience. You’ll begin working at our beauty clinic where you can work with live customers and further develop your technical skills, speed, confidence, customer relations, and professionalism.

Prepare for Your New Career

As you gain experience in our clinic, we’ll encourage you to:

  • Build a book of business/client list that you can take with you to a new job
  • Create a portfolio that highlights your best work

Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the NJ state licensing exam and launch your new career.

Check out Shore Beauty School

If you love learning about nails, you should turn that passion into a career! Shore Beauty School offers an opportunity to pursue a professional nail care career with a fast track Manicuring Program. The program is designed to put you on a path for a future in the beauty and wellness industry. To learn more about Shore Beauty School and the programs offered contact us  or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 today.

Top Trending Nail Styles to Celebrate National Nail Polish Day

Top Trending Nail Styles to Celebrate National Nail Polish Day

Top Trending Nail Styles to Celebrate National Nail Polish Day

Not that we needed a reason to adorn our digits with a trendy new style, but what better way to celebrate National Nail Polish Day? Yes, June 1st is officially the day to pay homage to our desire for perfectly polished fingers and toes! So, what are the summery, celebratory favorites this year? Take a look –

  1. Holy holographic

If the idea of a 3D-shimmering rainbow inspires you, you’ll definitely want to try holographic polish. Holographic polishes have a pigment made out of aluminum and magnesium fluoride added to them and the result is a light refracting look that is absolutely stunning!

  1. White party

For your nails, that is. Bright white polish packs a summery punch and is the perfect accessory to celebrate National Nail Polish Day.

  1. Color swap

Enjoy changing it up? Well then, this heat reactive color changing polish is perfect for you! You can start out thinking pink and be greyed out by the end of the day.

  1. Yellow Gold

This trendy shade is not pastel or mustard-like. Think rich and golden yellow like the yolk of an egg.

  1. Orange – red is the new red

Fiery red with a distinct feeling of orange flame, this color is hot!

  1. Jelly nails

Or glass nails, are transparent and come in glossy or matte colors. You can buy a DIY set or have them created at your nail salon.

  1. Are you blue

Shades of blue are bringing the heat this summer with colors like dusty blue and pale blue looking as cool as they are hot!

  1. Can you smell what’s cookin’

Maybe not, but you’ll love the aroma and the look of these delicately scented lacquers.

If you’re having trouble deciding on the perfect polish to celebrate with, why not make it National Nail Polish Week and try them all? And if you’ve got more than a passing interest in the creative world that is nail artistry – why not turn your passion into a career! A great place to start is by checking out the Manicuring Programand the Cosmetology Programat Shore Beauty School. Shore is helping students get the training and skills they need to join the talented artists out there making fingers and toes shine!Contact us now for more information or to schedule a virtual campus tour.

Party Nails You Cannot Live Without

Party Nails You Cannot Live Without

Colder weather is already here and it’s time to show off your best, including those party nails you cannot live without! Party nails are a must for all those holiday get-togethers headed your way. It’s time to wow the crowd with a festive look that says bring on the fun! While you are finding the right outfit or perfect hairstyle. don’t forget about the accessory that is right at your fingertips! To help you finish your ideal party look, check out this season’s party nails you are going to need in your life.

Chasing Stars

You can wish upon ten stars with this star-crazed style. Start with a clear lacquer and then finish it off with a 5-point star. Paint the star in black or white polish in the center of each nail. Dab a little of the clear lacquer in the center of each star and apply sparkly gems, sequins, or glitter.

Plum Crazy

Because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean red and green are your only options! A vibrant plum polish is even more gorgeous paired with a gold or silver painted snowflake. Use a metallic polish to get that holiday foil look.

Foiled Again

Speaking of foil, put metallic foil-looking flakes over clear polish. It’s simple but packs a punch in the style department!

Keep it Ornamental

These party nails are so simple to pull off! Paint a straight line from the center of your cuticles about one-third of the way. Then draw a sideways “C” and a small rounded “ornament top.” The bulb of the ornament is a circle painted under the end of your ornament hanger using clear polish. Decorate each nail random with a mixture of glitter, sequins, or even colorful stripes. 

Holiday French

This is a twist on the classic French manicure. It can be for whatever holiday you happen to be celebrating. This is your basic white-tipped French manicure, but instead of clear polish as a base, try a deep festive red. Or glam it up with a black base, white tips, and a placed gem in the center at the tip of each nail.

Icicles Baby

This frosty, but elegant look starts with a base polish in the palest blue you can find. Start at the tip of your nail, and paint alternating icicles. Use white, light gray, and silver glitter, finishing with a pointed tip to get that spiked icicle look.

Pulling together the perfect party nails this season doesn’t have to be difficult. Not to mention, it’s a great way to let your hands do the talking. If you’ve got a passion for creating signature nails that rock, you should turn your passion into a career! Nail artistry is one option out of many in the world of beauty. Are you ready to tap into your inner artist and earn a living doing something you love? Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs in your area! Take the initiative and learn more about careers in the beauty industry today.

Fall Nail Art Trends

Fall Nail Art Trends

Getting ready for fall means pulling out the fuzzy sweaters, putting away the flip-flops, and pulling together a new fall look! While you’re deciding what look to rock this year, don’t forget those ten little digits at the tips of your fingers. To give you some inspiration, we’re checking out the nail art trends coming in hot, as the weather cools down this fall season.

The new French
Forget just a slim, white line at the tip. The new French starts at the cuticle and outlines the nail to the tip. With options including the double French, half moon French, French tip twist and the ombre French, all you need is a thin brush tool and some patience to nail this trend.

We love this layered look that combines totally autumnal shades of amber, brown, and gold with perfectly placed tortoise shell-like shapes painted over the top in black.

Glitter me up
Who doesn’t love the bling of a little glitter, especially as holiday season approaches? For this Fall trend, you will want to trade out the softer, pastel shades for rich reds, deep purples, and emerald green for a festive and totally fall-like feel.

A delicate pearl
Pretty white beads over a shimmery metallic polish are the perfect mesh of delicate but sparkly. You can use a single pearl or sprinkle your nails with several different sizes.

In the Navy
Navy blue, that is. Deep and dark without going all the way to black, high-gloss navy blue polish is a great option if you’re looking for a darker shade.

The marble effect has been popular for quite some time but in a nod to fall, try marbling some fall colors like dark cranberry with graduated shades of pink. Top it off with a swirl of gold for a look that is almost magical.

Bring’em to tears
For an attention-grabbing style, paint a black teardrop shape at the tip of each nail accentuated by a small white dot just above the cuticle.

Experimenting with fun new styles for your nails is a great way to express yourself. If you are a fan of all things style and beauty related, you can actually take your passion and turn it into what you do for a living! Talented cosmetologists, estheticians, and nail specialists are in demand. If you’d like to learn more about a career in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area. It’s a great time to start a beautiful future!

Top Summer Nail Styles

Classic red nails, sunshine yellow nails, metallic nails hot girl summer

What is it about rising temperatures that seems to inspire a desire to change up our look? Whether it’s the long sunny days, pool parties, or just a love of all things hot – summer is the perfect time to try out a hot new look for your nails. Check out the fun and funky styles heating things up this summer.

Classic red

Bold, classic red never seems to go out of style, not for lips and certainly not for nails.

Sunshine yellow

 In a nod to the golden orb making summer, well – summer; bright and sunny yellow is this summer’s go-to color.


This summer’s nails are taking on new, but not so new shapes. There’s a style for every length with the classic almond, pointy stiletto, and square-oval.

Clear press-ons

We can see right through this style literally! Following on the heels of the jelly or PVC nails of last summer, these clear press-on nails are super user-friendly when it comes to application.

Put it in a frame

We love this versatile, two-tone style that is literally created by painting a thin frame around the perimeter of your nail and filling it in with no color or a different color.

Metallic magic

Metallic shades in silver, rose gold, and metallic blue have been popular for a while and show no signs of going anywhere any time soon.


With so many great looks to choose from, don’t choose! Try them all and make this summer one where your hands do the talking. And if you have a passion for creating nail styles that make a statement, you should turn that passion into a career! For more information about careers in the exciting world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.  

Winter Nail Art Trends

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Maybe you prefer your Winter with a side of suntan lotion and South Beach, but Winter is here folks! And whether you’re down with the frozen part or not, it’s still the season of fun and that means pulling together the hottest looks for this, oh so cool season! So, while you’re working your way into 2019, be sure to check out some of the nail trends that you will see everywhere this year.

Not your ordinary French – While we love the elegant look of pretty French tips, we absolutely adore this warm, Winter take on a classic, that foregoes the white line for a deep crimson paired with another thin metallic or black line. For even more pizazz, add a sprinkling of fine glitter to the darker line for a festive accent.

A rose by any other name – is gold – Rose-gold that is. It’s not just for jewelry or smart phones, it’s a super-gorgeous way to deck out your nails as you deck the halls! Look for rose-gold glitter polish at most of y our favorite retailers.

Foiled again – But in a good, gold-foil way. Especially when it’s gold foil accents carefully placed over a deep, holiday red polish. Rich and glamorous, this look begs to be paired with matching red lips!

Icicle-Princess – Channel your inner “Frozen” princess with delicately pointed and painted icicles at the tips of your nails. This uber-frosty look begins with pale, ice blue polish with icicles hand-painted vertically from one side of your nails to the other, starting at the tip of the nail and stopping about halfway, alternating colors in white, grey and silver glitter in varying lengths.

Winter flannel – It’s not just for lumberjacks and winter jammies – warm, whimsical plaid is a perfect way to show your love of all things winter! Start with a white base, (or any lighter color than the top coat) and carefully paint a plaid pattern checkerboard on each nail, creating every other “square” in diagonal stripes.

Who doesn’t love a chance to jazz up their look with the changing of the season! If you love changing up your nails and trying hot new styles, maybe you should consider a career in the creative world of nail artistry! Nail artists are in high demand and what better way to express yourself than by exploring the inner artist inside you? For more information about a career in nail technology, or to learn more about the beauty industry, contact your local licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.