Neon Pigment Nails Are The Nostalgic Trend Giving Saved By The Bell Vibes

If you yearn for the days of blindingly bright Lisa Frank accessories and nearly continuous "Saved by the Bell" reruns on TV, we've got some good news for you: Neon is back and not only for clothing — this time, it's in the form of pigment manicures. Pigment powders and paints are the most innovative option on the market for creating custom colors, intricate details, and a degree of blending that has never been possible with traditional gels or acrylics. Pigments are typically airbrushed onto the nails, allowing for an endless array of colorful looks and gradient effects. 

While 2023 has brought with it a plethora of simple, minimalist nail design trends, minimalism isn't for everyone. If you want a look that's bright and bold, neon pigment nails are here for you. Consider the following Glam-approved neon nail looks as inspiration for the next time you and the girls head to the salon for manis and pedis. 

Warm tropical glitter neon

Step into a fabulous oceanside sunset with warm neon pink and orange ombré glitter nails. Each middle and ring finger features black palm tree silhouettes and a more detailed sunset palette full of purples, pinks, oranges, yellows, and white highlights. It's a tropical vacation in a manicure.  

Neon mosaic

Can't decide between all the amazing neon color choices your salon has to offer? Go with all of the above! A mosaic design lets you show off as many different hues as you like, loosely separating each one with a solid black line. If you've never been able to settle on a favorite color, this one's for you. 

Neon rainbow tips

Pigment nails allow you go for a more blended look than ever before. Diffused, ultra-blended tips in bright neon rainbow colors on a white or light nude background create an effect that's reminiscent of a tie-dyed t-shirt. Accent nails with cutesy hearts, stars, or rainbows are purely optional.

Neon cheetah print tips

If you were the queen of Lisa Frank school supplies back in the day, you can now wear the look on your nails. Bright, bold tips with a black cheetah print overlay will bring you right back to the '90s — only now you set your own manicure budget!