Combine Matte And Glossy In The Same Manicure For Dynamic, Textured Nails

For an eye-catching yet simple and chic spin on top coats, the matte and glossy combo is a unique trend that can't be missed. From intricate designs to alternating glossy and matte nails, the look is anything but dull and can liven up any simple and classic manicure. If you're devoted to your favorite nail polish shade and just can't stray from the trusted and familiar path, then switching up the top coats for a dynamic result may be just the way to go.

There are a few different creative paths to take when exploring this trend, so remember to have fun with it. "Try playing with matte and glossy topcoats, like a matte base with a glossy tip or vice versa," Nails of LA founder and celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce told Who What Wear. With tons of room for experimenting, like glossy and matte French manicures, this textured look is definitely one for the books.

A mauve mood

This sweet and subtle mauve manicure with a leafy green design showcases a great use of the gloss and matte top coat combination. Subtle enough to blend right in, the unique texture is what we adore most about this vibe. The dynamic duo is sure to please and is the perfect refresher when it comes to your next nail appointment.

Classic matte black

Not much can top a classic matte and glossy black manicure. With some fun, abstract designs and a simple, chic vibe, this look is ideal for just about any occasion — particularly in the cooler weather. The moody, vampy vibes have us majorly swooning. You might even like to ask for a few solid matte nails to really complete the look.

Cranberry tips

A unique twist on the classic French manicure, these matte and glossy top coat nails have us totally head over heels. Cranberry red — or any other shade of your favorite color — makes for a totally revamped iteration of the classic tips and we're loving the finish. A simple shift like this truly goes a long way.

Half and half

This half-and-half gloss and matte manicure gets all the heart eyes from us. We couldn't love the color, shape, and finish any more than we do. A fun twist on a classic red mani, this combination adds a contrast and dynamic texture we are just over the moon for.

Electric neons

Abstract and full of life, this bright, eye-catching design in matte and gloss top coats is a major winner in our book. Perfect for parties and fun events, these nails are far from plain and will likely have you glancing down at their beauty without even meaning to. If you're craving something more adventurous during your next appointment at the nail salon, look no further.

Glossy abstracts

A fun take on the single color textured manicure, this abstract design is the chic answer to all your dynamic manicure needs. With long extensions and a square shape, this flirty mani is the ultimate mood boost. If you're a lover of the deep, dark colors, this is just the vibe for you.