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36 Checkerboard Manicures That Nail The Trend
Try Other Shapes
A fun way to make the standard checkerboard pattern interesting is by adding other shapes to the mix, like these yin-yang-inspired heart designs.
Go Glitchy
Make your checkered nails glitchy by asking your nail tech to draw red and blue on either side of the squares. This trippy look is perfect for making a statement.
Don’t Forget Your Toes
If you get a checkered manicure, there’s nothing stopping you from getting your toes done in the same design to make you stand out from the crowd.
Multiple Patterns
Not all of your fingers need checkered nails. You can combine them with another pattern you want to try and play around with colors.
Incorporate Other Designs
If you’re bored with a standard checkerboard pattern, you can incorporate other designs to add visual interest and take it up a notch.