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In the world of music festivals, Coachella is the mecca of them all. It takes weeks to prepare for the biggest music fest of the year, from picking out the right outfits to deciding on cute but comfy footwear that will protect your feet from getting stomped on during Beyonce’s set. One detail you absolutely can’t overlook? Your nails. For even the most minimal mani enthusiasts, Coachella is the one time everyone can and should play around with cool nail art. Check out a roundup of our fave looks for inspiration, along with tips for keeping your talons in check all weekend long.



All-over tribal print is so 2015. For a fresh and modern look, opt for an understated geometric print in a palette of moody secondary shades. Think: imperfect lines, angular patterns, and subtle fades.

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Neons, gold foil and edgy line work are a must for festival season. To help your neon shades pop, opt for a white base and use a brush, rather than a sponge, to create a cool, abstract design.


Turquoise stones are always synonymous with the desert. For an understated look, pair a cool camel shade with a turquoise accent nail. Or, sport a turquoise gem on a matte nude tip for a sleek Southwest-inspired look.

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Moons, stars, and holographic hues offer a cool, woodland boho feel a la Stevie Nicks. Add in a few stones or gems and you’ve got a look that will command attention.

For even more nail care tips, be sure to check out all of our articles!