With Picsart, there’s an easy way to fake a manicure, and you don’t have to spend hours at the salon to get the perfect manicure. So whether you’re testing out a new manicure design before hitting the salon or looking for a quick way to cover up chipped nails, this easy photo editing tutorial will help. Here’s how to fake a salon manicure and try different nail tip designs with manicure posters.
What are the different types of manicures?
Before we dive into how to fake a manicure, let’s consider the different types of manicures. There is something for every taste. So if you don’t know where to start, we’ve outlined some of the most popular manicure ideas to inspire your next trip to the salon or search for manicure stickers while editing photos.
A standard manicure typically includes trimming, shaping, filing, and buffing your nails. When you have finished the treatment session, your nail artist will varnish your nails with a traditional varnish.
Why choose a basic manicure? It’s one of the most affordable and fastest types of manicures out there, and it’ll leave you with shiny nails every time. Plus, the polish is easy to remove at home if you change your mind and want a different nail color.
The French manicure is making a comeback thanks to its beautiful simplicity. It’s a classic early 2000s look that leaves you with sheer nails and crisp white nail tips.
To achieve this look, your nail artist will apply gel or traditional polish. A French manicure is an amazing option if you want to create the illusion of longer fingers. Due to its simplicity, it is also the perfect choice for any outfit and occasion and commonly used for weddings.
Want to go the home manicure route? These days, you can find unique press-on nail sets in a variety of lengths and shapes, from short oval nails to long stiletto nails.
Snaps can last as long (or as little) as you want – as long as you choose the right adhesive. The best part? Unlike other types of manicures, you can change the pressures as often as you want to change your look from the comfort of your own home.
Gel polish is stronger and more flexible than regular nail polish, making it a solid choice if you want a manicure that lasts about 2-3 weeks without chipping. When you book a gel manicure, you’ll still get all the essentials of a basic manicure. But instead of traditional polish, your nail artist will use shellac gel.
After applying each layer of nail polish, you will need to spend a few seconds curing the gel under a special lamp. Gel manicures are a bit more expensive than basic manicures, but gel nails don’t chip or lose shine as quickly.
Top 5 Trending Nail Colors for 2022
If you want to keep up with the latest styles, you will need a collection of trendy nail polish and nail art images. Ready to dive? Here are five must-have nail colors for 2022.
1) Burning Coral
As temperatures warm up, fiery hues are all the rage. During the summer, opt for warm shades and invigorating colors to wear on the beach or at your office. Want to step up your nail game? Dive into different shades of coral on your fingers and toes for a cool two-tone look.
2) Periwinkle Blue
Pay homage to one of the trendiest colors of 2022, periwinkle blue nail polish is the perfect way to add a pop of color to any look. It’s perfect all year round, but if you want to warm it up for warmer temps, try changing it up with different shades of lavender and blue by the pool.
3) Classic Red
Whatever your style, you can never go wrong with classic red. Find the shade of red you like, whether it’s an elegant blue-based red, a classic cherry or Orange-red. If you want a playful version of this popular nail polish color, choose a glossy shade for a candy apple-inspired look.
4) Playful Pink
Pinks are making a comeback this year alongside the trendy Barbiecore look. They are one of the most vibrant colors in the nail polish spectrum, and playful pink polishes are infinitely easy to pair with any outfit. If bright pink isn’t for you, try mixing it with pastels and darker magenta tones.
5) Muffled Beige
Looking for a more minimalist vibe? Earth tones like beige, clay, sunbathe, and the sand never goes out of style, so don’t hold back. If you want to use a a few different nail colorsthink outside the box with an ombré earth-toned manicure.
4 nail color ideas
Looking for nail art pictures to inspire your next manicure? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for #nailinspo for your next trip or just want to do Instagram-worthy nails, here are the best manicure ideas to stimulate your creativity.
1) Matte nails with a twist
Matte nails have exploded in popularity over the past few years – and they’re not going away anytime soon. Adding a matte gloss over your manicure is a great way to shake things up from your usual look. If you’re not ready to go full matte, consider adding just an accent nail in a muted shade to have fun with your color palette.
2) Free Color Gradient Nails
Tap into your inner artist with a one-of-a-kind faded look. Simply choose two colors that face each other on the color pallet (i.e. yellow and purple, orange and blue, etc.) and mix them into each other for the ultimate layered manicure idea.
3) Earth Tone Glitter Nails
Who said neutrals had to be boring? Choose a few rich, earth-toned shades to incorporate into your manicure. Then, give your nails a finishing touch with some accent nails. Glitter is the perfect way to liven up a minimalist manicure and add an extra touch to your nail design.
4) Out of this world
This one is a little different from your typical manicure ideas, but fun to try. Use darker polish and constellation-inspired nail art decals. We tested this style in Picsart for you and it turned out so well!
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How to Add Manicure Stickers to Photos Using Picsart
Now that you know the different types of manicures and have some nail polish ideas, it’s time to get to work. To get the perfect manicure, it is not enough to choose a nail color and shape. You also need to consider the occasion, how much time you’re willing to commit, and your budget. But what if you don’t have time or aren’t sure about the design and aren’t ready to commit to gel nail stickers? Or, what if you have a great photo you’d like to share online, but you have chipped nails?
Luckily it’s easy to hack a manicure with Picsart manicure posters. You can even make your own stickers if you are looking for a unique DIY manicure design! Here’s how to start.
On the Web:
1) Open the Picsart web editor and start a new project.
2) Then click on To download and select a photo of your hand to start editing.
3) Click Stickers in the left panel toolbar and type “nail art” or “manicure” in the search bar. If you’re looking for a specific design, like hearts or snowmen, type it into the search bar. You can always crop and reposition the sticker to fit your nails for the perfect manicure sticker.
4) Once you have chosen the perfect nail art pictures, adjust the size and place the clipart on your nails. Repeat the same process for each nail or mix it with different nail designs.
5) When finished, click Export to upload your image and share your unique manicure with the world.
1) Open the Picsart app and press the plus sign (+) to start a new project.
2) Then press Pictures and Choose a photo of your hand or nail images to start editing. If you don’t have one, you can search for nail or manicure images in Picsart to work with. Bonus: it will give you tons of manicure ideas.
3) Press Stickers on the Editor toolbar and type “nail art” in the search bar.
4) Once you find the perfect nail art design, adjust the size and place the manicure sticker on your nail. When you are done, press Apply to save your changes. Repeat the same process for each nail. Don’t be afraid to switch things up with unique nail designs.
5) When you are done editing, press Next. So choose to safeguard and To share your mani with the world.
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