3 Fresh Retro Manicure Ideas

3 Fresh Retro Manicure Ideas

Try these updated ’60s-inspired looks for a fresh take on old classics.


By: Amber Katz

In a world where we don everything from wallpaper patterns to little moustaches on our nails, it's easy to overlook the stunning simplicity of a retro look. For your next special occasion, why not try one of these vintage-inspired nail designs?

Retro Red
Red nails have been popular for decades — your grandmother is probably sporting a red manicure in at least one photo from her youth. And guess what? The classic is still going strong.

A fire-engine red manicure is a simple way to channel a sultry ’60s screen siren. For a real retro-red moment, opt for an orange-tinged hue for fall and use a top coat to add that smooth finish. 

Beauty Tip: When removing red polish, clean your nails twice. With red, it’s always a tough undertaking.

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Taupe Rose
Out-of-circulation taupey rose nails were très chic in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Whether pink or taupe is your preference, a neutral manicure is a ladylike way to embrace the fall season. If you want it to pop, simply apply the colour over white polish.

Beauty Tip: Chipped mani? Just apply another coat directly over the one you’re already wearing. Lighter colours like this layer easily.

Moon Manicure
A deep wine moon manicure will make you feel like a ’40s starlet. 

Beauty Tip: Apply petroleum jelly with a cotton swab around the nail bed for ease of removing mistakes outside of the lines.

Which one of these styles would you most like to try?



Amber is a freelance writer and the founder of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a
hilarious pop-culture infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hairspray. Amber has written for Instyle.com, MTV.com's Buzzworthy blog, New York Press and Girlfriend Getaways magazine.

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I love this look! I wish that my hand was steady enough to make it look this good!

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