Pinup girl manicures perfectly complement your pinup look from a vintage dress to victory rolls, you’ve gotta be committed, right down to your beautifully manicured nails!
Compliment Your Pinup Look
Little details sometimes have the greatest impact, and carrying the retro right on down to your fingertips will ensure that you leave ‘em panting.
Dita Von Teese Classic Glamour
Classic glamour is carried out right down to the shape of your nail.
If you take a look at the hands of modern day throwback Dita Von Teese, her fingernails are filed into slightly pointed ovals, and that is the traditional form of pinup girl manicures.
To make the look your own, be sure to file – not clip, it weakens the nails – your nail on the outer corners rather than along the top.
Use your file in one direction only each side, as seesawing can cause the nails to soften and peel.
Classic Red Polish
A girl can never go wrong with red for pinup girl manicures, whether it’s a vampier blood red or a classic cherry shade.
And a crème finish is the most traditional choice. NARS Jungle Red is a great creamy red that even shares a name with a polish worn by the catty ladies in the classic film “The Women.”
Other colors that easily go retro are navy, fuschia, and even black.
Show Your Style
Do you rock a great set of pinup girl nails? Show off your polish style or half moon manicure on this page.
Tell us how you do it and what you use and include some pics!