Wedding mani trends: NJ brides are loving a fun twist on a timeless classic

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Wedding season is upon us, and of course no big day is complete without a gorgeous manicure. Lucky for all you New Jersey brides, Michelle Araujo, a manicurist at the José Eber Salon in Millburn, is giving me the scoop on the hot wedding nail trends this summer. You’ll be seeing all the classics, with a fun, unexpected twist!

Michelle tells me brides are loving the classic french manicure, but she says it’s not your mother’s french manicure. “It is an updated version in a reverse fashion. We are seeing this with younger brides looking for something different either in white or with sparkle.”

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Michelle also tells me another popular request is the timeless pastel. “We are also seeing pale solid hues, in grays and pinks. Brides will also accent with sparkles on a few, or one nail as a nod to some detail in their wedding, such as their bridesmaid colors or an accent in their dress.”

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Brides, we want to see your fabulous manicures. Simply hashtag your Instagram pics with #omjstyle and your photos will automatically appear on We can’t wait to see those gorgeous nails!