Fourth of July nails often get a bad rap for being too literal, too kitschy, or too cheesy. However, in recent months we’ve seen a cool uptick in the ways bloggers, nail artists, and salons are doing red, white, and blue. “Your 12-year-old niece goes to a barbecue” these nail ideas are not. Instead, here you’ll find fresh new takes on stars and stripes, negative space (yep, the trend is still riding strong), and subtle, summery designs that’ll look just as good with a beer and sparkler in hand as they will when you head back to work after the holiday. Click on to find the best nail ideas for the Fourth of July.