Looking for a way to take green nail art and help your clients feel festive this March? You’re in luck! We’ve rounded up gorgeous green styles that’ll keep them in the spirit — because shamrocks and march madness is cute, but green tones are classic. From pretty pastels to modern graphics, here are six green shades and styles your clients will want to flaunt all month long.

Chic Mint Mani

The easiest approach to a green style is this super-flattering pastel shade (no nail art needed). Mint flatters all skin tones and feels fresh as warmer weather approaches. It’s a subtle nod to the holiday. For a flawless, opaque effect, prime nails with a ridge filler and layer on three coats of polish.

Mint manicure for St. Patrick

Emerald Shimmer

Who needs rings and bracelets when your manicure is this rich? Top any jewel-toned green with a pearlescent topcoat for an opulent, bauble-like effect. Want an edgier vibe this March? Reach for deeper shades of emerald.

Emerald green nail polish for St. Patrick

French With an Irish Twist

Recently, nail artists everywhere have been putting new twists on the traditional French manicure, so feel free to swap the classic white tip for a pastel hue. To lock in the look, wait until the green edge has completely dried before sealing with a topcoat.

Green French manicure for St. Patrick

Glittery Green

You know that tale about the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow? This look is an elevated approach to that leprechaun folklore. Paint all nails but one your client’s favorite green, and then load up your selected accent nail with lots of sparkle. Choose a chunky glitter to resemble a pile of gold coins.

Dark green glitter nail art for St. Patrick

Green Gradients

Your trendy fashionista clients will love this ombre approach to a green shade. Let your client decide which nails should be green, beige or a gradient combo. To achieve the blended effect, use a makeup sponge to layer green onto the beige polish. This style is super social media-friendly, so be sure to snap a photo for your salon’s page.

Green and beige ombre nails for St. Patrick

Modern and Metallic

This edgy, linear look is a modern, graphic way to go green. After painting the nails a few coats of an inky, almost-black green, use silver striping tape to create horizontal lines, vertical lines or both to emulate Art Deco.

Dark green manicure for St. Patrick

While shamrock graphics or green basketballs tend to be the go-to look for March nail art, this striking color can stun all month long. So with this shade trending around the corner, it’s time to start stocking up on your gorgeous greens.