Nail Inspo OR

Nail Inspo OR

Nail Inspo


Nails, with their long and pointed shapes, are typically associated with long and uneventful minutes, hours, days and years. In terms of nail art, colorful sculpting and intricate designs challenge the traditional nail’s simple definition. Getting the most from your nails can be as much about art as it is about style, and nails are constantly evolving to bring hair and business together.



In other words, these aren't your basic fall nail trends. So should you feel so inclined to pair all your oversized sweaters with a mani worth skipping gloves for, we rounded up the best fall nail ideas that have taken residence in our beauty editors' saved tabs. (Source:

There are a lot of trends here—French mani, cool flames, and square tips—but a neutral color palette keeps it from being overwhelming and makes nails look superlong. (Source: www.glamour.com If you prefer shorter nails, try a French mani with a square shape and micro-fine tip. The squared ends look extremely modern when cut short. (Source:www.glamour.com))

One of fall's coolest nail trends? Channeling influences like Yayoi Kusama's art and everyone's favorite Jean-Paul Gaultier dress into your mani. Luckily, it's pretty easy to pull off. Start with your basic bright French mani, and add some dots by using a bobby pin or dotting tool. (Source: www.glamour.com)

Sort of vintage, sort of modern, sort of French, very cool. Graphic swoops are a fun twist on a French mani and make your nails look crazy long. (Source: www.glamour.com Your first instinct may be to go darker with your nails when the temp drops, but sometimes you just need a cheery mani to fend off the impending winter blues. (Source:www.glamour.com))

Make a French mani feel a little less prim with some tiny red dots. Bonus: The negative space makes nails look superlong and elegant. (Source: www.glamour.com If allover crystals aren't really your thing but you still want a little extra, dress up your French mani with a single sequin on each nail. Amazon and Etsy have tons of options in every color and shape imaginable. (Source:www.glamour.com))

Celebrate the start of cuffing season with sweet little hearts on each finger. Wether you DIY with polish or go with a sticker, there's no denying how cute this mani is. (Source: www.glamour.com)

Dua is constantly killing the fashion game, so you already know her nails are on point, too. The Future Nostalgia singer flashed a neon mani while on vacation with her BF, Anwar Hadid. (Source: www.seventeen.com While Ari has rocked almond-shaped nails for years now, the "Positions" singer has been wearing a white and pink French mani as of late. Can't go wrong with a classic. (Source:www.seventeen.com))

The next time you hit up your nail tech, you may want to consider opting for a neutral mani with a fun design like Dixie's to spice things up. Her black and white abstract nail art is super cute and matches with any outfit. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

If Cardi B can slay anything other than a rap verse, it's her signature long nails. The "Up" rapper showed off her twisty red mani (ahem, and her icy jewelry) on Instagram, and I'm convinced that she's the reigning queen of bling. (Source: www.seventeen.com We all know that Billie loves her long nails. For the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, the "Happier Than Ever" singer matched her mani with her baby pink, gray, and black Gucci outfit. (Source:www.seventeen.com))

To celebrate her first Pride month after publically coming out as a transgender woman, beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials got a fire rainbow-tip mani. "This is my first pride month finally being out and welcomed into the rainbow family 🌈💖✨ decided to celebrate with some pride nails 💅🏻." LOVE that for her. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Kylie Jenner dominates this list and for good reason. The beauty mogul updates her mani almost weekly, every time with an intricate new design. This time, she's rocking a cool geode-inspired set, covered in ripples of purple and gray. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Making a rare departure from her hypebae aesthetic, Ariana is rocking spring's hottest western-inspired mani trend: cow print. If you look closely, she's got little black spots all over her pure white nails. Kendall Jenner just rocked the same mani, FYI. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

To celebrate her first Pride month after publically coming out as a transgender woman, beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials got a fire rainbow-tip mani. "This is my first pride month finally being out and welcomed into the rainbow family 🌈💖✨ decided to celebrate with some pride nails 💅🏻." LOVE that for her. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Hot Girl Sh*t isn't just the fit–it's the hair, the glam, and, yes, also the nails. Offsetting her turquoise outfit, Megan flaunted the sickest Barbie pink nails. They're super long and covered in tiny little 3D bows. This mani is truly a work of art. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

After going months without a manicure, we're leaning hard into nail art for the rest of 2020. Demi is leading the charge with a super detailed alien mani in a shade of trendy slime green. (Source: www.seventeen.com Sel is making the over-the-top jelly nails trend look totally wearable with this chic navy mani. The see-through design makes them feel super edgy, while the midnight hue keeps the vibe low-key. (Source:www.seventeen.com))

Alexa, play "NASA" by Ariana Grande, because Kylie has got some space. For Coachella weekend, she switched up her mani game and went for neon spangled talons. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

The queen of nail art is back with another stunning mani. She's serving us neons, she's serving us matte, she's serving us ombré – this manicure is every festival nail trend wrapped up in one. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Kylie is as Kylie does, so if she posts a pic on Instagram of pink and blue talons, does that mean that she's pregnant and teasing the assigned-at-birth gender of her baby? Some fans are speculating that the mani pic is further proof that Kylie is thinking about baby number 2. One fan commented, "She's pregnant again." Could it be true? (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Since we were all distracted by Kylie Jenner outfit repeating at the 2018 VMAs, you probably missed her epic mani. She rocked an icy white coffin nail with a pearly iridescent coat – oh, and a fistful of diamonds, nbd. (Source: www.seventeen.com)

Another rapper realizing there’s money in a mani, "Wild Boy" rapper Machine Gun Kelly is soon to launch his own genderless nail polish line, UN/DN. But then again he has superb credentials: Not only has he worn every color imaginable but he’s also ventured where no other male rapper has gone before by sporting stiletto nails. There’s even an Instagram page devoted to his digits. (Source: www.byrdie.com Proving that nail art has the most impact when it appears on men who don’t normally sport it, Brad Pitt’s colorful nails made headlines when he flashed them at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2015. Their cute but slightly amateurish-looking application suggests his kids might have given him a mani makeover, category being: "whacky dad realness." (Source:www.byrdie.com))

Quite literally a work of art, Erivo's nail art featured a take on Vincent Van Gogh's iconic 'Starry Night' painting. With swirls of midnight blues and diamanté crystal stars, this has to be the most inventive mani of the night. (Source: www.elle.com The Joker actress jazzed up the classic French mani with a monochrome update. Rather than the clasic semi-circle shape, Beetz's featured a pointed tip to elongate the nail. Pair with as many hefty diamonds and emeralds as you feel necessary. (Source:www.elle.com))

Blake Lively went H2T (that's head to toe if you're not fluent in Tyra speak) for this year's Met Gala with embellished jewelled nails to match her show stopping embroidered Versace gown. Nail artist Elle (of @enamelle) gave Lively a metallic ruby red mani adorned with crystals on top, and a surprise hit of blue and gold underneath. (Source: www.elle.com First Kendall served up summer via her sunflower print mani, and now Gigi is giving us serious holiday vibes with her tropical fruit nail art. Created by New York nail artist Mei Kawajiri aka @nailsbymei, Hadid's fruity design featured an adorable fruit basket. Think tiny slices of kiwi, watermelon, orange and dragon fruit. (Source:www.elle.com))




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