33 Unbelievably Cool Nail Art Ideas
Looking for some cool DIY Nail Art ideas? When it comes to the best nail art designs, creativity is your best friend, even if that means a clever way to get minimalist nails. Whether you want detailed stripes, florals and holiday art ideas for your nails or find yourself to be more of a fan of simple textures and minimalist color blocked nails, we have the best nail art designs around, all complete with instructions. Our awesome list of nail art tutorials are not impossible to do at home. Complete with detailed photos, you are sure to get what you see.
DIY NAIL ART IDEAS
Whether you are looking for nail designs to wear out on the town or cute art ideas for a special occasion or holiday, we have the best easy step by step tutorials for an at home manicure that rocks. Learn how to paint your nails like a pro, save money by not going to the salon and get unique nail designs that no one else has. Follow these easy tutorials for nail art ideas that get noticed. We put together the best nail designs Pinterest has to offer with step by step tutorials so you can get these fun nail art ideas at home.
33 COOL NAIL DESIGNS TO TRY AT HOME
1. WHITE AND SILVER STRIPED ACCENT NAIL MANI TUTORIAL
This is one of the coolest nail tutorials I have seen lately because it is so easy and awesome looking. You need to find silver or colored nail tape but that can be ordered online or picked up at a drug or beauty supply store. Easy to apply, follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to get this look. You don’t need to go to the salon to get the best manicure. Try this one at home and see for yourself. Use any nail polish color you want, too. Black is just as pretty as white, and gold works really well with it. Red and green could be pretty for the holidays, pretty much any color combo. Simple but gorgeous, the best kind of look.
2. BEACH WAVES INSPIRED NAIL ART TUTORIAL
I had to look at this tutorial a couple of times to see if this was even real. This nail art looks exactly like waves at the beach. So cool looking, and creative, too! Follow the instructions to get an amazingly impressive DIY manicure at home. Of all the cool nail designs I’ve ever seen, this beach waves tutorial is still my favorite. I was a little skeptical of this one, because technique seemed like a gimmick. I was able to recreate this look at home, so it is on my short list of easy nail art ideas for when I don’t have a ton of time.
3. HOW TO MAKE AN EASY OPTICAL ILLUSION NAIL ART
Black and white nail polish never looked so good. Learn how to paint striped nails with this cool nail art tutorial that is easy enough for beginners. Save yourself some time and money by skipping the nail salon. Use tape and a few easy tips and tricks to get perfect looking nails at home. Complete with step by step photo tutorial, you will see exactly how to get this nail design.
4. EASY SPIDER WEB HALLOWEEN NAIL DESIGNS
Of all the Halloween nail art ideas I’ve seen, this one is by far the cutest. I was a fan of the candy corn nails until I learned how to paint these spiderwebs. Much more my style, you can do the webs in black and white nail polish or add orange like the photo shows. Purple and green nail polish are also cool colors for Halloween, and of course blood red. Match your Halloween costume with this fun DIY nail art idea or start celebrating your love of Halloween early and sport this nail art to work or school. Buy a bag of candy and put it out early while you are at it. Trust me on this one!
5. SCOTCH TAPE NAIL ART TECHNIQUE
I spent so much money having my nails painted at the salon before I learned how to do some of the cool nail art ideas at home. Turns out, you don’t need some special stencil or gadget like they have at the salon to be able to paint impressive geometric shapes. Scotch tape will net you the ability to paint your nails at home just like they do at the salon. Check out this easy step by step nail painting tutorial to see for yourself. I love the idea of mixing up diamonds, squares, stripes and triangles, and using little strips of tape will allow you to get all of these shapes. I invited a few girlfriends over and we spent hours playing with this fun idea for nails.
6. EASY GLITTER AND SPONGE NAIL ART DESIGNS
Sponge painted nails, who knew. I’ve seen nails painted like this on Instagram but had no idea that the neat ombre effect was done with a sponge. For a simple gradient, you just apply a little nail polish to a sponge and press a layer on top of solid color painted nailes. Easy enough for even beginners to get right, this nail art idea is a must try.
7. AWESOME SHOOTING STARS NAIL ART
Another nail art tutorial that uses inexpensive striping tape, which you can pick up at your local drug store, beauty supply store or online shop, this stars and stripes nail art technique is impressively easy.
8. SUGARED STARS AND STRIPES NAIL ART
Look at the texture of this at home manicure. I saw this and thought no way are my nails going to turn out looking like they do in the tutorial photo. I was pleasantly surprised to get nails that looked just as cool as the ones you see here. I painted mine in light blue, lavender and pink polish, then added white stars. So pretty, I put a photo of them on Instagram, and it got more likes than most of my other stuff. #nailartgoals indeed.
9. OMBRE PINK ZIG ZAG CHEVRON NAIL ART
10. PINK GRADIENT EASY NAIL ART
11. AWESOME DRIPPING PAINT NAIL ART
12. GALAXY NAILS TUTORIAL
13. LIGHT BLUE AND PEACH ANGLED TIP
14. MATTE AND GLOSSY NAILS
15. MINT, WHITE AND GOLD STRIPPED TUTORIAL
16. ROMANTIC FLORAL NAIL ART TUTORIAL
17. BLACK AND WHITE ASYMMETRICAL CRESCENT NAIL ART
18. GOLD LEAF MANICURE
19. NAVY BLUE AND LILAC STRIPED MANICURE TUTORIAL
20. STARRY NIGHT NAIL ART TUTORIAL
21. ABSTRACT HOLO NAIL ART DESIGN
22.ONE STROKE FLOWERS NAIL ART TUTORIAL
23. NEEDLE POINT NAILS
24. SEXY SCALLOPED NAILS
25. I HEART CHOO!
26. DOILY NAIL ART TUTORIAL
27. TAPED COLOR BLOCK NAIL ART
28. WATER MARBLE NAILS
29. THE BOW MANI
30. FEATHER TIP NAIL ART
Wow. Call me impressed. You can use a real feather to get this gorgeous nail design. Choose any color of nail polish you like and paint one or more of your nails with a feather to get the effect.
31. FINE DOTTED TIP NAIL ART
Check out this cool idea for black and white dotted nails. Easy to do, and fun as well, make tiny dots to get this one of a kind effect. Paint your nails in any color, of course, but the cool factor is yours no matter what when you use micro dots to make a gradient.
32. FAB DIY OMBRE NAILS