Choosing a manicure for the prom can be difficult. There are so many amazing designs to choose from, all in different colors. We are here to help and found 23 stunning prom nail ideas. We have something for everyone whether you want nails that are elegant, vibrant and more. Any of these ideas would be a beautiful choice for any prom queen!
1. ELEGANT PROM NAILS
First up we have these very elegant nails. The nails have been painted in a light color and have two accent nails. Each accent nail has a shimmering rose gold design. We love the light polish and rose gold combination. Nails like this would be a beautiful choice for any prom look.
Ombre nails are easy to wear and are super stylish. This ombre idea features a very light color that gradually blends into white. As the colors are neutral the design will suit everyone, no matter what style your dress. You could wear ombre on any nail length and there are tutorials online to help you recreate the look at home.
Prom is a very special occasion, so it is the perfect time to add some glitter to your nails! These nails have been painted in a vibrant pink color with shimmering pink glitter on the top. The glitter doesn’t cover the nail it is just on the tips and there is an accent nail with more glitter to. You could recreate a similar look with any colors and you could experiment with glitter placement.
Next, we have some beautiful sparkling nails! This idea features nails that have been painted in a very light pink with an accent nail that is covered with shimmering beads. Beads are a pretty to accessorize your nails. You can buy beads in all different colors and sizes to create a unique prom look. Keep the colors light for elegance or be bold and choose vibrant colors.
If you do want a bolder nail design for prom, then this idea could be for you. These nails have been painted in a light purple and white. The white nails have a gem design and there is a purple glitter accent nail. We love the purple it would look awesome on everyone. Nails like these are also the perfect way to coordinate the design with your dress. You could choose a glitter accent nail that is a similar shade to your gown.
Our next idea features pink nails with a rose gold design. We have seen a lot of nail art with the glitter being applied to the tips of the nails, but these nails have it around the cuticle. Choosing to put glitter at the bottom of the nails gives you a unique and creative look. You could recreate your cuticle manicure with any color palette.
Silver is effortlessly stylish and is perfect for the special occasion. These next nails have been painted grey with gems while two nails are silver. The combination of the silver and gems is beautiful and creates a finished look that wows. You could use the silver with any nail color as silver goes with any shade.
Want to make a statement? Then choose dark red nails like these. The nails have been painted in a gorgeous red polish and have two accent nails with gems. Red is a beautiful color, so you could use red polish on its own or add gems. A nail design like this will suit any nail length.
Pink and silver compliment each beautifully. These next nails use a soft pink polish with two silver accent nails. The silver has been placed on the cuticle for one nail and on the tip for the other. We love this idea because it combines to stylish design ideas.
Looking for elegant nails with sparkle? Then this idea could be for you. These nails have been painted in a soft, pretty color with one accent nail. The accent nail features gems that sit half way around the cuticle. Wearing gems like this creates a stylish manicure, perfect for the special occasion.
Here is another manicure with a trendy cuticle design. The nails have been painted in a light color with gems around the cuticle. These nails are glamorous and will suit any prom look. You could recreate a similar look with any color polish on your nails.
Black is a chic color so why not add it to your nails? This nail idea features light nails with a rose gold glitter accent nail and black accent nail. All the colors and styles complement each other beautifully. A manicure like this would be a stylish choice for anyone.
Look pretty in pink for prom with nails like these! The nails have been painted in a very light pink with two shimmer accent nails. You could recreate a similar look and just choose one of the accent designs. Maybe try other colors to. Nail art like this will suit all nail lengths.
If you want to make a statement with your manicure, then this is the way to do it. There are multiple designs that are very stylish resulting in a trendy manicure. The nails have marbling, glitter, gems and more. For your nails you could just use one of the designs or maybe two. You can also experiment with different colors.
You don’t have to go all out, you could go for a subtle design like this one. The nails are painted in a neutral shade with a gold glitter accent nail. By using a light tone, you are creating a more natural look, the glitter is perfect for the special occasion. You could also use rose gold or silver glitter.
Sparkling gems are perfect for a prom manicure. You can create so many beautiful designs with crystals. These next nails have a gorgeous accent nail with a unique gem design. You can experiment with gems and create some many amazing looks. This is a great example of using sparkles on your nails.
Our next idea is for the ladies who love a French manicure. This French manicure has got a design twist that is perfect for the prom. Instead of the classic white tips the nails have rose gold glitter tips. By using glitter, you are giving the classic manicure a makeover. You could use any glitter color, silver or gold would be beautiful to.
Next, we have a pink and glitter idea. The nails have been painted with a very light pink, but one nail is covered in silver glitter and one has a sprinkle of glitter. We love this look because it is pretty, and the glitter gives it some sparkle. A design like this will suit all nail lengths.
If you like the marbled nails, then this next idea is for you. The nails feature a funky white and purple marble effect. The other nails are painted dark purple with a silver glitter accent nail. To recreate the look, you could change the color scheme to suit your own style. Maybe even match it to your dress.
Earlier in the post we featured a light ombre manicure. This one has the beautiful ombre, but it has some sparkling gems. The gems just give the ombre look an extra special finishing touch. You could recreate the ombre look with any colors to.
Our next prom nail idea features a natural nail polish with a light sprinkle of glitter over the top. This is a beautiful look that will suit anyone with any nail length. You can recreate this look with other glitter colors to. Maybe try silver and gold for a trendy mixed metal look.
Rose gold is a very popular color choice, especially for special occasions. Not only do these next nails have rose gold but also have a marbled effect. The two styles suit each perfectly. You can create a marble and rose gold design on each nail or add some other colors to like the manicure featured.
Last on our list are these iridescent nails. Iridescent nails have a color on them that changes when you look at them in different angles. This idea features color changing nails and has combined them with rose gold and pink. We love this stunning and creative design!