Nail Bytes

Year of the Monkey Nail Art
  • Kimberly Pham
  • February 8, 2016

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Monkey with these mischievous nail designs.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Monkey.

1. Prepare a Lunar New Year feast fit for the Monkey King.

Nail mural by Linda Lam (@nailsbylinda), Sewell, N.J., for VietSALON Magazine
<p>Nail mural by Linda Lam (<a href="http://www.instagram.com/nailsbylinda">@nailsbylinda</a>), Sewell, N.J., for <a href="http://www.viet-salon.com">VietSALON Magazine</a></p>

2. Bring on the firecrackers, lion dancers, floral arrangements, and dancing monkeys.

Nail mural by David Hoang, The Nailz Spa, Sandford, Fla., for VietSALON Magazine
<p>Nail mural by David Hoang, The Nailz Spa, Sandford, Fla., for <a href="http://www.viet-salon.com">VietSALON Magazine</a></p>

Nails by Quynh Tran, Garden Grove, Calif., for VietSALON Magazine
<p>Nails by Quynh Tran, Garden Grove, Calif., for <a href="http://www.viet-salon.com">VietSALON Magazine</a></p>

3. Don't forget the candy and treats!

Nails by Tin Cao Bui (@nailsbytintin) for VietSALON Magazine
<p>Nails by Tin Cao Bui (@<a href="http://www.instagram.com/nailsbytintin">nailsbytintin</a>) for <a href="http://www.viet-salon.com">VietSALON Magazine</a></p>

4. If you're lucky, you'll get lots of money-filled red envelopes, also called lì xì (Vietnamese), hóng bāo (Mandarin), lai see (Cantonese), or ang bao.

always more meaningful with a retro angbao 😍 #forgrandmaonly #vintage #traditional #monkeynails

A photo posted by Rachel ★ (@rachelkyl) on

But remember — the Lunar New Year is a time to celebrate and monkey around!

Via @nailbees, Australia
<p>Via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nailbees">@nailbees,</a> Australia</p>

Via @elle_nailshop, Korea
<p>Via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/elle_nailshop">@elle_nailshop</a>, Korea</p>

Via @gracemyu, Malaysia
<p>Via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gracemyu/">@gracemyu</a>, Malaysia</p>

Via @nailsbywenz, Singapore
<p>Via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nailsbywenz">@nailsbywenz</a>, Singapore</p>

Via (@yunlin639)
<p>Via (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/yunlin639/">@yunlin639</a>)</p>

Happy Lunar New Year!

Keywords:   animal nail art     animal print nail art     Lunar New Year     Nail Bytes     VietSALON  

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