Close

Nail Design

Oh, Cupid! [A Valentine’s Day Nail Art Gallery]

by Staff Writer | November 22, 2010
<p>Nail art by Vaida Indrasiute (left) and Caralyn Brown (right)</p>
1/31

Show All

Nail art by Vaida Indrasiute (left) and Caralyn Brown (right)

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Apply red acrylic to the tip, then add netting. Wait for it to dry, then lay white acrylic over where the netting was. Let it dry, then file off the white. Cover the nail with clear acrylic, then add 3-D white hearts.”</p>
2/31

Show All

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Apply red acrylic to the tip, then add netting. Wait for it to dry, then lay white acrylic over where the netting was. Let it dry, then file off the white. Cover the nail with clear acrylic, then add 3-D white hearts.”

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Send your Valentine spinning out of control with this nail. I created a French nail, using heart confetti on the tip. Then added silver glitter and covered it with clear acrylic. Drill a half moon on the side. Place a bead on a wire, then use acrylic to stick it to the nail’s underside.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
3/31

Show All

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Send your Valentine spinning out of control with this nail. I created a French nail, using heart confetti on the tip. Then added silver glitter and covered it with clear acrylic. Drill a half moon on the side. Place a bead on a wire, then use acrylic to stick it to the nail’s underside.”

 

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Cupid is made with colored acrylic, then filled in with silver glitter. Add the confetti hearts and cover with clear acrylic.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
4/31

Show All

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Cupid is made with colored acrylic, then filled in with silver glitter. Add the confetti hearts and cover with clear acrylic.”

 

<p> </p>
<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
5/31

Show All

 

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
6/31

Show All

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
7/31

Show All

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
8/31

Show All

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
9/31

Show All

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Moroccan Ruby polish, Konad’s nail art stamp, and a gel top coat to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
10/31

Show All

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Moroccan Ruby polish, Konad’s nail art stamp, and a gel top coat to create this nail.”

 

<p>   </p>
<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps polish, Nubar’s Basic Black Nail Art Pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”</p>
11/31

Show All

  

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps polish, Nubar’s Basic Black Nail Art Pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used hot pink holographic glitter hearts and Masterworks Innovations gel to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
12/31

Show All

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used hot pink holographic glitter hearts and Masterworks Innovations gel to create this nail.”

 

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used Masterworks Innovations gels and my own glitter to create this stiletto nail with a glitter fade.”</p>
13/31

Show All

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used Masterworks Innovations gels and my own glitter to create this stiletto nail with a glitter fade.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Wildfire polish, a Konad nail art stamp, a heart-shaped rhinestone, Nubar’s Rubies nail art pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
14/31

Show All

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Wildfire polish, a Konad nail art stamp, a heart-shaped rhinestone, Nubar’s Rubies nail art pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”

 

<p>Vaida Indrasiuite (Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Knitting Room, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.): “I blended three colors of acrylic — purple, pink, and peach — for the base. I used matte white polish for the swans’ bodies, a red nail art pen for the beaks, added two black dots for the eyes, and shimmery white on the wings for dimension. Cover the nail with UV gel and cure for 90 seconds. Sculpt 3-D pink hearts to place on top.”</p>
15/31

Show All

Vaida Indrasiuite (Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Knitting Room, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.): “I blended three colors of acrylic — purple, pink, and peach — for the base. I used matte white polish for the swans’ bodies, a red nail art pen for the beaks, added two black dots for the eyes, and shimmery white on the wings for dimension. Cover the nail with UV gel and cure for 90 seconds. Sculpt 3-D pink hearts to place on top.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This design was done with acrylic paint. The red heart can be changed out with any Valentine’s symbol.”</p>
16/31

Show All

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This design was done with acrylic paint. The red heart can be changed out with any Valentine’s symbol.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was created with acrylic paint. It’s especially cute if it’s customized to each client and significant other.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
17/31

Show All

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was created with acrylic paint. It’s especially cute if it’s customized to each client and significant other.”

 

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted the whole nail in pink polish, then used acrylic paint to create the criss cross on the tip.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
18/31

Show All

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted the whole nail in pink polish, then used acrylic paint to create the criss cross on the tip.”

 

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was done with acrylic paint and a striper brush.”</p>
19/31

Show All

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was done with acrylic paint and a striper brush.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted this with acrylic paint. It’s cute and fun!”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
20/31

Show All

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted this with acrylic paint. It’s cute and fun!”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used red glitter acrylic, rhinestones, and gold rings to create this nail. It’s for the girl who wants diamonds for Valentine’s Day.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
21/31

Show All

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used red glitter acrylic, rhinestones, and gold rings to create this nail. It’s for the girl who wants diamonds for Valentine’s Day.”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used two clear tips and glitter to create this water snow globe nail with rhinestones and heart accents.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
22/31

Show All

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used two clear tips and glitter to create this water snow globe nail with rhinestones and heart accents.”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I polished the nail red, glued cut pieces of ribbon onto the nail, and encapsulated the whole nail in clear acrylic.”</p>
23/31

Show All

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I polished the nail red, glued cut pieces of ribbon onto the nail, and encapsulated the whole nail in clear acrylic.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Frosted Hearts Decals were used for this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
24/31

Show All

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Frosted Hearts Decals were used for this nail.”

 

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Glitter Flower and Hearts Decal. It’s fast and easy art that you don’t have to be super artistic to be able to do.”</p>
25/31

Show All

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Glitter Flower and Hearts Decal. It’s fast and easy art that you don’t have to be super artistic to be able to do.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Seasonal decals have decals for all of the holiday seasons on each sheet. For this nail, I had heart breakers and the broken hearted in mind.”</p>
26/31

Show All

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Seasonal decals have decals for all of the holiday seasons on each sheet. For this nail, I had heart breakers and the broken hearted in mind.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “The stones are from the Cinapro Rhinestone kit, and the beads are from Cina Metal Jewels. Rhinestones are great for even the most conservative client.”</p>
27/31

Show All

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “The stones are from the Cinapro Rhinestone kit, and the beads are from Cina Metal Jewels. Rhinestones are great for even the most conservative client.”

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This nail art was created with polish, acrylic paints, and scrapbooking decals.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
28/31

Show All

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This nail art was created with polish, acrylic paints, and scrapbooking decals.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts are buttons, and the art is done with polish and acrylic paints.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
29/31

Show All

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts are buttons, and the art is done with polish and acrylic paints.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This design was done with polish and acrylic paint.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
30/31

Show All

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This design was done with polish and acrylic paint.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts were created with a hole puncher. The nail was designed with polish and acrylic paints.”</p>
31/31

Show All

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts were created with a hole puncher. The nail was designed with polish and acrylic paints.”

<p>Nail art by Vaida Indrasiute (left) and Caralyn Brown (right)</p>
1/31
Slider

Nail art by Vaida Indrasiute (left) and Caralyn Brown (right)

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Apply red acrylic to the tip, then add netting. Wait for it to dry, then lay white acrylic over where the netting was. Let it dry, then file off the white. Cover the nail with clear acrylic, then add 3-D white hearts.”</p>
2/31
Slider

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Apply red acrylic to the tip, then add netting. Wait for it to dry, then lay white acrylic over where the netting was. Let it dry, then file off the white. Cover the nail with clear acrylic, then add 3-D white hearts.”

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Send your Valentine spinning out of control with this nail. I created a French nail, using heart confetti on the tip. Then added silver glitter and covered it with clear acrylic. Drill a half moon on the side. Place a bead on a wire, then use acrylic to stick it to the nail’s underside.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
3/31
Slider

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Send your Valentine spinning out of control with this nail. I created a French nail, using heart confetti on the tip. Then added silver glitter and covered it with clear acrylic. Drill a half moon on the side. Place a bead on a wire, then use acrylic to stick it to the nail’s underside.”

 

<p>Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Cupid is made with colored acrylic, then filled in with silver glitter. Add the confetti hearts and cover with clear acrylic.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
4/31
Slider

Tina Dowdy (Nail Studio of Wellington, Wellington, Fla).: “Cupid is made with colored acrylic, then filled in with silver glitter. Add the confetti hearts and cover with clear acrylic.”

 

<p> </p>
<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
5/31
Slider

 

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
6/31
Slider

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
7/31
Slider

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
8/31
Slider

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa &amp; Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”</p>
9/31
Slider

Jolene Toste (Fontis Spa & Salon, Turlock, Calif.): “I used acrylic and confetti to create this colorful tip…with a gel overlay for a mirror finish and shine.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Moroccan Ruby polish, Konad’s nail art stamp, and a gel top coat to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
10/31
Slider

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Moroccan Ruby polish, Konad’s nail art stamp, and a gel top coat to create this nail.”

 

<p>   </p>
<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps polish, Nubar’s Basic Black Nail Art Pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”</p>
11/31
Slider

  

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps polish, Nubar’s Basic Black Nail Art Pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used hot pink holographic glitter hearts and Masterworks Innovations gel to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
12/31
Slider

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used hot pink holographic glitter hearts and Masterworks Innovations gel to create this nail.”

 

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used Masterworks Innovations gels and my own glitter to create this stiletto nail with a glitter fade.”</p>
13/31
Slider

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used Masterworks Innovations gels and my own glitter to create this stiletto nail with a glitter fade.”

<p>Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Wildfire polish, a Konad nail art stamp, a heart-shaped rhinestone, Nubar’s Rubies nail art pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
14/31
Slider

Caralyn Brown (20 Digits Nail Spa, Bartlett, Tenn.): “I used CND’s Wildfire polish, a Konad nail art stamp, a heart-shaped rhinestone, Nubar’s Rubies nail art pen, and gel topcoat to create this nail.”

 

<p>Vaida Indrasiuite (Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Knitting Room, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.): “I blended three colors of acrylic — purple, pink, and peach — for the base. I used matte white polish for the swans’ bodies, a red nail art pen for the beaks, added two black dots for the eyes, and shimmery white on the wings for dimension. Cover the nail with UV gel and cure for 90 seconds. Sculpt 3-D pink hearts to place on top.”</p>
15/31
Slider

Vaida Indrasiuite (Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Knitting Room, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.): “I blended three colors of acrylic — purple, pink, and peach — for the base. I used matte white polish for the swans’ bodies, a red nail art pen for the beaks, added two black dots for the eyes, and shimmery white on the wings for dimension. Cover the nail with UV gel and cure for 90 seconds. Sculpt 3-D pink hearts to place on top.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This design was done with acrylic paint. The red heart can be changed out with any Valentine’s symbol.”</p>
16/31
Slider

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This design was done with acrylic paint. The red heart can be changed out with any Valentine’s symbol.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was created with acrylic paint. It’s especially cute if it’s customized to each client and significant other.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
17/31
Slider

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was created with acrylic paint. It’s especially cute if it’s customized to each client and significant other.”

 

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted the whole nail in pink polish, then used acrylic paint to create the criss cross on the tip.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
18/31
Slider

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted the whole nail in pink polish, then used acrylic paint to create the criss cross on the tip.”

 

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was done with acrylic paint and a striper brush.”</p>
19/31
Slider

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “This was done with acrylic paint and a striper brush.”

<p>Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted this with acrylic paint. It’s cute and fun!”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
20/31
Slider

Alexandria Richter (Nails by Alexandria at Me Head to Toe Salon and Fashion, Clearfield, Utah): “I painted this with acrylic paint. It’s cute and fun!”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used red glitter acrylic, rhinestones, and gold rings to create this nail. It’s for the girl who wants diamonds for Valentine’s Day.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
21/31
Slider

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used red glitter acrylic, rhinestones, and gold rings to create this nail. It’s for the girl who wants diamonds for Valentine’s Day.”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used two clear tips and glitter to create this water snow globe nail with rhinestones and heart accents.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
22/31
Slider

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I used two clear tips and glitter to create this water snow globe nail with rhinestones and heart accents.”

 

<p>Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I polished the nail red, glued cut pieces of ribbon onto the nail, and encapsulated the whole nail in clear acrylic.”</p>
23/31
Slider

Ana Maria Manta (Spa @ Wellington Green, Wellington, Fla.): “I polished the nail red, glued cut pieces of ribbon onto the nail, and encapsulated the whole nail in clear acrylic.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Frosted Hearts Decals were used for this nail.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
24/31
Slider

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Frosted Hearts Decals were used for this nail.”

 

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Glitter Flower and Hearts Decal. It’s fast and easy art that you don’t have to be super artistic to be able to do.”</p>
25/31
Slider

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Glitter Flower and Hearts Decal. It’s fast and easy art that you don’t have to be super artistic to be able to do.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Seasonal decals have decals for all of the holiday seasons on each sheet. For this nail, I had heart breakers and the broken hearted in mind.”</p>
26/31
Slider

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “Cina Seasonal decals have decals for all of the holiday seasons on each sheet. For this nail, I had heart breakers and the broken hearted in mind.”

<p>Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “The stones are from the Cinapro Rhinestone kit, and the beads are from Cina Metal Jewels. Rhinestones are great for even the most conservative client.”</p>
27/31
Slider

Elaine Watson (Los Angeles): “The stones are from the Cinapro Rhinestone kit, and the beads are from Cina Metal Jewels. Rhinestones are great for even the most conservative client.”

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This nail art was created with polish, acrylic paints, and scrapbooking decals.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
28/31
Slider

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This nail art was created with polish, acrylic paints, and scrapbooking decals.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts are buttons, and the art is done with polish and acrylic paints.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
29/31
Slider

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts are buttons, and the art is done with polish and acrylic paints.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This design was done with polish and acrylic paint.”</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
30/31
Slider

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “This design was done with polish and acrylic paint.”

 

<p>Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts were created with a hole puncher. The nail was designed with polish and acrylic paints.”</p>
31/31
Slider

Angela Trotter (Chrisha’s Nails, Detroit): “The hearts were created with a hole puncher. The nail was designed with polish and acrylic paints.”

With bonus nail art not printed in NAILS Magazine, this gallery showcases stylish, salon-friendly Valentine’s Day designs.

To look at more romance-ready designs, look at these other nail art galleries:

Rhinestones Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Here Comes the Bridal Nail Art

 

Photography by Kelly Bracken

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

by Staff

Cheetah print is always in, right!? Reminiscent of Lisa Frank's artwork, here's a step-by-step way to achieve a fun look that is perfect for the summer months. Nail clients love this sparkly nail art interpretation of cheetah print!

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters

Videos

In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Sarah ElmazMelbourne, Australia@getbuffednails

Nail Design

Star Spangled Nail Art

by Staff

You don’t need a red, white, or blue palette to celebrate the Fourth of July. Bedazzle clients with star designs for a look that will shine from day to night. Here are some examples that have us star struck.

Load More