Here at Who What Wear UK, we can’t get enough of nail art, trending nail colours and predicting which nail trends will be huge in the coming months. We’re here for the chic, but we can’t help getting a thrill when it comes to nail themes. Whether it be Halloween nails, festive nails or even wedding nails, it’s an indulgence we cannot resist.
February 14 is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: Forget the table reservation; we’re only interested in Valentine’s Day nails ideas. If you’re booking in for your nail appointment or want to try some nail art at home, here are so many Valentine’s Day nails to choose from.
If you’re a minimalist, you might switch up your usual neutral nail colour for a pink or a red hue or maybe some minimal heart nail art. Alternatively, if you’re more of a nail art maximalist, there are tons of bright and fun Valentine’s Day nail ideas to try. From vibrant pink French tips to colourful hearts and roses, there’s something for everyone.
And Valentine’s Day nails don’t necessarily need to be obvious in pink, red or bedazzled in hearts. Why not try a a classic red French tip or perhaps a rose-quartz nail design? Personally, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a lacquer of deep Bordeaux polish at any time of the year, but it lends itself so well for February too if you want your manicure to last beyond the calendar moment.
To help you find your Valentine’s Day nail design, I’ve trawled the top nail technicians on Instagram to bring you 60 of the prettiest and chicest Valentine’s Day nail designs—call your nail tech immediately.
We’re wearing our hearts on our sleeves and nails with this calligraphy nail art—so chic and not overly cutesy.
Deep-red French tips are a nod to the month of love, and we love the addition of the half-moon nail art in this design too.
These nails are the perfect example that Valentine’s Day nails don’t necessarily need hearts. These pink and red squiggles are a nod to the month.
Velvet, or cat-eye nails, are everywhere right now, and this deep velvet red is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
So. Fun. This nail art is something a little different while still remaining minimal.
This nail art is so fun and lends itself well to almond nail shapes.
Update a standard pink mani with a smattering of tiny hearts.
These pink outline nails are perfect if you don’t want to commit to pink all over your nails.
Short and square nails suit this micro-fine red French tip manicure.
These chrome blush nails are so incredibly pretty.
I’m totally smitten with these white hearts on a sheer, neutral base. A nice nod to the occasion with being OTT.
Neon pink French tips feel fresh without going OTT.
Teeny tiny French tips + deep red polish + minimalist heart nail art = dream Valentine’s Day nails.
Rose quartz is supposedly the crystal of love, so why not tap into it from your fingertips?
If you’re weighing up which colour to go for in the salon, then you’ll never regret a timeless deep red.
Red polka dots on a bare nail are so cute.
Mix up the colours of your hearts for a fun twist.
Shower your fingertips in flowers for a floral Valentine’s Day nail look.
A subtle red ombré nail design gives an update to standard red nail colour.
These line art nail designs are so pretty in white and red.
Like a bit of sparkle? Go for a semi sheer twinkle underneath your heart nail art.
Confetti hearts are sending our hearts aflutter.
There’s something about this negative-space heart nail design that’s so pretty.
This kiss nail art is *chef’s kiss*.
A French mani and nail art are a winning combo.
This pink ombré fade is particularly luxe in matte polish.
Go for the double French with pink and red tips.
Floral nail art never looked so good.
I’m being seduced by this chrome red polish.
A sheer wash of pink is always a classy look.
Sometimes, less is more, as these minimal nail art hearts prove.
I the placement of this lipstick red polish.
Can’t decide between pink French tips or red French tips? You can have both with this design.
This red crystal heart makes for a great accent nail.
Why not spell out your sentiments on your nails?
Pink and white hearts are a pretty way to dip a toe into Valentine’s Day nails.
Vanilla French tips are the perfect base for gold heart nail art.
Experiment with the placement on your heart nail art. It looks so pretty here at the base of the nails.
You really cannot go wrong with a classic pink mani.
Want something vampy? This nail look is it.
Red hearts look so pretty atop a sheer pink base coat.
If you don’t want hearts on every nail, why not opt for one or two instead?
These are a chic yet subtle nod to Valentine’s Day nails.
We’ve got heart eyes for these nails.
How cute are these Valentine’s Day nails?
Heart shaped French tips are so cute.
Heart outline French tips are another subtle yet fun Valentine’s Day nail idea.
Turn the French tip on its head with a diagonal placement and finished with hearts.
White hearts feel fresh if you don’t fancy pink or red.
This minimal heart nail art is getting our pulses racing.
Matte hearts are a fresh update from glossy finishes.
If you can’t settle on just one pink nail colour, why not go for one on each nail?
These pink aura nails are so pretty they’re making me blush.
Burgundy and bright cherry red are an unexpectedly great combination.
Black and white hearts are so pretty without being too obvious.
These ’60s-inspired hearts are so much fun.
Black negative-space nail art is a moodier take.
These negative-space half-moons are so pretty in a delicate pink.
Who says Valentine’s Day nails have to be pink or red? Cornflower and pastel blue feel fresh as we look towards spring.
I’ve got a major crush on these deep red nails.
A berry pink or fuchsia is another fun way to give a nod to Valentine’s Day nails.