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 43 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.
2. Light Ombre Nail Design
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.
3. Gorgeous Pink Glitter Nails
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.
4. Sparkling Light Nails
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.
5. Vibrant Purple Glitter Nails
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.
6. Beautiful Pink and Rose Gold Nails
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.
7. Silver Glitter and Gems
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.
8. Stylish Dark Red Nails
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.
9. Pink and Silver Prom Nails
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.
10. Nails with Bling
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.