50 Excellent Examples Of Pink Nails That Will Make You Want To Go Straight To The Salon

These sets would give Barbie a run for her money.

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by Renee Washington |
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It's 2024 and it's abundantly clear that Barbiecore is still in full swing. Pink is practically everywhere and we are here for it – not to mention all the ways to incorporate it into your next nail design. As the days get warmer and brighter, there's no better time to sprinkle some pink into your look - it's the newest summer nail trend. Why not let go of your black manicure and embrace bolder, brighter hues - we promise it'll act as the ultimate mood-booster. Whether you prefer a soft pink shade or you love to experiment with different designs, there's no shortage of pink nail inspiration to try out.

A quick scroll through Instagram confirms that celebrity manicurists are embracing pink and the colour of the moment - look to the feeds of Iram Shelton, Harriet Westmoreland and Julia Diogo for proof.

Convinced? Scroll to see the best pink nail inspiration that Instagram has to offer - whether you're after some tips for your next DIY job or need some pointers ahead of your next salon appointment there's an option for all, from gel nails and BIAB nails right through acrylic nails. Consider this your cue to think pink.

The Best Pink Nails To Add To Your Radar According To Grazia Beauty Editors:

1. Stiletto Pink Nails

@dovenailsbysharon makes a case for long, sharp stiletto shaped nails teamed with a creamy pink polish. Consider us influenced. This shade would also work well with coffin nails.

2. Neon Pink Nails

More is more kind of gal? Look to highlighter hues. @bymaisiejayne serves lessons in achieving the poppiest hit of pink.

3. Pink Nails With Glitter

Right down to the nail shape, this set is Barbiecore to the very core, if you look closely you can even see the little sparkles. To replicate this nail shape ask your nail artist for almond nails.

Best for glitter nails

A touch of glitter has never been so easy with essie's beautifully muted polish - it's blended with just the perfect amount of sparkle.

4. Pink Coffin Nails

Long and flat at the top, coffin nails are a great way to elongate the fingers. @sweetpeanails is providing the ultimate manicure inspo.

5. Pink and Blue Nails

@jefanails proves that clashing colours are always a good idea. Dainty daisy nail art, jewel embellishment and a modern swirl design ensures this is a look that ticks off several trend in one. Bravo.

6. Pink Bubble Nails

If you're out and about with this set, everyone is guaranteed to ask for a quick glance at your hands. 3D nail art is one of the hottest nail trends this year and these bubbles look so realistic.

7. Pink on Pink Smile Lines

Smile lines andfrench tips will never get old. A pink on pink ensemble is a nice way to spice up a minimal nail look, see the proof below...

8. Pink Heart Nails

Glossy nails meets Comme Des Garçons, this design is a fun way to play with pink and would be a cool option to trial at home with stickers or small nail brushes.

Best for nail art

Sweep away any mistakes with a cotton bud dipped into this potent remover. Good as new.

9. Barbie Pink Nails

Nail artist Jodie Alisha titles this set 'Barbie dream' and is glitzy, glam and pink as you'd imagine.

10. Natural Pink Nails

A soft pink always looks good if you're after a barely-there nail colour.Essie's £7.99 nail polish in Ballet slippers is always a failsafe choice if you want to achieve something similar to the look below.

11. Pink Floral Nails

Nothing is sweeter than a pink floral design. You can add small flowers to each nail or go for a more intricate design with a larger flower on each nail.

12. Halloween Pink Nails

Who says pink polish can't be part of the perfect Halloween manicure? Just take this adorable ghostly manicure by @naileditbeauty - it mightn't be spooky, but it's definitely cute.

13. Pink French Manicure

Classic, elegant and suited to all nail shapes, this delicate pink French manicure by @chelslounails will never go out of style.

14. Pink Chrome Nails

Thanks to a certain Mrs Hailey Bieber, chrome nails have been reigning supreme this season. While yellow and silver have had their moments in the spotlight, this month it's time for the pink iteration to shine. Consider this one by Charlotte a classic - but with a modern twist.

15. Pink Acrylic Nails

Pink acrylic nails, anyone? These @nailsbyxojess are a beautiful option for those who love to combine a dramatic nail shape with a more muted hue. Add a dainty, star-shaped nail sticker for an extra touch of sparkle.

Best for a sharp finish

The perfect, sharp almond shaped nail does exist.

16. Pink And Orange Nails

Pink and orange nails make for the perfect bold colour combination. @bycheznails has nailed this statement manicure.

17. Pink And Black Nails

@bycheznails does it again with this black and pink set - it's the ultimate mix 'n match mani.

18. Pink and Gold Nails

Nothing says glamour like adding a touch of gold polish. This swirly gold-meets-pink design by @the.tipsy.nail.bar is the ultimate party season inspo.

19. Pink Marble Nails

Did somebody say pink marbled nails? Level up your next manicure with this sweet look by @polishedbykeyah - add an ultra-glossy top coat for a high impact finish. Pink swirl nails are always a good idea.

20. Milky Pink Nails

The perfect milky pink manicure does exist - @nails_by_herz simple, natural take on the trend shout be shared with your manicurist, pronto.

21. Pink And Grey Nails

Pink and grey combine for a beautifully muted manicure look that works well with all nail shapes. And remember - always follow up with a nourishing cuticle oil to keep nails looking fresh. @vr.nailss

22. Pink Almond Nails

@ellielouisenails proves that pink almond nails will always be highly requested in salons the world over. This vibrant hue is sure to make a statement.

Best for hot pink

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Vegan and cruelty-free, this vibrant polish makes for the perfect hot pink - without straying into the neon category.

23. Pink Heart Nails

The perfect options for a Valentine's Day manicure (or even a birthday manicure) @bycheznails has perfected this statement look. Use a fine, liner brush for the most precise finish.

24. Pink Nails With Jewels

@thegelhousemay have just inspired our party-season manicure. Pink French tips and rainbow toned jewels look great when teamed with statement jewellery. More is more, after.

25. Barbie Inspired Nails

Gingham barbie nails? @bycheznails gets a big tick from us.

26. Pink And Yellow Nails

Pink can be merged with any colour and this pretty set is proof. Who would have thought that pink and yellow could look anything other than Mr Blobby. @bycheznails

27. Pink Glitter French Manicure

Princess pink tips with a touch of glitter? @meganstorrynails shows us exactly how it's done.

28. Pink Nails With Pearls

Delicate, romantic and oh so dreamy, this ultra-feminine set by @setsbysenia

29. Pink Daisy Nails

Another floral look (we can't get enough) these daisy nails are transporting us to spring days - even if the weather is doing the exact opposite. @lexi.loves.nails

30. Pink Coquette Nails

This pretty manicure by@nailsbycurlsteams bows and pink french tips with a neutral pink base. A sharp, square shape makes for the perfect finishing touch.

31. Green and Pink Nails

If you don't yet follow @cult_manicura on Instagram, consider this your cue. Her work is classic and minimal, often with an unexpected twist. Who knew green and pink would make such a beautiful pairing?

32. White Pink Nails

After the perfect white meets pink manicure? Sheer, subtle and clean, @cult_manicura acts as the ultimate inspiration.

33. Graphic Pink Nails

This pastel manicure wouldn't look out of place of an episode of Euphoria - the cult show is renowned for its bright, bold manicures. @ricekittynails

34. Pastel Pink Nails

These pastel pink nails by @paintedbyjools boast the perfect hint of peach for a flattering touch of warmth.

35. Pretty Pink Nails

This elegant, pink set with just a hint of lavender ticks serious boxes. @minxbeauty_beverlyhills are the salon behind model Nadine Leopolds elegant manicure.


Best for subtle pink nails

For a natural wash of colour look to this nail strengthener - just a sweep hardens brittle nails and adds a healthy touch of gloss.

35. Nail Art On Pink Nails

Birthday nails, anyone? This adorable set by @minxbeauty_beverlyhills is a playful take on the pink nail trend. Those sprinkles? So sweet!


36. Pink And Silver Nails

Silvery stars and a milky pink base combines for a classic manicure with a touch of glamour. lj__nails added glittering diamantés for an extra touch of sparkle.


For milky pink nails

Just a slick reveals the ultimate sheer nude shade that compliments all skin-tones. Lace really is more.

37. Pink Halloween Nails

While we're not at spooky season quite yet, there's no better time to prepare. This scary set by @minxbeauty_beverlyhills is as glam as it is gory, plus the tapered, claw like length adds a touch of drama.


38. Pink Bow Nails

2023 was the year of the bow, and 2024 looks set to be no different if @thenaillologist has anything to do with it.


39. Pink Holographic Nails

@manis.by.morg is all about a high-shine finish and a soft, oval tip.


40. Pink Velvet Nails

@heygreatnails makes a play for a velvety finish with this look. '💕💗✨ I’m so ready for Valentine’s Day nails, but I may or may not still squeeze in some winter designs 🤭🌨️'


41. Pink And Burgundy Nails

Rich, feminine and luxurious, pink and burgundy make quite the colour combination.


Best salon option

For the loveliest light pink nude with mauve undertone, look no further.

42. Pink Aura Nails

@simlynail's pink aura nails are so nice to look at, it is so similar to ombré.

43. Soft Pink Nails

@nailedby.johas nailed the perfect shade of natural pink, this almost looks like ombré.

44. Hot Pink Floral

Save these hot pink floral nails to your summer nail folder.

45. Pink And Brown Nails

This autumnal manicure by @nailsbypink_td teams rich, chocolate brown tones with a neutral pink base. A almond shape makes for the perfect finishing touch.

46. Pink Floral Mix

This mix and match set by @nailedbyleilani is so gorgeous.


Of course @nailsbypink_td creates stunning pink nail sets.

48. Pink 3D Nail Art

3D flower nail art is set to be 2024's biggest nail trend.


49. Fairycore

This is fairycore nailed! The soft pink base works perfectly.

50. Pink Meets White

White and pink equals lush nails. Better yet, these are not extensions.



Main image credit: @harrietwestmoreland

Renee Washington, Grazia's Digital Fashion and Beauty Assistant, lives online. With a penchant for wispy lashes and streetwear, she writes about the worlds of fashion and beauty from the viewpoint of the modern fashion girlie.

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