Gel nails are still all the rage when it comes to nail art. The best thing about them is that they are sturdy and durable. And so versatile, there are literally dozens of ways you can dress up your nails.
If you need ideas for your next gel manicure, look no further. We have some of the hottest designs for you to choose from! You can pin the ones you like best to try yourself at home or to show to your nail stylist on your next visit.
From cute nail designs to trendy nail art, it’s all right here!
Check out these 21 totally hip ideas for gel nails!
Chain Nail Art
We think this look is bold and edgy with the golden chain decor The matte pretty black nail polish is stunning.
Source: Baroquen Nails
Polka Dot Mani
The pretty pink base with white polka dots is a colorful choice and the cute little bow on the ring finger is absolutely adorable.
Source: Rara_reid via Instagram
Chrome-a-matic Gel Nails
If you are into coffin nails or stiletto nails, you’ll love this solid, bold chrome color that will stand out from the rest!
Source: Domblackfilenails via Instagram
Pastel Ombre Fade
Those with shorter nails can totally rock this subtle fade from white to pretty shades of pastel for a look that’s both demure and stylish.
Source: _hannahweir_ via Instagram
Burgundy and Gold Geometric Nail Art
This deep burgundy base is really glamorous. However, what sets this look apart is the golden geometric designs.
Source: So Nailicious
Flowers and Studs
If you are girly but want a bit of an edge, try this pretty floral design with golden studs to make this look just a bit daring.
Source: christabellnails via Instagram
Gold and Black Marble Art
This look is totally out of this world with its black and glistening gold marble effect.
Source: Notorious_nails_ via Instagram
Coral is such a pretty color, especially for a fun summer day. These coral nails are fabulous, but we think the gold and white chevron design on two nails makes this look stand out. Add some gold gems to make this look even more stunning.
Source: Trends & Style
Neon Pink and Gold
We think these fun neon pink nails are super cool, but with one finger painted pure sparkly gold, you’ll be the center of attention!
Source: Funky Fingers Factory
These pink nails with yellow, blue, orange and white “sprinkles” look good enough to eat! They are perfect for a fun summertime look.
Source: Goldnails_nailart via Instagram
If you are looking for a nail style that’s purely elegant, try this French manicure with a matte black base and thick chrome tips.
Source: Karengnails via Instagram
Delicate Lace Nails
This delicate white lace nail art is perfect for a summer or spring wedding or another formal event. You’ll be the belle of the ball with these pretty and girly nails!
Source: Violetta_ter via Instagram
Pastel Purple and White Mani with Gold Accents
This periwinkle purple is so pretty with the white tips. But the gold accents makes it even more alluring.
Source: Kira_sweet_nails via Instagram
Black and Gold Hearts
Want to show your love? Why not go for these glistening gold hearts on a matte black base?
Source: Amcpolish via Instagram
These pretty speckled nails look like a robin’s egg with their dainty splotches of color on a colored base.
Source: _hannahweir_ via Instagram
Hearts and Stripes
We love striped nails and they are so versatile. These pretty white and red stripes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The red accent nail with the shiny tip is to die for!
Source: Live.love.polish via Instagram
Icy Blue Gel Nails
This pretty white to icy blue ombre fade is stunning. The white crystals on the nail bed and along the nail make it look like a snowy winter’s day!
Source: Malinasnaglar via Instagram
This French mani with black tips and a nude base is already stylish. But the dainty pink butterfly the tip of one finger is totally feminine and chic!
Source: Oooh, Shinies
Burst of Pink
These sparkly pink ombre nails are just breathtaking! Add some sparkles to the ring finger, and voila!
Source: Indigonails via Instagram
Is your vacation coming soon? This fresh mani in blue and white reminds us of the ocean and summer fun. Go ride those waves, girl!
Gray and Gold
This matte gray screams sophistication and maturity for those who want a clean look and feel for their gel nails. However, if you throw on some bling, you can make this already classy look the epitome of elegance!
Source: Wacky Laki
Have you totally fallen in love with these adorable designs for gel nails? We think they are absolutely fun and fabulous! Make sure that you remember to pin your favorite designs to show your friends and try them all!
Main photo by Wacky Laki