20 Pretty Prom Nail Designs Tutorials

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Are you ladies gearing up for the big night, aka, ‘The Prom Night’ that you have been waiting all your life? If yes, you mustn’t miss reading this post that will showcase 20 prom nail art tutorials that will enable you to try out the best of prom nails at home, without spending a dime at the expensive parlor your friends or rivals will be visiting! Prom nail designs can vary from simple polka dots to floral patterns coupled with stones and what not. Take a look and get moving gals!

1. Romantic Pink And Metallic Prom Nail Design

You start painting a base coat of metallic silver on all the nails. Once dry, paint the nails with pink, leaving the half moon portion in silver. Seal with a clear coat if you like.

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2. DIY Cherry Blossom Prom Nail Design

For this gorgeous nail design, you would need shades of white, silver, pink in shimmering tones, top coat, nail art brush, paper, nail polish remover, tissue. Begin by coating white as your base paint. Once dry, dip your nail brush into a bottle of brown to make branches as seen in the image. Wipe out any extra paint dripping from your brush using a tissue. Now, clean your brush with nail polish remover and dip it in a bottle of grey paint to add extra hues to the branches. Other colors you may use are silver and nude paints to add more depth to the design. Take the brush and make small dots in pink to make flowers. Layer with a top coat.

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3. Cute Floral Prom Nail Design

You would need colors in white, red, lavender and blue. Coat your nails with a red paint as base color. Dry. Now, using white, make the two bigger petals of the flowers starting from the moon of your nails, extending downwards to create a v shape. Use light cream to make inner petals and once dry, use white to draw two strips as seen. To make the outer petals, use a brush and lavender and make fine strokes. Let the color dry and then add a stroke of white inside the lavender petals. Seal with a top coat.

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4. Black Tuxedo Prom Nail Design

You can wear this trendy tux look on your nails and try giving some competition to your prom date! Start painting a base coat of white. Dry. Using a stripping brush, make a v shaped design on the nails. Now, using a brush or a toothpick that has been dipped in black polish, fill up the outer portion of the v shape. Using a toothpick and black again, make the three buttons vertically. With the help of a stripping brush, make an X to create a bow tie. Now, use the toothpick to fill the two portions or triangles of the tie. Seal with a top coat to retain the glossy look.

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5. Gorgeous Red Dress And Tuxedo Prom Nail Design

Paint your nails with a base coat of white or shimmering peach/pink. For the tuxedo design, start putting dots in red, like in the image, and follow those up with a bow, beginning at the corners of the first dot. Be steady. Dry the nails. Then, using red, complete the tuxedo look by making a v shape on the bottom of the nail, positioning it in such a way that it is angled inwards. Next, start making the prom dress by drawing a heart at the bottom. For the necklace design, make dots in the shape of an U. Brush up the nail with a few particles of glitter to add more spice. For the index finger and the pinky, stick heart stamps. Seal with a top coat.

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6. Glittery Prom Nail Design

Paint your nails using a clear base coat polish and dry. Now, using glitter polish, paint the nail tips as seen. Then, using another bottle of glitter polish that has smaller particles of glitter, paint all over the nails. Seal with a top clear coat that retains the shine. You are done!

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7. Golden Glittery Prom Nail Design

This nail design is simple yet very gorgeous in appearance with not much effort. Firstly, paint your nails with a base coat of clear nail polish. Dry, and then, using a fine brush and golden glittery nail polish, make a line on the tips of the nails, just where the fleshy part begins. Dry and start to fill the tips using golden glitter polish. Using a dotting tool and a brush, make the beautiful golden design on the ring finger. Seal with a clear top coat.

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8. Glam Gradient Golden Prom Nail Design

Paint your nails with a base coat and white polish. Dry for five minutes. Using golden polish by China Glaze, paint one third of the nails. You can make a little mess as this will help bring out the gradient effect in a better way. Now, use a brush, polish your nails with golden glitters by Fergie Glamorous, making only small glitters visible. Then, use bigger sized glitter particles to be placed on the golden painted part of the nails. This can be done by using a toothpick. Paste a few golden glitters on the white part of the nails to lend a gradient look. Now, make very small dots all over the nails with the golden polish. Apply a top coat to retain the gloss.

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9. Ombre Glitter Prom Nail Design

Paint your nails with a nude or cream nail hardener. Then, paint almost a quarter of your tips using dark blue polish. Repeat for all the tips. Now, paint the tips over with a shade of light blue as seen in the image. Apply three coats and dry. Now paint two thirds of your nails using the same sky blue. Once dry, take the brush and sky blue color to paint the space between the cuticle and the painted portion. However, do not fill the whole space, instead keep it bare. Apply a coat of glitter nail polish. Wait for the nails to become a little dry and then apply a top coat of clear polish.

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10. Tequila Sunrise Prom Nail Design

Begin painting your nails with a base coat of coral or peach pink by Sally Hansen, the brand chosen here and the name of the color is Get Juiced. Dry. Now, take a nail art brush and use the bottle of Trouble Maker, i.e., purple polish to make a semi circle from one edge of the nail to another. Repeat this for all the nails and place these semi circles in any way you like. Make small dots along the semi circles with a dotting tool and the color chosen would be Punch Drunk, i.e., a light shade of purple. Seal with a top coat.

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11. Golden Peach Prom Nail Design

This nail art looks simply beautiful with a touch of golden hue to make your prom a memorable event! Paint your nails with a base coat of peach polish except on your ring fingers. For the ring fingers, you can paint golden glitter polish in two to three thick coats to completely cover the nails. Seal with a top coat to retain the design.

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12. Beautiful Floral Prom Nail Design

For this nail art, there are many nail tutorials on the net, but not as easy as this one! You would need to paint your nails first with a white polish as base coat. Here the brand used is Art Club. Then, using black polish and brush, paint over the nails in such a way that a tiny portion is left white towards the bottom and creates a moon like shape. Now, dip your art brush into a bottle of mint green and make flowers as in the picture. Now, using a nail art brush, make inner petals in minty orange and red. Use a dotting tool to make dots as in the image. Seal with a top coat.

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13. Pink Prom Nail Design With Stones

For this you would start painting your nails using a base coat of peach or baby pink as you like as it suits any skin tone and texture. Apply a second coat and dry. Now, using a striping tape, press down two double lined tapes horizontally to create strips. Now, apply a coat of dark pink over the tapes and once a little dry, peel off the tapes. Thereafter, paint the first strip with sparkle or glitter as seen, followed by sticking two rhinestones in the middle strips or anywhere as you may want. Seal with a top coat.

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14. Eclectic Purple And Pink Prom Nail Design

Layer the nails with a base coat of pink crème polish. Dry and then, paint a shimmery purple polish on the diagonal halves drawn vertically. The contrasting effect is magical. Now, make dots with the help of a dotting tool and purple vertically on the pink painted portion of the nails. Seal with a top coat that is smudge free and dries up fast.

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15. Under Sea Gradient Prom Nail Design

Collect your things like paints in shades of white, light blue, dark blue and black, brush and a sponge. Paint your nails with a base coat of white. Take your sponge and dab some light blue color on its tips, Then, press it all over the nails, leaving the tips bare. Repeat this step using dark blue and smear all over the nails but make sure that all the three shades are visible on the nails. Once dry, make bubbles using an outline of black and fill these with white. Seal with a glossy coat.

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16. Shimmery Pink And White Prom Nail Design

Take a darker tone of pink color to coat your nails with it. It will be the base coat. You can apply a shimmery pink for this nail design. Once dry, take a nail art brush and dip it in a lighter shade of pink to make a random looking floral pattern. This needs to be done carefully using a freehand. Once dry, using the brush again, paint a white floral pattern indicating florets and leaves. Seal with a top shiny coat to retain the design.

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17. Pretty Prom Nail Design With Floral Stickers

The nails shown below are perfectly suited to be worn for a prom night as these look chic without looking messy. All you have to do is paint your nails using a base cost of clear polish and stick flower stickers using a toothpick. Once your flowers are pasted, you can use white polish and a fine nail brush to make the designs on the index finger and the thumb. Apply a top coat of clear polish to seal the design.

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18. Gorgeous Chevron Prom Nail Design

Apply a base coat of glitter polish by Wet n Wild. Dry and then paint glitter nail polish from another brand all over the nails. Apply the chevron stickers, one and two in number on the nails. Press these down firmly. Paint green polish all over and gently peel off the stickers. Fill the space between the chevron lines and the tip with golden glitter. Now, paint a coat of clear polish and stick the Swarovski crystals.

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19. Funky Prom Nail Design With Dots

Apply a base coat by OPI 3 in 1 Base on top of the nails. Dry and then paint the nails with purple and teal polishes. You can apply colors randomly or in sequence as shown. Now, using colors that contrast each other (for a purple nail, use teal for the tips and vice versa), line up the tips of each nail and dry. Using a dotting tool, make dots in the same contrasting sequence and seal with a top coat.

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20. Sweet Hearts And Dots Prom Nail Design

Paint a base coat of blue on all the nails. Dry them up before starting to make the heart shapes using a nail art pen or brush. The heart shapes must be painted using black as the outline and once these dry up, fill the insides with red or pink as you wish. Now, using black, create bubbles or dots and fill these up with the white color. The design has to be sealed with a top coat of any clear polish.

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Phew…the list for prom nail art tutorials can go on and on as there are umpteen choices available to you gorgeous gals who are planning on having some real fun at your prom party, the gala event you all have been waiting with an impatient breath. All these showcased prom nail designs are fabulous and funky and you can do these sitting from the comfort of your homes rather than spending a bomb at the saloons that offer such nail art at sky high prices. Read this post today and do come back to tell me how you enjoyed your prom and what kind of compliments you got for flaunting those cool prom nails! Have a great time!