Blame Barbiecore. From how we wear our hair (hello, Barbie ponytail) to our closets (you know it’s serious when Valentino is in on the trend), Barbie everything is everywhere, and the biggest, boldest part of the phenomenon is hot pink everything. We’re talking from your fingers to your toes—literally. Hot pink nail designs have taken over our tips.
To help you nail the trend, we’ve rounded up the hottest pink manis from all over the internet. Even better, we’re spilling details on how to get each look. Scroll through for 18 hot pink nail designs to brighten up your mani.
Think of it as a picture frame for your manicure. Nabbing the look is a cinch. First polish your nails in a baby pink, then use a dotting tool to draw on the border in a hot pink hue.
Negative space manis mean you can stretch the style an extra week, and with a look this sweet, you’ll want to do just that. Grab a dotting tool and paint on swirls in a few shades of pink, ranging from a pale shade to a hot hue. Get creative and let each nail be a little different. Did we mention the heart in the center is perfect for Valentine’s Day?
Shine like a star with this elegant, fun take on the French manicure. Keep the base neutral, and try an array of pastel, fuchsia, and hot pink shades on the tips. Finish with the gold stars—this design was created with chrome powder, but you can also try some celestial stickers like these ($7) from Amazon.
Move over, olive green—it's time to put a new spin on camo with some pink flair. Start by painting your nails with a baby pink base, then add the camouflage pattern in three or four brighter, deeper shades.
Not looking to paint every single nail hot pink? No problem. Alternating the shade with a tortoise design creates a look that's both playful and classic.
To A Point
Sometimes it’s not just the color that counts—it’s also the shape. Pointed to perfection, the silhouette of these hot pink nails is a standout for sure.
Modern French Mani
French manicures are the ultimate in classic nail art. Put a trendy spin on the eternal favorite by painting your tips hot pink. The simple nail design is sure to pop.
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet as these adorable yet sultry tips. Nail artist Angel created these roses by hand by sculpting them from custom-made acrylic powder. Swipe through here to see the process before your eyes.
Blinged-Out Coffin Nails
Take your hot pink French mani to the next level with extended coffin tips and bold gems to top it off. It's simultaneously glam and totally wearable.
Ombré nails typically take the pattern horizontally, but this takes a unique turn by doing the pattern vertically. Hot pink subtly fades into a cherry red for a cheery spin.
Talk about reading the fine print: A mani is the perfect place to send a message. Paint your nails in a light pink base, then add red and hot pink letters conveying your desired word or phrase across the entire manicure.
There’s more than one way to do a bubbly look—a textural touch will make any mani 3D. In this case, glass bubbles brought this hot pink nail design to life.
Get two nail trends for the price of one—flames and hot pink nail designs—with this fiery look. The beauty of flames is they work with practically any color, so you can pump up the heat on the hot pink hue.
Make a wearable statement by adding some abstract hot pink splotches to a neutral base. It's a stunning way to dip your fingertips into Barbie territory.
Pink Polka Dots
Seeing spots? This style is easier to recreate than it looks. Simply paint on a base of hot pink, then use a dotting tool to pop on pastel polka dots plus any other design you like—these ribbons pay a meaningful yet subtle tribute to breast cancer awareness.
It’s a jungle out there. Take leopard print out of neutral territory with a hot pink twist. It’s giving major Lisa Frank vibes.
Matte Neon Pink
Hot pink nails typically have a high-shine glossy finish, so do an unexpected take by going matte. Stealing the look is easy: Just painting on a matte topcoat will do the trick.
Red and Hot Pink Swirl
Hot pink and red may be bold color choices, but they're close enough to each other that they can add a subtlety to a design as a pair. These abstract swirls are fun yet soft, making them much more versatile than they first appear.