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45 of the *Best* Almond Nail Ideas for Your Next Mani

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If you’re looking to elevate your nail game and explore the limitless possibilities of almond-shaped nails, you’re in for a treat.

These nut-shaped nails are perfect for *literally* any colour, art, design and trend, which is why they’re such a timeless choice for loads of us. And don’t just take our word for it, this mani has been seen on A-list celebs like Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa, JLo, and the queen of nails herself – Hailey Bieber.

From chic and minimalist to bold and extravagant, these almond nail inspirations are bound to spark your imagination and inspire your next nail salon visit.

So, let’s get the long and short of it and take a look at 45 of the best almond nail designs to inspire your next mani!

 


What shape are almond nails?

Almond nails are a popular shape that resembles the shape of an almond or a tapered oval (hence the name!).

This style is characterised by its slim sides that converge to a rounded point at the tip, with some almond shapes being more subtle than others.

The base of the nail is typically wider, and the sides of the nail gradually narrow as they extend towards the tip, elongating the fingers.

 


The best almond nail design ideas by colour

1. French tip almond nails

Nothing beats a classic almond French mani, IMO!

 

2. Ombre almond nails

We love ombre nails here at LTG HQ (we’ve done a whole article on ombre nails if you want more inspo!)

 

3. Milky white almond nails with black designs

Happy or sad? There’s a nail for every mood with this milky mani complete with gems and twinkle stars.

 

4. Sheer pink almond nails

Indulge in a sheer almond dream, the ultimate clean girl aesthetic mani.

 

5. Baby pink almond nails with lettering

Pink is *perfect* for those of us who are still on the Barbiecore trend!

 

6. Dark red jelly almond nails with charms

These dark red jelly almond nails would be perfect as a standalone set, but the gold charms (which are huge in the world of nails ATM) make a real statement.

 

7. Teal blue almond marble nails

Feeling blue in the best way possible with this gorge marble set.

 

8. Nude almond nails

Nude almond nails are a classic, especially for adding nail art, glitter or gems.

 

9. Green chrome almond nails

These jade green nails look seriously amazing with a chrome finish.

 

10. Neon green swirl almond nails

If you want to add a pop of colour to your nails, swirls are the perfect way to do it.

 

11. Green and blue airbrushed almond nails with silver details

These nails are amazing for any season – whether it’s frosty outside or you’re relaxing by the turquoise sea.

 

12. Neutral almond nails with brown and gold

Coffee hues and almond shapes look great with gold details.

 

13. Yellow almond French tip nails

Embrace sunshine on your fingertips with the golden glow with these chic yellow almond nails.

 

14. Orange almond nails

They’re giving 70s vibes.

 

15. Pink chrome almond nails

Chrome is still huge in the world of nails and we’re loving this unicorn pink and purple set.

 

16. Lavender purple almond French tip nails

Literal lavender nails, the perfect set for spring.

 

17. Almond nails with black details

The chicest black details on a pink nude base *chef’s kiss*.

 

18. Light silver almond nails

light silver almond nails

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A barely there silver mani that’s perfect for winter.

 

19. Almond nails with silver glitter French tips

Frenchies are always a classic, but these silver tips are the perfect take on this trend that never seems to go out of fashion.

 

20. Groovy swirl French tip almond nails

Perfect for adding a pop of colour to any outfit!

 

21. Almond nails with gold French tips

This gold French tip mani looks *amazing* with delicate jewellery.

 

 

The best almond manis with nail art

22. Matte black French tip almond nails

Almond nails don’t have to be shiny! We love the finish on this black French tip set.

 

23. Mix and match chrome almond nails

I’ve got a soft spot for chrome nails and this mismatched set is no exception!

 

24. Pastel French tip gingham almond nails with skulls

pastel french tip gingham almond nails

Image – @naileditbychelsey/instagram

Cute and girly with a hint of danger.

 

25. Gold sparkle almond nails with stars and wave design

sparkle almond nails

Image – @by_ezana/instagram

The perfect mani to make you *shine*.

 

26. Pink and red swirl almond nails

swirl almond nails

Image – @the_gelologist/instagram

Swirly nails never really go out of style, mix and match any colour or use different tones like this set below. Whatever you decide – they’re a classic.

 

27. Y2K Care Bear multicoloured nails with decals

I’m getting serious Y2K nostalgia with these cute Care Bear nails complete with nail decals and swirls.

 

 

The best almond nail design ideas by shape

28. Short iridescent almond nails

short iridescent nails

Image – @clairestarkmanicurist/instagram

Keep it short and sweet with these chic and sleek almond nails.

 

29. Dark green medium almond nails

medium green almond nails

Image – @skipthefilteruk/instagram

Medium is the perfect length for elongating the fingers without making it *too* difficult to button up your shirt in the mornings!

 

30. Long almond nails with crystal French tips

long almond nails

Image – @nonadoesnails/instagram

A perfect blend of sophistication and style. And, obviously, the longer the nails the more space for designs, glitter, crystals, gems, and art!

 

31. Round-almond nails

round pastel almond nails

Image – @thehangedit/instagram

The prettiest pastels on a rounder tip.

 

32. Coffin-almond nails

Sometimes referred to as ballerina nails, this shape is part almond part coffin.

 

33. Stiletto-almond nails with chrome and gems

Stiletto almond nails are a popular nail shape that fuses elements of both stiletto and almond shapes. The best of both worlds if you ask me.

 

 

The best almond nails by finish

34. Hello Kitty acrylic press-on almond nails

Taking it back to Y2K with some cute Hello Kitty press-on nails!

 

35. BIAB matte blue almond nails with chrome cuffs

Cuffs, or a reverse mani, have been making an appearance in my feed a lot lately!

 

36. Nude gel almond nails with multicoloured dots

 

37. Natural almond nails

You can’t go wrong with pale pink on a chic set of short almond nails.

 

 

The best almond nail ideas by season

38. Spring pink French tip almond nails with delicate flowers

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” (IYKYK)

 

39. Valentine aura almond nails with hearts

Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, and these sweet aura nails would be perfect for any season.

 

40. Summer mismatched almond nails

Nothing says summer like bright colours and prints!

 

41. Holiday almond nails

The coolest flower power manis that will fit right in on the beach or at the bar.

 

42. Fall almond nails

Browns and nudes are the perfect hues for fall and this French tip set is *perfection*.

 

43. Halloween almond nails

The perfect pumpkin mani for Halloween.

 

44. Winter almond nails with gems

Nothing says winter like sparkle stars, and the red and gold gems on this mani are the perfect nod to Christmas.

 

45. Christmas holly almond nails

You don’t need to go all out with Christmas nails! These cute holly details are perfect for the holiday season.

 


The takeaway

Well, there we have it! – 45 of the *best * almond nails for any season, length, colour and taste.

And the trend isn’t going anywhere fast, with celebs and A-lister nail techs still taking on this look, so, what are you waiting for – get that mani appointment booked! Or, check out our guide on how to do a professional-looking manicure from the comfort of your sofa.

Got the look? Show us yours in the comments, we would love to see them!

 

 

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Senior Beauty Editor

Laura Kemp started her journalism career as a news reporter for one of the largest newspaper groups in Europe before moving into features and editorial writing. Combining her love of hard-hitting journalism with her passion for beauty, she’s now Senior Beauty Editor at Live That Glow. When she’s not writing, researching, or interviewing her favourite experts, you’ll find Laura practicing her downward dog or drifting on her paddleboard.

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Education: University of Salford
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