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25 of the Most Delicate Bow Nail Designs to Screenshot for Your Next Mani

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Well, we predicted it at the end of last year but now it’s official: Bow nail designs are a huge trend for 2024.

Branching off from the quiet luxury and balletcore trend, bows are being seen everywhere from clothes to hair accessories and styling and on footwear to our fingertips.

With no signs of this cute and playful movement slowing down, I’ve saved 25 of my ultimate favourite bow nail designs – whether you love long acrylics or short gels – for you to screenshot and show your nail tech.


1. Milky white, red, and pink aura with silver bow nail designs and details

A dreamy pink, red, and white aura set complete with bows, hearts, stars and constellations. Not to mention the 3D dots which are so on trend in the nail world right now.


2. Hot pink present bow nail designs with silver glitter

Pink will *always* be one of the most requested colours for nail artists and this mani with white bows and swirls is a great alternative to the typical red, green, and gold Christmas nails.


3. Nude nails with black bows and silver gems

Nude is the best base for intricate nail art and also works really well for understated designs like these chic black bows. Chanel, eat your heart out.


4. Barbie pink and ombre glitter blue and purple nails with bow charms

This set will fit right in over spring and summer! Incorporating ombre glitter, Barbie pink, and baby pink bow charms, this is one of the cutest manis in the roundup.


5. Pink and gold aura chrome with dainty bow nail designs

Chrome and glazed finishes are still super popular in 2024, add some simple bows to nail this trend.


6. Lilac chrome square nails with 3D bows and charms

I’m a bit in love with this set! And these nails are giving serious Y2K vibes when paired with lots of rings and pastel colours. For 35 of the prettiest pastel nails EVER, take a look at our roundup here.


7. Red French tip nails with tiny bow nail designs

A-listers are all over social media sporting French tips right now, with so many twists on the classic trend like this red and white set.


8. Shiny confetti nails with white bow designs

The cutest confetti nails with dainty white bow nail art. This mani is perfect for literally any time of year.


9. Hello Kitty press on nails with 3D bows

Another Y2K trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere is Hello Kitty, harking back to the times when bright jewellery, unicorns, cute animals, Tamagotchis, and pink reigned supreme. Ahh, simpler times.


10. Pink, red, white, and silver bows on every nail

The ultimate Valentine’s Day bow nails?


11. Miffy light pink bow nails with white and baby pink designs

Prefer Miffy to Hello Kitty? You’ll nail the cute animal nail trend with this white and baby pink mani.


12. Light pink and white nails with airbrushed bow designs

Light pink and baby pink are huge in the world of nail colours, with loads of different designs, shapes, lengths, and art to play with.


13. Nude nails with cornflower blue bows and gingham print

They’re giving school summer dresses and pigtails with bows. So cute!


14. Silver sparkly nails with purple and red bows

Who doesn’t love a sparkly, glittery nail?! This almond-shaped set has been taken up a notch with modern red and purple bows.


15. Burgundy and cream nails with bows and pearls

The most perfect mani for winter, burgundy nails were *literally* everywhere at the end of 2023. This super classy stiletto set looks amazing with 3D pretty pearls, French tip feature nails, bows, and twinkle stars.


16. Two different hands nude and baby pink bow nails with gems

Can’t decide on what nail colour you want for the next few weeks? Go for a different colour on each hand!


17. Mismatched nail art with bows and cherries

Mismatched nail art is one of the biggest trends of 2024, incorporate some bows, fruit, cute animals, and hearts to be ahead of the curve.


18. Lots of glittery gifts with bows and polka dots

The colours on this short and sweet mani are so opulent! The perfect nails for Christmas or Birthdays.


19. Iridescent nails with green and red bows

Iridescent nails are a great canvas for all types of nail art and look amazing with pearls.


20. Silver glitter French tip nails with silver present bows

Looking for a frosty silver mani for the holidays? Look no further than this silver glitter French set with double tip and bow details.


21. Red French tip Mickey Mouse glitter nails with yellow bows

A little nod to Mickey and Minnie. Adorable.


22. Pink Cinderella nails with bows and character art

If you love intricate nail art and Disney, this pretty pastel Cinderella mani is definitely the one for you!


23. Winter greens velvet present bow nails

One of the most luxurious looking finishes in the world of nails, velvet looks amazing on a deep green set. The holo feature nail with ribbon ties this manicure neatly in a perfect bow.


24. Christmas present and gingerbread bow nails

Gold, glitter, reindeer, and bows make the perfect Christmas nails.


25. Red Christmas glitter nails with baubles and bows

red glitter nails and baubles with bows

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Nothing says the holidays like glitter and red! For a more understated take on the bow trend, incorporate it into nail art like baubles and twinkle Christmas lights.


The takeaway

There are loads of ways to incorporate bows into your nail art, whether you love complicated character designs, super minimalist art, bright colours, or barely there pastel shades.

Mix up your manicure with mismatched designs or go all out with bows on every fingertip, whatever you decide, this is one of the cutest trends that can be worn during every season and is a great throwback to 90s and Y2K girly-core (looking at you Tammy Girl and Groovy Chick!).


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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.

Expertise: Hair care, nails
Education: University of Salford

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