30 Sizzling Hot Pink Nail Ideas to Bookmark Now for Your Next Mani
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Nothing is hotter than, well, hot pink. And now spring and summer are getting closer (finally!), this shade is going to be *all over* your social media feeds.
So, I’ve been bookmarking the hottest pink nail designs I’ve been seeing while scrolling to bring you 30 that are absolutely sizzling, making sure you nail the trend.
From glitters to shimmers, chrome to matte, long to short and ombre to simple cute pink designs – there’s a hot pink mani for us all.
1. Black and hot pink nails with silver wire nail art
This ombre set was created on natural nails using an airbrush, topped off with some wires, stars and Kokoist’s Platinum Filler Base for the overlay… Probably one to screenshot for your nail tech!
2. Orange and hot pink checkered and smiley face nails
A mismatch of 3 of 2024’s hottest trends – hot pink, smiley faces and checkered print.
3. Funky floral green and hot pink nails
This mani gives serious Spongebob Squarepants in Bikini Bottom vibes – so cute!
All you need to create this set is a green base colour, 2 pink shades, and a dotting tool to create the flowers.
4. Light purple and hot pink aura nails with stars
Aura nails have been everywhere lately, most notably on the fingertips of Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens and Dua Lipa.
5. Almond hot pink nails with rainbow designs
Mix up the hot pink with some cute and colourful rainbow designs.
This set has hot pink on one hand and rainbow designs on the other, but this would look great with hot pink nails and rainbow feature nails instead!
6. French tip hot pink nails with fried egg art
This set will definitely make you crack a smile (get it?!)
7. Short hot pink nails with mismatched designs
Mismatched nails are another huge trend you’ll see in 2024 – and this set also combines the popular checkered nails trend.
8. Acrylic hot pink and purple tropical summer nails
9. Gel hot pink nails
It’s giving Barbie. These gels were painted with The Gel Bottle in the shade Fairy Pink
10. Glitter hot pink Barbie nails
11. Ombre hot pink and purple wavy line nails
Ride the wave with these cool ombre hot pink and purple gels.
12. Hot pink and orange flowers on a barely-there base
Another easy set to create using a nail dotter and Colour Me Pretty nail gels in the shades Zion, One More Pink, and Barely There.
13. Hot pink stiletto nails with 90s acid trip smiley faces
The 90s trend is still going strong (yey!), and this melted acid trip smiley face mani on hot pink nails is the *ultimate* nod to the trend.
14. Hot pink and nude pink swirl nails
15. Leopard print hot pink nails
These ‘Stick It!’ foils from Lecente make it SO easy to have intricate leopard nail art.
Suitable for most nail types – gel polish, acrylic, hard gel or natural nails – Stick It! is an air-dry foil adhesive which can be used on natural nail polish.
16. Hot pink bow nail design with pearls
With an iridescent pink base, this cute mani combines the bow and pearl trend that has been doing the rounds on social media since the end of 2023.
This look is easily created with 2 shades of pink, a thin nail brush, and some stick-on pearls. So cute.
17. Chrome hot pink nails
Chrome is still going *very* strong this year, and we’ve curated the ultimate chrome nails list for you to copy here.
18. White and hot pink nails
These bubblegum hot pink nails with white art can be created using a nail dotter or even a wooden cuticle pusher! Those who don’t have a steady hand may need the help of their nail tech.
19. Silver and hot pink chrome ombre celestial nails
Dive into the celestial realm with these mesmerising silver and hot pink chrome ombre nails!
If you’re used to doing your own gels at home and fancy giving this a go, check out this tutorial from Dorota Palicka Nails.
20. Yellow and hot pink wavy nails
Dreamy waves of pink and yellow, these colours look amazing on any skin tone.
21. Matte hot pink nails
A matte nail can look so chic, and this hot pink set proves it! Ask your nail tech for a hot pink shade and a matte finish, or grab yourself a matte topcoat and DIY from home.
22. Hot pink skyscape nails with gold moons and stars
If you want to up the ante on some hot pink cloud nails, add some stick on gold moons and stars.
23. Sparkle shimmery hot pink round nails
Want to create super shimmery shiny nails like the mani below? Get yourself some @holotaco polish in the shade Life in Plastic (the perfect Barbie shade).
24. Dip powder hot pink nails
Do you know what dip powder nails are? This finish involves dipping each finger into an acrylic-coloured powder, then painting on an activator polish as a top coat that cures in the air.
25. Jelly hot pink cloud nails
This mani was created using Apres XL Sculpted Coffin Gel-X Nail Extensions, and GlammedBeauty has a seriously *amazing* tutorial for them here – it’s a really good video to learn how to paint clouds on your nails like a pro, too.
26. Hot pink nails with silver crystals
The Nail Company has sooo many rhinestones available, you can create all kinds of masterpieces with some crystals and glue!
27. Simple hot pink nails
It’s impossible to go wrong with a set of short and natural hot pink nails – how good do these look by the pool?
28. Abstract hot pink groovy letters nails
Paint what you want to say! This set uses The Gel Bottle in the shades Carries Cosmo, Princess, Pink Lady and Stiletto.
29. Shades of hot pink French tip nails with gold accents
Five shades of pink with gold accents is the perfect dreamy mani. Gold looks great with any shade of pink, and you can create accents using a dotter and gold nail polish, glitters, shimmers or gems.
30. Clear nails with sparkly hot pink and baby blue stars
This mani combines the hot pink trend with the stars we’ve been seeing all over fingertips on Insta and TikTok!
Use Sally Hansen’s polishes in the shades The Queens Velvet, Glos-sea, & Extrava-grey for a simple but sparkling star moment.
Whether you prefer a glossy finish, cool nail art, French tips with a twist, or a classic matte look, hot pink nails can effortlessly elevate your look and add a pop of colour to any occasion or outfit.
Much like the Barbiecore/pink trend that came along with the Barbie Movie, hot pink nails are going to be around for a while – and now you’ve got 30 hot designs to get you through it!