Adding luxurious accessories is one of the easiest ways to elevate your style – and your nails are the ultimate accessory. For the luxe manicure, combine a classic base like nude, black, or red with expensive embellishments — think gold and jewels — and sophisticated patterns and topcoats. These luxury nail designs should be at the top of your wish list this season.
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1. Black and silver nails
One of the chicest variants of the French manicure is the outline of the nails. In addition to the tip of the nail, your manicurist will also paint a contrasting crescent at the base of your nail. As in a classic French manicure, the center of your nails will remain a matte nude shade. This season, black and silver nails are in fashion. Simple yet sophisticated, the design suits those with a sense of minimalist style who want a manicure that is both classic and a bit edgy.
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2. Black and white nails
Channel the most stylish decade, the 60s, with a luxurious black and white manicure. Starting with a black base, your manicure will add smooth white accents to create bold nails. The pattern looks retro yet timeless and is similar to those found in Mod fashion. Lovers of a subtle retro look and monochromatic style should consider these nails to complement their new season outfit.
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3. Brand Luxury Nails
Why not make your nails as expensive as your outfit? The ultimate coordinating accessory is a luxury designer manicure. Get creative and combine your favorite fashion house’s iconic patterns, colors and logos into one look. Gucci’s rings, bees and stripes are phenomenal, but you can also take inspiration from Louis Vuitton’s iconic initial print or Chanel’s ‘CC’ logo.
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4. Colorful luxury nails
Nothing says the party like eye-catching colors! A bold, brightly colored manicure is ideal for combating the cold and darkness of winter. On the other hand, if you live in the southern hemisphere, a cocktail of pretty colors at your fingertips is suitable for the summer season. Pair your vibrant nails with an equally colorful outfit.
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5. Festive Luxury Nails
Take fashion inspiration and incorporate editorial-inspired details into your holiday manicure. Choose bright holiday season colors like scarlet and emerald, adding decorative details. Sequins mixed in contrasting shades of black and silver are a popular option. Choosing glitter in one or two colors instead of a rainbow makes your nails look sophisticated and elegant, while still keeping the fun spirit of the holiday season alive.
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6. Luxury Gold Flake Nails
Nothing evokes luxury better than gold. Warm, rich and shimmering in the light, golden glitter gives your manicure a million bucks. For a modern twist, try a glitter gradient effect over a matte black base coat. Perfect for parties or a glamorous night out, the jumpsuit is sophisticated with enough sparkle to make it special.
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7. Luxury Jeweled Nails
Make a real statement this season with jeweled luxury nails. The ultimate shimmering addition to your manicure, the faux gemstones catch the light beautifully and are sure to earn you big compliments. For best results, ask your nail technician to apply the gems over a nude or white base, which will maximize light reflection and avoid dullness. Keep in mind that jewel nails don’t last as long as other manicures and the style requires some skill to apply, but it’s worth it for a special occasion.
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8. Luxe Lunar New Year Nails
If you are looking for luck in the next 12 months, make sure your nails are perfect for Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year. The classic color of the season is red, which represents good fortune, beauty, happiness and success. Instead of a standard matte red, enhance your ruby manicure with a satin topcoat or a touch of red glitter to give it a special finish.
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9. Luxury Coffin Nails
Coffin nails are one of the most popular shapes for acrylic manicures because they are chic, glamorous and a favorite of stylish celebrities like Kylie Jenner. Classic coffin nails are long or medium length, with a tapered, square point. They make your fingers look longer and thinner and match virtually any color and design. For a luxurious finish, try a modern French manicure. The discreet combination of a nude base with a white tip is sophisticated and draws attention to the shape of the coffin.
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10. Luxe Ombre Coffin Nails
The soft and gorgeous look of ombre coffin nails has made them popular for weddings and other special occasions. Versatile yet sophisticated, the luxurious manicure is suitable for any event – from work drinks to family dinners or date nights. Plus, they’ll complement any color outfit you choose. These nails prove that you don’t need to add glitter to give your manicure an elevated look.
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11. Metallic Luxe Nails
If you’re a fan of shimmer and shine, go for it with a molten metal manicure. These nails look like they’ve been dipped in gold or silver, with a gorgeous shimmery finish. For even more luxury, add sequins or mini crystals. These extra elements give your manicure a 3D texture that looks amazing on camera as well as in real life. Let your metallic luxe nails do the talking and pair them with a classic black or white outfit.
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12. Nude and Black Nails
For a softer approach to a contrast manicure, try nude and black nails instead of black and white nails. They’re perfect for those with an understated yet classic style, who want to experiment a bit while maintaining the sophistication of a nude base coat. The black accents give these nails a subtle artistic touch. Even better, they look great with winter colors like red and gold.
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13. Luxe Nails with Pearl Detail
An even dreamier and more luxurious version of the jeweled manicure is the luxury nails with pearl details. While you can go all out and encrust your nails with iridescent faux pearls, there are more understated options as well. One choice is to draw inspiration from the oceanic origin of the pearls. Have your manicure start with a plump base coat that looks like the inside of an oyster. Add a pearl to one finger of each hand and give the others a “teardrop” effect. The result is a manicure worthy of a mermaid!
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14. Red and Pink Nails
Red and pink nails have been in fashion for several seasons. That’s because they’re fun, flirty and feminine – that’s everything you want in your manicure! While red is the color that represents luck and success, delicate pink adds a touch of romance and playfulness. For an edgy take, try a reverse manicure with the rose shape at the base of your nail, instead of the tip.
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15. Royal nails
If you want to feel like a queen this season, royal nails are for you. Also known as cameo nails, the manicure is inspired by the Victorian era and makes each fingertip look like a work of art. For an extra touch of luxury, add a beaded or jeweled border and make sure your base coat is a classic shade like blue, green or buttercup yellow.
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What are luxury nail designs?
Luxury nail designs are nails that include interesting designs, expensive top coats and accessories that turn your manicure into a centerpiece and become an extension of your personality. Popular options include black and white outlines, branded nails from your favorite fashion house, vibrant party season colors with glitter, and jeweled nails.
Where to get luxury nails?
Many qualified nail technicians work in reputable salons who can create the luxury nails you desire. It’s important to do your research ahead of time to see the top-rated nail shops in your area, what they offer, and how much it would cost.
What are the nail design trends in 2022?
Many exciting designs are trending in 2022. These include the luxury jeweled nail option, which uses glittering faux gemstones and luxury nails with pearlescent detailing. Bright colors are also on trend, with ombre colored claws, red and pink nails, melted metals and the retro-inspired black and white option.
What are the most expensive nails?
Nail art is a wonderful way to make a statement and have a little fun, but depending on the details you choose, it can also be an expensive part of your beauty routine. If you choose a design that requires a lot of skill, you can expect to pay for it. Your region and chosen salon also affect the price. That said, the most expensive manicure in history was a polish designed by jeweler Azature that was infused with 98 carats of white diamond.
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