Nail designs come in a variety of colours, styles, and materials. Changes and upgrades in nail technology mean we have a world of options when it comes to updating the end of our fingers. Check out our list to see the best and cutest nail designs for your zodiac sign!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As a leader of everything, you’re always the first to showcase trends in nail designs! This summer’s trend is half moon nails; subtle in their impact, they can be used with colour or nude for a toned-down, work appropriate substitute.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
As a hardworking individual, nails are the last things on your mind. Something easy that requires little to no thought is best for you. Stick to a nude colour (nude tones blend in to your natural nail, and do not show growth) and a stable option for your nail like SNS or gel.
SNS (Signature Nail Systems) is a powder that your nail gets dipped in, which hardens to strengthen the nail underneath. SNS comes in multiple colours.
Go for a nude SNS option for as little breakage as possible, and a colour that is suitable for any occasion.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
For an expressive person, the best nail designs are the ones that make you stand out! Go for gold and get a design that’s bold. Bright nails are perfect to clear up the winter blues, or match an outfit for summer! When going on holiday, try to match an important swimsuit/dress/accessory to your nails for an easily coordinated look!
Cancer (July 21 – June 22)
As a feminine individual, the chicest look is also the most timeless—French tips!
French tips are nail designs emulating your natural nail, but with an upgrade. Go for the classic nude and white pairing for a classy arrangement, or take it up a notch with a coloured option.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
As a loud and outgoing person you should look for nail designs that stand out from the crowd. The best nail designs for Leos are the ones that are covered in jewels. Whether they suit your outfit or not—get crazy with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies—the more the merrier!
Virgo (August 25 – September 22)
As someone who moves with the times, but always stays with the trends, choose and update your nail designs with the season.
Summer: blues and soft greens, bright yellows
Winter: moody greys, purples, and dark blues, always matte
Spring: pastel tones, pink, and peach
Autumn: deep reds, soft browns, greys
Use this as a starting guide, but go crazy by customising to your personal style and aesthetic.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
For a classy pattern that defies normal standards of nail designs, try a marble aesthetic for your nails!
Marble patterns can come in a variety of different colours, from the standard black and white, to rainbow. Go as wild as you desire with your design.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
As a brave individual, show that off through your nail designs. Intricate images and patterns can be adorable ways to showcase your nails and will leave everyone asking for your salon’s number. Coordinate your designs with the seasons, or choose to display your passions on your nails.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Extroverted people can get away with almost anything—you have the confidence to support it—particularly funky nail designs. This season’s nail trend is all about the shattered glass nails. Shattered glass nails can come in a variety of colours, and they always make a statement. Paint them on every nail for wow-factor, or choose one nail for a subdued, but equally stunning look.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Sequin nails and the best nail trend for Capricorns. Show some glitter through your fingers with a smattering of sequins, sparkles, or holographic nail polish. Go as crazy or soft as you want, coordinating colour or choosing everyone in the spectrum!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
For an imaginative person, often the most inspiration can come from the world around you. Too bad you can’t stick a mirror to your nails … or can you?
The best nail trends for those with their heads in the clouds are metallic (specifically, silver) that mimic mirrors. Silver nails can suit any outfit, and are perfect for every season.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
For an artistic person, you’ll want to keep your nails simple. Choose minimalist nail trends for the tips of your fingers. Minimalist nail trends can come in a wide variety of colours (soft nudes and pinks are perfect or go for an opaque black), designs (small and dainty), or choose a pattern (polka dots and stripes work best). Choose a clear coat of polish, followed with a small design for a timeless look, that can be changed in a second.