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Valentine's Day nails: 10 romantic ideas we're head over heels for

Check out the manicure designs that we're currently crushing on…

Valentine's Day nails: 10 romantic ideas we're head over heels for

Irrespective of your relationship status, Valentine's Day presents the ideal opportunity to up your mani game and indulge in some serious self-love.

Forget showers of roses or elaborate grand gestures, this year we're all about perusing the plethora of stylish love-themed nail designs out there, and choosing 'the one' to suit our February 14th vibe.

Curating a feed full of super skilled nail techs is practically our forte – and this year we are spoilt for choice.

From swirls and neon heart accents to gold foils and chrome tips, the designs on offer would not only be perfect for honouring Saint Valentine, lots of them could honestly work all year round.  

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Valentine's Day 2023 nail trends

dark red nails with gold hearts by clwnailartist


According to research conducted by SpaSeekers (compiled using popular Google search and TikTok hashtag data), in top spot this year is "swirl nails". Searches for the dizzying trend are up by 45% since last year and the style has amassed over 55m views on TikTok. Swoon, or what?

"Pink French tips" are set to be the second biggest trend this year ahead of February 14th, with searches up by 83% and TikTok views reaching 2.1m. This nail look is ideal if you're wanting to nod to the air of romance while keeping things low-key with a hint of pastel rose, or perhaps full-on fuchsia if you're still wedded to the hugely popular Barbiecore trend.

Taking third place is "red manicure" – a stone-cold romantic nail classic, and for excellent reason. Vibrant pillar box and sultry ruby shades are not only on our agenda this year, but everyone else's, it seems. Could this possibly have anything to do with TikTok's viral "red nail theory", which proposes that painting your nails red will make you more attractive to potential partners? We reckon so, as searches for the trend have increased by 24% and it has gathered 3m TikTok views. Whether or not it actually works? Watch this space.

Hello! Fashion shares the Valentine's Day nail looks that we're currently crushing on…

Stylish swirls

swirl manicure by nails by suman© Photo: Instagram


Pink French tips

pink french tips by lorna marie© Photo: Instagram


Classic red manicure

pillarbox red manicure by painted by jools© Photo: Instagram


Broken hearts

broken heart nails by betina goldstein© Photo: Instagram


Neon heart accent

neon heart accent nails by amy burvill© Photo: Instagram


Gold foil hearts

gold foil heart nails by tiffany abbigaile beauty© Photo: Instagram


Abstract neon

abstract neon pink nails by christina© Photo: Instagram


Coloured hearts

coloured hearts by gemma gunn© Photo: Instagram


Pink chrome tips

pink chrome tips nails by alyssa lea© Photo: Instagram


Sporadic red hearts


sporadic red heart nails by jess maynard© Photo: Instagram


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