The queen of Halloween is here to round up the BEST Halloween nails on the internet! Obviously I had to include all of my Halloween manicures throughout the years and then of course I scoured Pinterest to find ever more of the most perfect Halloween nail art designs!
There are SO many good Halloween nail designs floating around on the Internet so I figured I would put all of them in one place for you so that when you go to the salon to get your Halloween mani this October you’ll be set with all of the best nail inspiration photos for your nail tech!
I’ve truly got something for everyone including scary, spooky and fun Halloween design favorites to more neutral Halloween designs.
50+ BEST HALLOWEEN NAILS
Orange Halloween Nails
Nothing says Halloween like orange nails! Neon orange, burnt orange, a mix of a few different shades, basically any variation is Halloween approved. Of course I couldn’t include just include your average plain orange mani, instead I rounded up my favorite fun orange Halloween manicures including my two toned orange French manicure with black stars, a striped French mani with ghosts and more!
Spiderweb nails and spider nail art are a Halloween nail design classic and surprisingly isn’t as creepy as you would imagine it would be! I love seeing all the different colors artists choose to use to make the webs pop! If you scroll down I even included a pastel pink Halloween manicure that is definitely cute and not scary at all!
If there was ever a time for a celestial manicure it’s during the month of October when everyone’s inner witch comes out. Of course I’d go for a zodiac or astrology themed mani, like my Libra nails I did a few years ago, but there are so many amazing designs out there. Here are a few of my favorite star and moon manicures I’ve seen.
Blood Halloween Nails
Ok now we’re diving into the creepy side of Halloween nails with a personal favorite of mine, blood dipping nails! Of course I’m partial to red glitter polish, but there are so many great options with pink or black polish too!
Jack Skellington Nail Art
Who doesn’t love A Nightmare Before Christmas? It’s a Halloween classic (despite “Christmas” being in the movie title), and Jack Skellington is a Halloween character that was made to be turned into nail art! Pair your Jack Skellington with stripes and stitching for a complete look.
Witchy Nail Designs
I know I touched on celestial manicures above, but I think witchy nails deserved their own category. I’m talking stars and moon, but also snakes and evil eye designs and more! I love that these can be colorful or muted, matte or glossy, there’s so many great options. I would definitely recreate all of these!
This is surprisingly the first year that I did a ghost manicure for Halloween and I’m obsessed! I don’t know what I was waiting for. What I love about ghost nail art is that it’s actually pretty subtle! If you scroll through the designs I’ve included here you’ll see that a majority of them are actually white and nude, minimalist and actually chic! So if you’re looking for a Halloween manicure idea, but don’t want to go “crazy” with colors or designs ghost nails are for you!
Bat Nail Designs
I’ve never actually done bat nail designs for Halloween, but after seeing these Halloween inspiration photos I’m convinced that I need to add them to my Pinterest inspiration board! I love the colorful French manicure idea with designs added on top!
Halloween Monster Nails
Frankenstein’s monster, vampires, zombies, mummies and more are the perfect inspiration for your 2022 Halloween nails! I’m partial to my Halloween monster manicure with a mix of stitches, spiderwebs, jack o’ lanterns, monsters and more because it’s just so fun!
Black Cat Nail Art
It’s not Halloween without a black cat or two and this black cat nail art is one of my favorite manicures I found when putting together this post! I love that the metallic gold polish keeps it looking classy and you won’t get sick of it into November.
Jack O Lantern Nails
Jack O’ Lanterns, another classic Halloween design, I think if you’re going to go this route stick to the classic black and orange, but the design with holographic silver polish I included below is also SO sick!
And if jack o’ lanterns aren’t your thing, you can always go classic pumpkin! I love the design below with ghosts, moons, candy corn, spiders, bats AND pumpkins! Literally every single Halloween “thing” all in one manicure and somehow the nail artist pulled it off.
Black & White Halloween Nails
Looking for something a little less crazy when it comes to your Halloween nails this year? Why not go for a black and white manicure! You can choose to keep it simple or add designs, but inherently black nails scream Halloween so you’ll be set for the spooky season.
Simple Halloween Nail Art
And if you’re looking for something even more subtle, these few minimalist Halloween manicures are for you. Think metallic polish, black accents, and a touch of glitter and you’re set!
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Not all of these designs are mine. I tried to link everything to the proper Pinterest Pin or website, but if you are the owner of one of these photos and the link it’s correct please reach out to have it updated or removed.