Nail art isn’t just for women; it’s rapidly becoming a popular form of self-expression among men as well. From subtle accents to bold designs, there’s a wide range of styles that can complement the modern man’s lifestyle and fashion sense. Nail art for men often leans towards minimalistic patterns, monochromatic color schemes, or even incorporating symbols and elements that reflect personal interests or hobbies.
When thinking about nail art for men, it’s essential to consider the overall style and occasion. For instance, a sleek, black matte design with a single accent nail can add a touch of sophistication for a formal event. On the other hand, geometric patterns or even small, detailed artwork can showcase personality in a more casual setting. The beauty of nail art is in its versatility and ability to adapt to personal style preferences.
The cost of nail art for men can vary depending on the complexity of the design and the salon’s rates. Typically, a basic nail art session can start from around $20 and can go up to $50 or more for intricate designs. In this blog post, we’ll explore 30 creative nail art ideas for men, each tailored to suit different styles and occasions. Whether you’re new to nail art or looking to try something new, there’s sure to be a design that catches your eye.
1. Matching Nails
Sharing is caring! This is the right sign to go and do matching nails with your favourite person. Men’s nails can be extremely interesting and you can draw whatever you want on them.
2. Black Nails
A classic. Black and white nails are the nails most often found in men. It’s a classic and you can always make something good and interesting out of it. Classics are always interesting and will never go out of fashion. You can combine these two colors and draw various symbols on your nails.
3. Colorful Stuff
Colorful symbols on your nails can attract attention and express your inner creativity in just a few steps. You can draw various symbols like these from photos, you can add anything, anything that describes you and what you love.
Fire is also seen a lot on the nails, both in men and women. Fires are very easy to make and can always fit nicely with any of your outfits. These fires are in a lighter shade, but fires in a combination of black and orange colors are often found.
5. Cute Symbols
The good thing about nails is that you can always add any design you want. These can be little ghosts, smileys, cubes, etc. All of these can fit nicely on your nails and the good thing about men is that they don’t have to paint their nails and don’t have to apply gels in different colors to better express the drawing.
If you are a man and like to have some symbols on your nails, but you don’t want to overdo it and be noticed a lot, our advice is to do nails like these. Simple black lines that you can shape as you wish. The nails do not have any base and therefore are not noticeable. The black lines don’t stand out too much, but they are still nice and neat.
7. Permanent Nails
This photo is for all those men who are 100 per cent sure that they want to have one particular design on their nails forever. There are permanent nail polishes that you can’t remove and that can stay on your nails forever. You can always shorten your nails to a certain extent, which suits you, without damaging the design. This black polish is an example of that.
8. Matte Nails
If you don’t like your nails to be polished, you can do a matte version. These black lightning bolts can represent some change, power, danger or whatever it represents to you.
Another variant of simple black lines. This is also something that is most often encountered and remains noticeable, but not in excessive amounts because the design is on the nail without any colored base.
If you have tattoos on your fingers and they are not enough for you, you can always do nails that will fit perfectly with the tattoos and that will additionally emphasize the noticeableness of your hand. The black and white variant is always the safest and you can always experiment with it.
11. Harry Styles
Harry Styles has been a real attraction lately because of his nails he often changes them and adapts them to his style. Whether it’s his personal choice or the choice of his agents, it doesn’t matter, because it’s a job well done. These nails are one of his more famous nails and that’s why we thought it was important to have them on our list.
12. Male Art
Not every design has to be perfectly drawn to be noticeable and beautiful. This design is made with totally different dimensions of every detail because some are bigger and some are smaller, but it is still very beautiful and interesting.
13. Hearts And Clouds
You can always opt for a design that does not include all the nails and that can make it easier and reduce time if you are in a hurry. The colorful design is very interesting and can always attract attention.
This photo features the previously mentioned fires in black and orange. You can also see some letters, initials and simple messages for most of the world. 😉
Nails that can serve you for Halloween. A mix of cute smileys and spooky skeletons done in black. These nails will catch the attention of many and may inspire someone to do the same.
16. Shades Of Blue
A couple of shades of blue on your nails in a combination of white and black. The color shades vary from darker to lighter and are done in a matte color, so your nails won’t shine through in the light.
17. Spider Web
A spiderweb-like design in white that pulls to silver when stitched. You can choose darker shades for the base to make the net stand out better and be more noticeable. You can do all the nails, but you don’t have to, the choice is yours.
This sign is quite well-known, and it was most famous during the Tumbler period and in 2013. But you can still find this sign on various outfits, hairstyles, jewellery, and even nails. This photo shows how well you can combine your crazy hairstyle and nails.
19. Golden Nails
Nails that will get noticed due to their striking gold tips and red color. These nails are very interesting and easy to make. These nails can be great for winter days and New Year holidays because of the combination of colors.
Smileys in different colors shapes and variants. Some have eyes, while some have x instead of eyes. Some are sad, and some are happy. You can express your feelings in such an interesting way because, for each of us, these two states are always intertwined.
21. Blue Smiles
A striking color that is somewhere between blue and turquoise. This color will make your nails stand out, and the black color used to draw the smiley face will also stand out. These nails are similar to Harry Styles’ nails, just in a different color.
22. Silver And Black
Another variant of simple nails with lightning motifs and the like. The black color bordered with silver is prominent and noticeable, and this photo is proof of how well nails can look on a man.
23. Red Lights
Red and white lightning remains very noticeable and striking. Between them, you can add one completely dark nail for contrast and you will leave an impression on the people who notice your nails.
24. Short Nails
Very short nails with small designs on them. These nails require little time to make and are not demanding or difficult. These types of nails will attract attention, and you will be able to easily combine them with clothing combinations.
25. Black And White
Another variant of black and white nails that are classic and simple. With the classic look of the nails, you will easily combine all outfits, regardless of what they are. Suits and casual clothes will go perfectly with this design.
These nails have a slightly more detailed design and require more time to make because the display on them is more detailed and demanding. This depiction of some fish that seems a bit scary is interesting and we believe it is very noticeable.
27. Minimalist Nails
Minimalist details on the nails are ideal for all of you who don’t like to overdo things. You can complement this look of nails with rings and other jewellery.
One of the good choices is also the design of initials. With a simple movement and a few minutes of making, a thin brush with which you will apply black paint (or any other, your favourite) letters. This design is ideal to complete with rings.
Cute little triangles and lines of bright colors on your nails will be easy to fit and won’t take much time. These colors exude summer and are best worn then. The colors of the lines and triangles match.
30. Luxury Look
Time is short for a luxurious nail look. These nails contain the names of famous world brands and some additional symbols. Decorations around the nails such as zircons or chains add to the beautiful look.
Even a single nail on your hand can be interesting and impressive. Red is always a good choice and you can’t go wrong with it. In women’s nails, this color is the most common and will never go out of fashion. In men, it can be as striking and interesting as the one in the photo. A small chain around the nail adds to the look and impressiveness. Simple rings can also be a good decoration and addition to your look.
In conclusion, nail art for men is an exciting way to showcase personal style. With the 30 ideas we’ve explored, from subtle to bold, there’s a design to suit every preference. While costs can vary, the real value lies in the confidence and unique flair these designs add to your look.