Unicorns sure are getting a lot of face time these days.
It is officially a thing, and we think nails are just the right place for all those rainbows (and lots of glitters). We have whipped up 20 ethereal nail art looks are unicorn nail design ideas for you to try.
It is time to recruit a younger sister/cousin/friend’s child and get to work. You can also try one of the more subtle pastel nail art looks for a gentle nod to the dreamy, fairy-tale beings we all love.
So break out the rainbow palette, the pastels, the iridescent top coats, and the micro glitter. It’s time to make unicorn nail design a part of your life.
Bright Rainbow And Unicorn Nail Art
This adorable unicorn nail design features the best of hand-painted nail art. Done in vivid pastels, this design is accented by stars in gold glitter polish. The sweetest feature of this unique design is the unicorn face with the closed eyes and blushing cheeks. This design would be great for a child, a teen, or anyone with a youthful sense of style.
Glittery Vibrant Rainbow Watercolor
These nails take the rainbow watercolor concept and kick it up a notch with shimmering glitter. First, the rainbow effect is applied to the nails. The perfect swirls of color make this design magical. Then a coat of glitter is applied to these fairy dust nails. The look is completed with a top coat to seal the glitter on.
Baby Pink With Unicorn Accent Nail
This sweetly natural nail design would look great on anyone. The nails are done in a soft, glossy baby pink. On one white accent nail, an adorable unicorn face is painted in pink, black, and gold glitter. These nails are a subtle and classy way to show your unicorn love without being too elaborate to wear every day.
Blue/purple Design, Glitter, And Horn Swirl
These awesome nails have a creative combination of manicure types. Some of the nails are done in a soft pastel ombré with lavender and blue. Two of these nails have silvery gems glued on. Two of the nails are done in a fantastic glittery design with various sizes of sparkles. The unicorn horns are silver metallic nails.
Silver-tipped French Manicure With Unicorn Art
This short nail design is an adorable take on a French manicure. Painted in an allover blush pink, the nails are accented at the tips with silver chrome polish. Two of the nails have a soft coat of pink glitter. Finally, there are two precious unicorn portraits on two of the nails. These feature cute eyelashes, a swirling mane, and an adorably accented horn and ears.
Pastel Rainbow Gradient With Unicorn Art
These subtly colored rainbow gradient nails make a sweet backdrop for a charming unicorn. The unicorn starts on the middle fingernail and stretches over the ring finger to the pinkie nail, where the tail flows. Painting a design that flows from nail to nail is a unique idea and would not be that hard to at home with practice.
Glittery Iridescent Pastel Polish With Accent Art
These gorgeous glitter iridescent nails are colorful and vibrant. The colors swirl from a soft yellow down to a rich purple. On top of the glittery polish is a little unicorn figure, sitting down in the middle of the nail and looking cute and awkward. The contrast between the glossy iridescent finish and the adorable hand painting makes these nails special.
Pink Glitter With Unicorn Art
This multidimensional pink glitter design would make any unicorn happy. The nails are painted with a uniform base coat of shiny pink glitter. Clouds and stars are added in a white polish. The details and shading are skillfully painted. Finally, there are two sweet unicorn faces with rainbow manes and big blue eyes.
Iridescent Pink With Rainbow And Unicorn Art
Iridescent pink makes these unicorn nails shine beautifully. The pink color is uniform and gorgeous. On top of the pink, nail art designs are painted. One nail has a rainbow with little white clouds, and the other has a happy unicorn face. The nail art design is distinctive and pretty. This design would also look great with white chrome nails.
Grey With Unicorn Art Design
These unique nails are done with a medium dove gray base color. Tiny hand-painted flowers, polka dots, and stars accent the base of the nails. A lovely unicorn and her mane stretch across two of the adjoining nails. This is a subtle design and not as forward as some of the others we looked at, but it will let everyone know how much you love unicorns.
Matte Purple With Unicorn Nail Design
These cute easy nail designs have a matte purple background. Painted on top of the matte purple are two happy rainbow clouds and a little unicorn with a rainbow mane. The art has a charming, quirky look. On two of the nails, there are pearly embellishments in pink and silver.
Glitter, Jewels And Hot Pink Tips
These different nail designs show a fun mixture of manicure styles. Hot pink ombré tips with multicolored jewels that wrap around the sides make a nice contrast to the sculpted unicorn horn. The horn has the ridges done in a bright silver glitter for a unique look.
Sky Blue, Clouds, Rainbows And Unicorns
Soft sky blue is the background of these unicorn nails. Cute white clouds and rainbows accent the nails. Finally, there are two adorable unicorns with big, round eyes and purple manes. This design is on short natural nails and would be comfortable for anyone to wear, including kids.
Multicolored Rainbow Glitter Ombre
This lovely rainbow glitter ombré nails match their polish color to their glitter color for an extra classy touch. The nails start with hot pink and then go to orange-yellow, turquoise, and purple. These nails are worn a little longer and look graceful. These are a bright and cheerful choice for any unicorn to wear.
Glitter-dipped Pink And Unicorn Art
These exciting glitter-dipped nails have a fun mixture of techniques. The hot pink tips are accented with crystal flowers. The glitter-dipped nails have a nice mixture of pink, blue, and silver colors. The shaped unicorn horns are iridescent pink. The unicorn faces are gorgeous and serene with flowing manes.
Lavender Glitter, Art, And Swirl Design
These unique nails use sculpted overlays for the flowers and unicorn as well as for the horns. The unicorn is especially well done, with an almost 3D look. The flowers bloom all over one nail, in various pastel colors. The other nails are done in a soft lavender glitter.
Glossy Pink, Blue And Purple Unicorn Nail Design
These vibrant pink, blue, and purple nails have a childlike sense of fun. Two of the nails are done in a solid glossy purple. The other nails are decorated with stripes, stars, glitter, and little bows. The nails include a sweet picture of the popular unicorn Twilight Sparkle.
Bright Pastel Rainbow With Unicorn Accent
These simply adorable unicorn nails have bright pastel rainbow stripes. One of the nails has a cloud design with colorful lines coming from it. The middle nail features a simply stylized unicorn with long eyelashes and a pink glitter horn. These nails are so shiny, any unicorn would love to wear them.
Gorgeous Crystals and Unicorn Horn
These pale pink pointed nails have a lovely curve of sparkling crystals. The smallest nail is shaped into a unicorn horn with a pearlescent finish. These nails are perhaps not the most practical for daily wear, but you will feel so magical, they are worth a little inconvenience.
Holographic Glitter Nails with Pink Accents
These glitter nails are truly striking. Worn long and pointed, these nails have a deep shine that comes from a coat of holographic nail polish. These nails are accented by solid candy pink. There are pink holographic nails which give a subtle unicorn horn effect.