Photo: Courtesy of @Donna_Cao

Valentine’s Day beauty is all about cheerful nail colors and heart-inspired nail art — but for everyone who hates the holiday, we’re here to let you know that anti-Valentine’s nail art is just as cool. Between black heart designs, contrasting French tips and blood-red ombré, we rounded up five anti-Valentine’s Day nail art looks you’ll want to rock with pride. 


Half-Hearted


 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by essie (@essie) on


For a minimalist yet bold finish, try this nail art look using Essie Gel Couture in Bubbles Only. Pairing your bare nails with this bold burgundy is the best half-hearted beauty look you’ll come by.

  

Paint it Black

 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Donna Cao 💅🏼✨ (@donna_cao) on


Donna Cao breaks down exactly how to recreate this black-heart inspired look in this Instagram carousel. Create seven sets of three black dots and connect them with a dotting tool to complete the look. 

 

Anti-French

 

 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Betina R. Goldstein (@betina_goldstein) on


The French manicure is reminiscent of all things wedding nails, but we encourage you to celebrate yourself instead with this black French tip look. For an extra pop, add a small glitter half-moon at the center of each nail.

 

Heart Tips

 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Olive & June (@oliveandjune) on


Re-write your typical nail tips look with this heart-shaped look by Kristen Ethridge. It’s chic, eye-catching and we love it in a dark burgundy, brown or black shade.


Bloody Good Ombré

 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by halle butler (@hallebnails) on


While others are busy Instagramming their SOs, gain more likes by replicating this ombré red nail look by Halle Butler. Start the look with a bright polish like Essie Cherry On Top and complete it with Fishnet Stockings.

Read More:

These Drugstore Concealers Actually Work

10 Beauty Instagram Accounts to Follow for Drool-Worthy Flatlays

How to Tease Your Hair Like a Pro

 

Let's Stay in Touch

Get our top stories straight to your inbox!