8 Fall Nail Art Designs We Can’t Wait to Bring to the Salon

August 20, 2021
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Fall Nail Art 2021

We love fall nail art designs just as much as we love fall makeup, activities and clothes (read: a lot!). In addition to classic tortoiseshell and French tips, this autumn, you can also go for holographic hues and abstract flowers. If you need some inspiration to try on your own or to bring to your next salon appointment, we rounded up the fall nail art looks we’ve favorited on Instagram this season below.


Combine three trends in one with this nail look: a tapered square shape, holographic polish and pearls.

Zebra Tips


French manicures are back in a big way, and we’re loving all the animal print iterations we’ve been spotting.

Aura Nails


We have a sneaky feeling that aura-inspired nails are here to stay, especially when paired with inky black polish.

The Killing Moon


Orange nails are a go-to for a reason in the fall. Essie Make No Concessions, a shimmery orange-red, is one of our favorite shades this season.

Colorful Curves


We love a nail design that works equally well on long and short nails. We were all about pastel linework in the spring and summer, but we’re loving richer hues for fall.

Chocolate Tips


A rich brown French tip looks ultra-sophisticated on oval nails.

Bold Blooms


Just because the flowers outside aren’t in full bloom doesn’t mean the ones on your nails can’t be. This design is a unique take on a plain Jane floral mani.

Tortoiseshell Claws


Match your nails to your claw clip with this tortoiseshell design.

Photo: @nycnailroom

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