Forget Hearts: Try Anti-Valentine’s Day Inspired Nail Art Instead

February 11, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
The Best Anti-Valentine’s Day Nail Art

Valentine’s Day beauty may be all about cheerful nail colors and heart-inspired nail designs — 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. 

Paint It Black

It takes great skill to make nail art look dainty when using a harsh polish like matte black, but we think @nailsbyromelia nailed it by adding a mini heart and cursive detailing. 


Wear your heart on your sleeve (or nails) and tell the world how you really feel about Valentine’s Day with intricate anti-love nails. The melting heart daggers are our personal favorite.

Bloody Valentine

If you think the only good thing about Valentine’s Day is the candy then this mani is for you. Nail artist Cindy J got super creative by painting on classic conversation heart candies with a dark twist.

No Broken-Hearted Girl

We can’t think of anything more anti-Valentine’s day than broken hearts. Keep things light-hearted by sticking with a bright base color like Essie Mod Square and pasting on tiny nail gems.

Bloody Good Ombre

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 Love Note Worthy and complete it with Essie Fishnet Stockings.
Photo: @venusnailedit, Design: Juliana Campisi

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