These Nail Art Looks Prove That Everything Is Better With a Cherry on Top

May 18, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | by L'Oréal

This summer, ordering ice cream isn’t the only time you’ll be using the phrase “cherry on top.” The sweet red fruit is the perfect topping for your nails, whether you’re getting a classic French manicure or a maximalist hodge podge of designs. Get inspired (and maybe a little hungry) by scrolling through our favorite cherry-on-top nail art looks from Instagram below. 

Maraschino Mani

To get this cherry-topped French manicure, @nailartbyqueenie used Essie nail polish in Russian Roulette and Blanc



The Devil’s in the Details

Not feeling a cute and sweet vibe? Follow @getnailed_bb’s lead and incorporate them into a cheeky and edgy look like this one.


Small cherries are a fun way to add color and flair to a minimalist neutral mani. For inspiration, check out this look from @theheirsofvenus.

Mix and Match

Nail artist @bysadiedaisy painted cherry, butterfly and smiley face designs on this leopard print French mani that proves that more is more. 

Cherry Pink

To DIY this outlined cherry design, you’re going to need a striper brush and a bubblegum pink polish like Essie’s Pin Me Pink.

Juicy Fruit

Bring cherries to life with holographic 3D polish. Here, the addition of the smiley face accent nail makes for a unique and colorful look that screams summer.

Crystals and Cherries

In the mood for some bling? As demonstrated by @nuka.nails, red Swarovski crystals make the perfect base for cherry nail art.

Classy Cherries

Who says cherries have to be painted in red and green? We love this dainty, luxe take on the trend by @cmgbeautyx.
Photo: Queenie Nguyen, @nailartbyqueenie

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