The Best Halloween Nail Art Ideas for Spooky Season

August 31, 2021
Mary Honkus
By: Mary Honkus | by L'Oréal
The Best Halloween Nail Art Ideas for Spooky Season
Halloween may still be two months away, but it’s never too early to start planning your costume — that includes all of the beauty details: from your makeup and hair all the way to your manicure. To give you some inspo, we rounded up some of our favorite Halloween nail art to try this spooky season, below.

Devilish Disco

Forget the angel wings, we’re feeling a little more devious this Halloween. This devilish manicure has a little bit of everything — glitter, blood decals and netting nail art.


For nail art that is basically foolproof, we’re turning to this ghostly manicure. It’s more cute than creepy, too. All you have to do is blob on some white polish (no need to be precise!) and then dot on some black eyes. Here, @essieyall used Essie Fall for NYC as the base.

Monster Mash

And the winner for the spookiest Halloween costume is...this nail set. This seriously ghoulish design by @gelhiigh is like something out of our dreams or, maybe nightmares.

Drip, Drip

Upgrade a neutral mani and channel your favorite horror movies by having your nail tech paint ominous blood drips using a red polish like the Essie Fishnet Stockings.

Witching Hour

Who is ready to conjure some spells? This witchy manicure screams Halloween. To add dimension, alternate your nail shapes from coffin to stiletto like pictured here. 

Here Kitty Kitty

If spooky nails aren’t your thing, make your Halloween nail art cute by getting a black cat-inspired French mani. It’s purr-fect for the season.

Fancy Fingers

We love a good optical illusion, especially around Halloween. This trippy manicure will make your fingers appear even longer and will have people doing double-takes.

Spooky and Cutesy

Ghosts, cemeteries and skulls, oh my! Who knew all those creepy details could be so cute. We love the way @nailnova incorporates spooky features into this adorable manicure.

Photo: @gelhiigh

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