Yin-Yang Nail Art Ideas For a Chill Vibe

November 08, 2021
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Whether you like the black and white juxtaposition or are striving for more harmony in your life, a yin-yang symbol is the perfect way to balance out your vibe and spice up your manicure. The ancient sign not only makes for a super chic and chill nail design, it’s also shockingly easy to DIY. From funky color pairings and traditional, sleek patterns to floral-embellished yin-yang nail art, our Instagram feed is filled with cosmic inspo. So keep reading, because we’re rounding up our favorite yin-yang nail ideas, ahead.

Classic Yin-Yang Nails

Mercury was in retrograde for a heck of a long time, so this month we’re making it our mission to balance the chaos. Our first step? Recreating this sophisticated and elegant manicure. The black and white color pairing is a classic, too. 

Minimalist Yin-Yang Nails

This minimalist, barely-there nail design goes with everything and lets the symbol take center stage. If you’re planning to do it yourself, we recommend using Essie Licorice and Blanc

Pink Yin-Yang Nails

For a more whimsical look, swap out black and white polish for another bold color duo. We’re loving the girly vibe of this red, white and pink look, but feel free to switch it up with the shades of your choosing. 

Multicolored Yin-Yang Nails

If picking a single colorway is your biggest manicure struggle, we have some good news. You can embrace the rainbow with this trend. Just paint each hand a different color and the color-choosing dilemma is solved. You can also apply a different shade on every nail.

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Neutral Yin-Yang Nails

Just looking at this rosy neutral color palette brings a wash of calm over us. The French tip detailing is a chic, equally on-trend touch.

DIY Yin-Yang Nails

Want to try to achieve this look at home? This tutorial has you covered. Just grab a sponge, a detail brush and a dotting tool and press play. The layering definitely requires some dry time in between each step, but overall getting this look is easy. 

Floral Yin-Yang Nails

Give us a yin-yang symbol, a flower design and pastel polish and our obsession is bound to follow. This take on the trend is next-level adorable and adds a touch of cheer to your nails. 

Yin-Yang Accent Nails

Just because the yin-yang symbolizes harmony and interconnectedness doesn’t mean your mani can’t be fierce. Case in point? This flaming hot pink look with lightning bolts, checkers, fire and a yin-yang sign to boot. It’s giving us edgy, cool-girl vibes that we want to recreate, STAT. 

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