25 Festival Nail Ideas

Although we can’t guarantee the weather this year, at least we can guarantee your favourite festivals are back and going to be better than ever. It’s no surprise that nails are at the top of our to-think-about list, because what’s better than a bright fun manicure when you’re sat in a grey field, most-likely covered in mud?  

Festival season is officially back and open for business, and we’ve got a backstage pass into the best festival nail designs, that will transport you to Glasto, Parklife or even Coachella if you’re feelin boujee.

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Animal print is always a vibe at a festival and this vibrant design from @_nailsbykell is so up our street.


We are in loooooveee with this contrasting dot design from @ainsleytaylor_nailartist. Festival vibes incoming.


Mix n match nails truly don’t get any better than this. @belennailartist you are officially festival ready.


It’s smiles all round thanks to @han.polished. Recreating for festival season RN.


Who ever said tie dye was so last year clearly hasn’t met @lonnanailedit. Obsessed.


It’s funky festival vibes all round thanks to @nail.huns. Recreating ASAP.


This bright set from @nailsbylaurenq.x is ticking all of our boxes for festival szn. * Chefs kiss*


This set from @sassnaillartistry is a big vibe. Obsessed.


Mix n match vibes are a must for festival szn. @suciianaiils is providing all the inspo.


Oh em gee, this funky, bright set from @_alwbeauty screams festival. We want to book in to get our nails done right this second!


We couldn’t get together inspo for festival nails without including a tie-dye set, could we? The vibrant, feel-good vibes from this set by @nails.ninetynine create the ultimate festival nails.


Pastels? Check. Abstract? Check. Short enough to be able to put up a tent? Check. Thanks @bambinailss, we’re obsessed. 


For the not-so-basic basic nail lover, we love this set from @candynails_by_gemma. If you can’t combine neon and cow print at a festival, when can you?


We are beyond obsessed with this set from @house_of_nails. The glossy hot pink and baby pink detail adds a little extra. 


@ljc_nails is here to brighten any dull day (most likely the whole of the festival). Who ever said orange was the new pink was seriously GENIUS. When you cant choose one, just get both. 


If you like both simple and groovy nail looks, @primxpropernails has come through with the perfect solution. 


It’s double the french, double the fun with @beautebyaimee. Put a fun festival twist on the classic French with a set like this.


These are without a doubt the cutest nails we’ve ever seen. Congrats @nafsalon, we are obsessed.


If you want to channel the festival vibes but don’t want to go with a super groovy set, why not try this design by @charsgelnails_. We love this ombre sunset set and are screenshotting asap.


There are too many things that we love about these nails from @kariimariiinails. Rainbows + flowers +smiley faces= festival ready.


For a more understated finish, we’re loving this design from @paging_dr_mani. Lilac can be subtle but never boring.


Make a simple ombre design extra by adding a touch of bling. This is one for the long-nail lovers, we’re obsessed @byjessicamorris.



If, like us, you can never choose between one colour and a pattern, then this design by @islasnailsandbeauty is the one for you. The wavey lines and lush hot pink are a headline for us this festival season.


Orange you glad we showed you this… @grabberznailco is showing us how its done with this stunning orange ombre set. 


We are saying hey to this funky line set by @primxpropernails. BRB messaging our nail tech right now.