22 Minimalist Manicures You Can Do at Home

Less is more.

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When people think of nail art and manicures, intricate and complicated nail arts would pop in our heads but not all nail art has to be elaborate marbled manicures, 3D scene scapes or glittertastic unicorn vomit. Just like fashion, low-key minimalist manicure is having a major moment in the nail industry. Here we’ve picked 22 of our favourite minimalist manicures that you can actually do at home:

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Keep things subtle with clear glossy nails and gold dots at the cuticles.

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… Or you can do it vertically with thin gold foils or just glittery gold nail polish.

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If your style is more towards tomboy, you can try this simple triangle mani. This manicure is fierce.

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Want more colour in your manicure? If pastel is more your colour, then you can try this pastel block mani with any pastel palette to create a sweet lovely look. Full tutorial of this manicure here.

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Say goodbye to the classic French manicure and replace the white tip to oxblood red (or any colour of your choice). This modern take on the classic manicure is sophisticated and oh so chic. Full tutorial of the manicure here.

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And if you want to take an extra mile, you can try painting your nails with a neutral base and paint neon tips for a very funky yet minimalistic approach.

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If you’re really lazy but need something spunk up your nails, just dot black nail polish near your cuticles. Who says nail art is a hassle?

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Another dot design and this ones proof that a nude mani can get even better. Let’s just say that never underestimate the power of a simple dot.

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Eye see you. Add some character in your manicure with some eye nail art.

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Turn that simple black nails into little luxury on your nails with a minimalist approach.

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If you’re up for a challenge, then this graphic negative space nail art does the trick.

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Rock a subtle ombre with this sweet nail art. A full tutorial of ombre nail art here.

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Speaking of ombre nails… If you think the previous nail art is a bit of a hassle, you can opt of getting different kind of shades on different nails for that gradient effect from dark to light. But to be honest, who has similar shades in their nail polish collection? Unless you’re a nail polish junkie.

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If ombre isn’t your thing, then you can try this half moon nail art.

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This beautiful neutral white based with grey layer is lovely and sweet.

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Add some futuristic and minimal approach with this graphic nail art with nail art pen. After applying a clear or nude base, simply create one line across the moons of your nails and then connect it with a vertical line.

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Have some gold nail stickers or stickers in general lying around your room? Cut into shapes that you desire and paste it on!

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Either you can do this with nail art pens or a dotting tool. But if you don’t have a proper dotting too, no fret! Here’s a tutorial on doing your own dotting tool.

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Got a party going on? This simple nail art is ideal for under the disco ball and neon lights.

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Hyped in Korea, this trendy glass nail art is definitely stylish. You can do your own glass nail art here.

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This sideline manicure is another modern approach of a hint of colour. Paint your nails a solid color or clear, then add a thin stroke of a contrasting color to one edge.

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One of our favourite nail arts. This graphic 60’s inspired nail art is so colourful and artsy, it feels like we’re looking at a painting.

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