10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for the Best Nail Art Inspo

You'll want to paint your nails once you see these accounts.
by Erin Torrejon   |  Jul 15, 2015
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When it comes to expressing yourself and accessorizing your looks, there's still nothing quite like painting your tips and toes whatever hue you wish to. It's not only therapeutic, but also really chic to sport different colors or nail art on your nails. And yes, nail art is totally still a thing and we suggest you give it a try if you haven't yet! To help you see how easy it can be, or to entice you to try it, or to simply give you inspiration (or eye candy) for your next squad mani-pedi session, we've rounded up all the best nail art Instagram accounts that you seriously need to follow ASAP! Trust us, their feeds have the best nail art ideas–everything is so cute, chic, and pretty, it might even inspire your style or be a great addition to your mood boards. 

 1  @mpnails

Madeline Poole is a nail artist and Sally Hansen Brand Ambassador that caters to all the coolest celebrities and magazine editorials. Her feed has all sorts of nail inspo—from the latest color trends, to really easy geometric patterns, and even nail art inspired from runway looks! Whether you're a nail art newbie or pro, you'll surely enjoy browsing her feed. 

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 2  @chelseaqueen

Chelsea is a nail artist and blogger from L.A. who loves playing around with her nails, from really intricate patterns to simple and clean colors or shapes. She's the perfect person to follow for anyone who's only starting to get into painting their nails and experimenting with their mani.

 3  @stephstonenails

This L.A. based nail stylist doesn't only tend to tips of A-list Hollywood celebrities, her work also appears on the pages and covers of your favorite glossies like Seventeen and Teen Vogue. Aside from her A+ work, her account is a must on your feed because of her really cool and fresh take on nail art designs you can easily recreate.

 4  @aliciatnails

Alicia is a nail artist from New York who knows all the coolest nail art trends and gives them her own unique spin. She takes such great photos of her work, you won't be able to stop scrolling for more! Plus her fun nail art patterns are actually super doable.


 5  @jessicawashick

Jessica is a nail designer, artist, and blogger who has such fun, fresh, and chic takes on nail art designs. Her Instagram is filled with such pretty, standout, and really cute nail art that you'll want to instantly recreate on your tips. Jessica's account will definitely make your feed a lot more interesting and playful.

 6  valleynyc

This NYC nail salon has such a wide range of really good prints, patterns, and looks that you'll get such all sorts of inspiration and tips by simply checking out their Instagram account. Plus we love that the looks they create cater to girls with short nails!

 7  @sierrasnails_

Sierra is a nail artist who creates hand-painted designs that are not only too cute for words, but also really easy to do! This is another perfect account to follow, especially for beginners. From geometric patterns to pineapple accent prints, there's something for everyone. 

 8  @wahnails


This London-based nail salon has pretty much created every design you can possibly think of and they have inspo for girls with both really long and really short nails. They're known for their really bold and quirky designs but they also feature really simple and feminine looks that you'll be able to do instantly. 

 9  @ciaomanhattan2012

This nail designer from New York has nail art designs that are super intricate, unique, and bold designs for the girl who's not afraid to try something new or different. This account might be for girls with a little more nail art experience but we say you should still follow her regardless of your nail art level because she's got a ton of ideas and inspo for everyone. 

 10  @fleuryrosenails

Fleury is a nail artist that also offers a wide range of nail art inspo, from pretty sparkly nails to couture-inspired designs. If you want to up your nail game, you should definitely browse their her photos and start following her Instagram account.


Which account is your fave? Share your thoughts and comments with us below or tweet us at @candymagdotcom. Let's talk nails!

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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