36 Best Tutorials For Ombre Nails
Are you completely obsessed with ombre nails right now like me? I have totally fallen in love with how ombre nails look and if you are a lazy girl like me, you probably don’t want to spend a ton of money every two weeks to get them done and then have them chip or break. When I finally decided that I was going to attempt a DIY ombre manicure, I went online and started looking at tutorials, blogs, articles, and step by step how to’s. Some of them were great, and some of them, not so great. You could go down that same path, but you don’t have to because you have me!
If you are looking for the best tutorials for ombre nails and you are DIY girl trying to decide whether to do gel or acrylic ombre nails, or you just need some ideas for summer, I have you covered. On a fashion note, I am currently seeing that blue, black, white and pink ombre nails are trending right now. If you combine one of those colors in ombre with a french tip or maybe a matte finish, you can create something unique and beautiful. If you want to mix it up, try some glitter spots on your ombre or mix up the shape with a coffin nail or a shorter nail. Let’s experiment!
1. Spring Ombre Manicure Tutorial
Let’s start by talking about tools. Every great ombre nail artist has the tools necessary to pull of gradients and straight lines with ease. The sponge is the go to for most people doing their own ombre nail art. Lulu’s tutorial here uses a makeup sponge as well and I totally endorse this strategy. It’s so much easier than trying to shade evenly over and over again.
2. Black and Red Ombre Manicure How To
This lovely red and black ombre nail is so easy! Lulu’s collection of ombre’s are super cute and super easy. This trending style gives you the best bang for your buck with nail polish. As I mentioned earlier, I am seeing more and more black and red ombre nails when I go out and I absolutely love the look and have been following suit. This tutorial will show you exactly how to pull it off yourself.
3. Purple Ombre Nails Tutorial
If you want to mix it up or do something with some flair, try these pretty looking purple ombre nails. This tutorial is step by step with pictures for each step. You start with a white or nude color as your base and then get a sponge and dampen it with water. After that, you apply the purple gradient to the sponge line by line, going from lighter to darker, and finally, you apply the makeup sponge to your nail to get the gradient without fail and evenly for each nail.
4. Red and Gold Ombre Nail Tutorial
Want to express yourself during holidays? Christmas season is never out of style. Looking forward to this time of year gets me inspired again. This step by step tutorial is very easy and the red glitter makes the gold pop. This is a strategy that can be applied to other ombre nails – use glitter in your ombre to help ease harsh color gradients to get a smoother look.
5. Ombre Nail Art Tutorial – Step By Step
This inspired nail art is so easy to follow with a very clear tutorial on how to use latex to make your edges more defined. A video is also provided. What I love about this nail art tutorial is that she gives away the ultimate DIY manicure trick: liquid latex. You just apply that stuff to your finger around your nail and nail bed before you start applying your ombre sponge and when you are done, you can literally just pull it off (like elmer’s glue back in kindergarten) and ta-da! Perfect nails.
6. Make Ombre Nail Art With Sponge
I love this nail art because the ombre gradient is in the actual design on the nail. It is a really cool take on how creative you can be by using the ombre look in your nail designs. She uses a sponge for this one as well which if you haven’t picked up on the pattern, makes ombre’s super easy.
7. Mini Tutorial For Gradient Nails
Want a pink amazing nail design? Some people call them gradient nails, but I call them ombre. This style will give you an idea of how to pull off the gradient nail look with a creative new take on how versatile you can be with the makeup sponge. The step by step tutorial with a galaxy style makes it a bit easier to do yourself.
8. Nail Art How To – Sparkly Black and Gold Ombre Mani
I love this look. It’s a very edgy and messy ombre that still uses gradients but doesn’t do it in the traditional way. Instead, she uses pointillism (think Monet), to slowing transition from black nail beds to gold tips. This is a great look for holidays or for prom or homecoming. Also, a great look for a little black dress.
9. How To Get The Ombre Nail Effect
Want to get more createive with the techniques you use for making ombre nails? This tutorial gives you an amazing set of ideas, like using toothpicks. Look how crisp and clean that ombre nail looks. It’s a perfect gradient. This is a slight variation on the very popular pink and white ombre nails.
10. Ombre Nail Tutorial By Anna Delores With Photos
Love the matte, shimmer, glitter or merge color in one nail? This is a super in depth write up on ombre nails and the theory in the color choices and then then technique for how to make them look professional at home. She also helps dispel the myth that you need a bunch of different colors to pull off the ombre look. You can do it with just two colors and make the gradient work with some color palette skills.
11. Ombre Heart Mani DIY – A Tutorial
I love this modern take on the ombre nail with a bit of a french tip. It’s kind of a hybrid of the two by taking a French manicure and giving it an angle which tells the eye that there is a gradient there. Really interesting technique.
12. Easy Nail Art Tutorial For Beginners – Rainbow Ombre
13. DIY Tutorial – Glitter Ombre Nail Art
14. Gradient Nails Picture Tutorial
15. Ombre Nail Art Tutorial
It’s credible what you can do with just two colors of nail polish. If you mix them just right, it can look like you used 5 different colors. The trick is all about mixing the various gradients on a piece of paper before you start applying it to your nails. Also, having a very fine and soft brush helps prevent overly strong lines that ruin the ombre effect.
16. Nail Art Tutorial – Ombre Nails Techniques
I love these because of how glossy they are. The ombre is super subtle but the gloss look makes the nails pop.
17. Get A Flawless DIY Ombre Manicure With This Chart
18. Nail Art How To – Pink And White Ombre
19. Amazing Ombre Nail Art Tutorial With Detailed Steps
20. Nail Art Alert – How to Get Ombre Nails At Home
21. How To Master The Art Of Ombre Nails
Sorry the image is a little off but this is a great tutorial that is extremely step by step and very thorough with explaining exactly how to make the ombre nail work regardless of the color gradient you choose.
22. How To: Ombre Nail Art
23. Ombre Gradient – An Easy Manicure At Home
24. How To Create The Ombre Design Like Beauty Bloggers
25. Gradient Nails Picture Tutorial
26. Faded French Tutorial
Take the french mani and the ombre look and put them together to get this awesome faded french tip. It is subtle and really pretty. I think this one is great for weddings, homecoming, or prom. Also looks great with a sun dress for spring and fall.
27. Nail Art Design Tutorial: Easiest Ways To Do Ombre Nails
28. Ombre Nail Art Tutorial: Floral and Dots
29. How To Gradient Ombre Effect
30. DIY Ombre
31. How To – Nail Art Tutorial With Detailed Steps
By now you probably are starting to get a good idea of how to pull off an ombre. This tutorial brings it home with pictures that you can follow along with.
32. A Fool Proof DIY Nail Art Tutorial For An Ombre
33. Quick and Easy Ombre Nail Art
34. Nail Alert – How To Create Ombre Nails
35. French Manicure Ombre Nail Tutorial
36. How To Do Ombre Nails With Cotton Balls
Thanks for checking out all these awesome ombre nail art tutorials. Some of them are a bit harder than others but all of these do a pretty good job of explaining each step and most of them have a video or pictures you can follow along with. The ombre is really popular right now and works great for formal events (wedding, prom, homecoming), and also can be pulled off as a casual look so it’s versatility makes it a great choice for two week increments. If you see any more great ones on Pinterest or Instagram that I should look at, let me know and I’ll add them!