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30 of the Hottest & Must Have Almond Nail Designs of 2018

If you’re looking for Almond Nail Designs and Almond Nail Ideas then you have come to the right place…  Here we provide you with a curated list – showing you only the best creative designs of this must-have almond nails shape that you can replicate yourself.

When well-designed, almond nails provide a stunning-look that will make you stand out from the crowd.

But there are a lot of designs and a lot of possibilities.

And what exactly are almond nails? Its all to do with the shape – your nails should curve just like the Almond Nut. They are well rounded but provide a slim and sleek look to your fingers. If you’re not quite sure as to how to shape them, you can always take a look at our “How To Shape Nails” article first.

Additionally, we also have a comprehensive article which outlines the Best Gel Nail Kits – so you can design your almond nails at a fraction of the price to regular salon visits.

For now, we’ll take a look at some of the most elegant Almond Nails and designs that’ll suit many different occasions. It will get you inspired to try Almond Nails if you haven’t already. Our list aims to include almond nail designs for both those new to Almond Nails all the way through to the seasoned pros. So regardless of your personal preference, your experience or your equipment, you’ll be sure to find a design that you can apply right now!

We’ve researched far and wide to find the  30 of the Hottest & Must Have Almond Nail Designs of 2018. So without further ado, here’s our Almond Nail Ideas:

The Definitive List of Almond Nail Designs for 2018

1. Beautiful Blue

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The first Almond Nails on our list comes from our Editor herself. We thought we’d start this article with a celebratory glass.  This simple blue is subtle but radiates elegance. Also, these are shellac almond nails. These can be particularly useful if you plan on growing your nails but still want to look the part whilst they grow.

2. Pink Sparkles

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The transition between the pink and the glitter goes so well with the almond shape! You can personalise this design by changing either the base color (pink) or the glitter color, depending on your preference or event. This will really accentuate your nails. You also have the ability to edit the ordering between the base color and glitter. But remember – less is more!

3. Gorgeous Glitter

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For some people, having a number of colors can look tasteless. For others, it can look mesmerising! Learn what works with your skin tone and the colours that go best with it. Like these almond nails above, if you have tanned skin, darker colors seems to work particularly well. Using the sparkle version of the color on the ring fingers is a wonderful way to make your ring stand out!

4. Be Creative

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Your nails do not need to be an abstract colour or glittery or a mix of the two. Depending on your level of nail art skill, you can apply (or get others to) unique and jaw-dropping designs. You can see that the artist has spent some time in the design above, but it has paid dividends. The poppies over a dark black work really well together, bringing out the fine detail of the flower. A great set of creative nails.

5. Be Unique

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This almond nail design is very unique in nature and you do not see many with it. The contrast between the light blue and black cuticles really makes the design pop whilst the central line provides a more rounded aspect.

6. Glittered Tips

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The use of the glitter tip is really quite something with these Almond Nails. The remaining plain nail gives it even more prominence. It’s completely sassy, and that’s why we love it! It can be quite difficult to pull off so make sure you know exactly what you are doing before you get started!

7.  The Eggsellent Design

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We might have just had Easter, but that doesn’t mean Easter wont come around again! Why not design your nails for the occasion by making use of several bright and light colors. This Easter Egg design has us inspired to try it out for next year!

8. Classy Shine

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This design is perfect if you want almond nails that will work with most outfits but want more excitement. The use of glitter really helps these nails stand out. Plus, the combination of white and pink makes this design extra playful!

9. Add Some Crystals

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Adding some crystals is an easy and surefire way to give that 3D effect and look. Just like the design above, be selective on your crystal placement. We like the way the crystals have been applied just to one nail and makes them look even more impressive. Just make sure you or your salon have all the materials required for these almond nails before you begin!

10. To Orange or Not To Orange?

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Orange is one of those colors that doesn’t suit everyone nor every occasion. But if you get the right shade, like in the design above, it can look like the real deal. Its a color that is not usually used, so it makes a great change from the traditional color sets.

11. Go Tribal

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Tribal almond nail designs have become very popular of late, and many who are interested in fashion like to wear them. There are many types of Tribal Designs, and you can even get your nails painted to match. Our design above is one of the most stunning we have been able to find, but a quick search of “Almond Nail Tribal” in Pinterest will provide you with many alternatives . As these almond nails are tricky, you would need to be quite the artist to pull them off yourself at home. Therefore, it may be easier to go to a Salon. We suggest you take a photo of the design you want so that the nail technician will know exactly what you are after.

12. The Many Colors At Once

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Some of the most creative nails on the list. This nail design is great because it makes use of three colors that go really well together. And because of this, its not too over-complicated.  When trying this design yourself, you’ll want to be really selective on your colors and the ordering; put too many together or in the wrong order and this can become quite overwhelming.

13. Brilliant Black

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There is something rather sexy about the colour black on nails. Despite the darkness, it looks sleek and stylish. Its also quite the fashion statement. It also looks really classy just having the Matt black color without the need for any other colors/effects.

14. The Black Twist

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Carrying on with our Black Almond Nails theme, we also couldn’t ignore this design above. Its not too much, and the gold glitter just finishes it off. We also recommend, just like in the picture above, you use top polish. This  top coat will ensure your nails have the polished, glossy finish.

15. Add Some Text

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Whilst the bow and the love heart really stand out in this design, there’s no denying how striking the word love is. We really like this design, its relatively unique and you don’t see it too often. Whats more, is that you can simply type the text to any word that you like; whether something personal or more standard like the work love. Either way your almond nails will look great.

16. The Moon

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If you, or your nail technician at your salon can pull this off, then you/they have done a great job! Whilst the possibilities to add images are endless, this design focuses on the moon and the eclipse. Its incredibly impressive and the black/white contrast is striking. We liked this one alot.

17. Wishful White

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We’ve included some impressive almond nails but now its time for some which are based on white. Whilst incredibly simple, its a design that will never go out of fashion. Its a very tidy and clean look, and the white will make your nails pop. Because it is basic it is likely that you’ve never tried it before. So do yourself a favor and give it a go, you will be very satisfied.

18. Marble & Red

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Red and White just pair well.  Its as simple as that. Even more so when the red is subtle, and the white has that bit extra. Just like this design above. The gold plated bar on the backdrop of the marble white just screams out class. Give this one a try and you’ll be sure to get some heads turning.

19. Terrifically Turquoise 

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The color turquoise is not for everyone, so you may or may not like these on your own nails. But if the color works for you, we suggest you give this almond nails style a chance. These almond nails are particularly great for bright and summer days.

20. Yay for Yellow

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Another underappreciated colour makes our list at number 20. This design is just so easy to replicate on your own nails and really looks the part. Yellow is another colour that suits the warmer months. – you wouldn’t want these in the winter!

21. Floral Green

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This is the second Floral design on our almond nails list and for good reason; we expect the floral design to be huge over the upcoming year. Combining the pink with this light green really seems to work; particularly when only 3 colors have been used in total. Moreover, you have many options as to how many floral nails you paint – having this interchangeable style or just have one nail etc.

22. Nail Love

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One of the easiest designs to do on our list but also one of the most exciting. All you would need to do is paint your nails a light pink to cover the base. From there you just need to replicate the heart shape using a prominent red. Let them dry and you’ve got yourself these stunning nails.

23. Purple Lines

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Its hard to really describe what this nail design actually is. But it looks great nonetheless. The simple but edgy white line gives this design an added edge. Better yet, you could replicate this using any color as the base. We recommend a darker color and keeping the line the color white to keep the contrast, however, this is a great design to experiment with. We will leave this with you.

24. Pink Ink

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The way the metallic grey has been applied to this nail gives off a dripping ink look and feel to the design. Its really cool and looks very effective against the pink. By mixing up the positioning of the metallic grey from the bottom of the nail to the top you get a more effective design.

25. Beige Patterns

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This is another design for the nail artist but the choice of colors is immaculate. Its one of those designs you would just want to replicate with the exact pattern and the the exact colors.  A little tricky to pull off but worth it if you or your nail technician can.

26. Trio of Blue

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What we particularly like about this almond nails design is the number of different styles combined together. You have the subtle color, with the pattern, with the glitter. The choice of colors makes this nail design light and refreshing.

27. Purple Feathers

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Another image almond nails design, this time with a purple feather. The artist behind this design has used a fine nail brush to create the effect of the feather, whilst seamlessly transitioning the feather into the white base color. Very well done.

28. Golden Spots

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The circle spots of white and gold really work well on the almond nails shape. Having the larger circles towards the nail cuticle, and leaving the circles away from the nail tip is recommended just as shown in the design above.

29. Half and Half

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Who said you have each nail in one set style, why not go half and half Almond Nails? This design is the perfect illustration of that and just goes to show that the glitter finish can work very well alongside a more solid color. We really like the pink/silver combo, so suggest you give this a go!

30. Christmas Nails for 2018

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We just had to finish our list of almond nail designs with one specifically for Christmas. Its a fitting way to round off. The design above seems to capture the best of Christmas, from Candy Canes to Snowflakes. Pull the Almond Nails off at Christmas and you’ll gain plenty of plaudits.

Over To You

This article has provided you with some of the best almond nail designs.  Whilst this list is pretty extensive, with a range of styles to suit preferences, proficiency and budget, there a thousands of more possibilities for you and your almond nails.

The best thing about this creative nails list is that you can even use these designs as inspiration and experiment a little.  So, over to you.

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