2024 Chinese New Year Nail Ideas to Try

It’s a roaring year to fire up your nails

The Year of the Dragon is finally here, and it’s a year where we’ll embrace authority, prosperity, good fortune and of course, roaring nails. Whether you’re looking for something a little classic, unorthodox or trendy, there’s tons of ideas circling around to choose from. From classic French tips to flecks of gold, we’ve hand-picked Lunar New Year nail ideas that you should try.

All the best 2024 Chinese New Year nail ideas to try:



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Since Lunar New Year is all about firecrackers, why not vamp up your nails with fireworks. Made for gems and chrome lovers, this nail idea will surely impress anyone.

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Take it up a notch by bidding ode to the Year of The Dragon by adding the stunning fire breather onto your nails. Mix it with a bright cherry shimmering polish and holographic pigment for a touch of extravagance.

A Touch of Gold


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For the trendy girls, play up your classic red manicured nails with a dash of gold for a little zest. It’s the year to go big or go home.

The Classic Route


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If you’re a classic kind of girl, then go basic with these stunning renditions of a French tip. All you need to do is spice it up with a red colour and you’ll be turning heads.

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The tie-dye trend is alive and well, so why not go full-on ombre this Lunar NewYear? While we’re head-over-heels for the dreamy pastel swirls, this ombre nail design is also swoon-worthy. It’s fun to look at and the colour combos are endless!



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Bring back the 60s and 70s with this psychedelic inspiration. A little bit unorthodox but yet still trendy, this nail idea will grab attention this Chinese New Year.

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.