Red nails are iconic and practically neutral when it comes to nail designs. Red can be rocked all year round, and we LOVE it, but we especially love red nails for the upcoming Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day celebrations. Redheads can enhance their natural beauty by complementing their hair color with red nails, creating a festive and harmonious look that celebrates the spirit of this heart-filled “holiday”. Here are 9 of our favorite red nail polishes + even more red nail design inspo for your next salon visit.
True red is the color of red you think of when you think of red. It’s the primary color version of red. True red is flattering on all skin tones and looks amazing on all lengths of nails. We love this shade of red for the holidays because it’s bright and festive.
True Red Polishes We Love
- OPI Nail Lacquer in ‘Big Apple Red’
- Essie Nail Polish in ‘not red-y for bed’
- LONDONTOWN Nail Polish in ‘Londoner Love’
For something a little more colorful, that looks fantastic on redheads with warmer undertones, opt for an orange-red. It doesn’t feel quite as harsh as a bright “true” red, but it can still give you winter/beginning of spring vibes.
Orange-Red Nail Polishes We Love
- Essie Nail Polish in ‘Clambake’
- OPI Nail Laquer in ‘Rust & Relaxation’
- Essie Expressie in ‘Send a Message’
Dark or deep red nail polish is perfect for Valentine’s Day. If brighter red isn’t your thing, don’t fear. This color is both sophisticated and festive. Dark red comes in numerous shades and can even look black in dim lighting.
Deep Red Nail Polishes We Love
4 More Red Nail Inspiration
1. Abstract Red Nails
Abstract red nails are fun and the red color makes them feel festive without committing to a Valentine’s or winter design.
2. Two-Toned Red Nails
Don’t settle for one shade of red, opt for 2! Or pair your red with another color like pink for a true Valentine’s Day nail.
3. Red French Tips
French tips are such a classic nail look, and you can make them feel more Valentine’s-inspired by opting for red instead of white.
4. Vintage Style Half Moon Nails
This vintage style that was highly popular in the 1950s is making its comeback, and it’s a great way to spice up your red nails without adding anything to them.
Rock it like a Redhead!
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