Are you looking for nail inspiration and ideas as a teenage girl? Come pick from these 60 cute and trendy nail designs for teens!
These nail ideas range from fall, winter, spring, and summer designs, so you’ll have perfect nails for every season.
Whether you’re looking for simple, creative, acrylic, long, or short ideas, you’ll be sure to find a nail design that matches your taste!
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Nail Designs for Teens
Each section will be split up into 15 different designs for each season. It will go in order from fall, winter, spring, and then summer.
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Fall Nail Designs for Teens
1) Spooky Cute Ghost Nails
If you’re looking for a fun and festive nail trend for fall, then you have to try this simple, yet super cute fall nail art.
Get into the Halloween season with cute ghost nail art on all of your fingers! Not only is this one of the cutest fall nail designs for teens, but it’s super simple and easy to do!
So the next time you’re doing your own nails, or going to the salon with your friends, try this ghostly cute nail art!
2) Ombre Fall Nails for Teens
We’ve found the cutest teen nail design for either short or long nails and it’s the ombre Autumn nail design!
Choose each finger as a different color and have them all look like they’re either getting lighter or darker, creating the perfect ombre.
You can do this with any colors, but nude/fall colors are preferred for the fall season!
3) Fall Flower Nail Design
Bring in some Fall flowers to your nails with this super cute Fall nail idea for teens!
Whether you’re rocking the acrylic long nails, or the natural short nails, this design is perfect for all teens and truly brings in the festive spirit of Fall.
We recommend choosing two different flower colors and putting as little, or as many, on your nails as you want.
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4) All Things Spooky
If you’re a spooky Halloween lover then you’re going to love this cute and colorful teen nail idea for this Fall!
Sprinkle in all your favorite Halloween elements into your acrylic manicure, like ghosts, pumpkins, and bats!
This is such a fun and unique nail idea to rock this year and will have all your friends wanting to do the same!
5) Simple Fall French Tip Nails
There isn’t a single nail design more trendy and sleek than the Fall inspired French Tip.
This is the perfect teen nail design for all girls looking for a simple, yet super cool manicure this Fall.
We recommend styling this with different fall colors on a longer acrylic nail, and specifically on an almond shape!
6) Tortoise Nail Designs
We love a fun, bold, and unique manicure to get into the Fall mood so you already know we’re obsessing over this Tortoise Shell Manicure.
This is such a fun way to get into the season and make a statement with your Autumn Nails.
Whether you’re going to rock this Fall design with shorter nails by using gel, or going for the more sleek look with longer acrylic nails, we know this is a trend you’ll be coming back for!
7) Abstract Autumn Nails
Be fun with these best nail designs for teens and add in abstract elements to your manicure with this abstract inspired Autumn nail inspiration.
What we love most about this teen nail idea is that you can have so much fun with this! You can choose how abstract to get, or how simple to stay!
This Autumn nail art is meant to make a statement, while still being fun and playful.
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8) Fall Nail Colors With Hearts
If you’re a fall lover, much like we are, then you have to try this trendy and colorful love inspired Fall nail idea for 2023.
By using two alternating colors, add in a tiny heart into your manicure for a little pop of something extra!
You can either try this look on your natural short nails, or go to the salon and get the sleek and trendy acrylic almond shaped nail with this fun Autumn design.
9) Stargazing Fall Nails
If you haven’t tried adding in nail stickers to your nail designs, then you’re missing out.
This trendy and cool Fall nail idea for teens is simple, yet oh so cute!
Just add in tiny gold nails on top of your acrylic French manicure. Now you’ve got yourself one of the best Fall nail ideas!
10) Pink Halloween Nails
If you’re looking for a more pretty and colorful Fall nail design, especially around October, then you have to try this pink spiderweb teen nail idea.
We love this nail design idea because it’s unique, fun, and adds a pinch of pretty to the overall spooky look!
Don’t feel like you need to have longer acrylic nails to rock this look, you can totally pull this off on your natural nails!
You can also grab a bunch of Halloween nail stickers and use those to make the design to save some time!
11) Tim Burton Inspired Nail Design
If you love all things Tim Burton, especially in the Fall, then you’re going to love this Tim Burton inspired teen nail design!
This is a great way to get that Tim Burton patchwork look, while adding in some pink for a prettier and more unique look!
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12) Pumpkin French Tip Nails for Teens
Nothing says Fall more than pumpkins, so why not add it to your nail design?
We’re loving this pumpkin French tip nail design for fall because of how unique and fun it is, plus we already know this is going to be a super trendy look in 2023.
13) Marble Nails
Marble nails are the new trend of 2023 and we’re here for it, especially during Fall.
This Fall nail art is fun, unique, and looks so good, no matter what color you use as your base!
We recommend styling this with longer acrylic nails in the classic almond shape to really nail this look.
14) Matte French Tip Nails
You can never go wrong with a matte finish to your nails in the Fall, especially when you’re adding in a subtle glossy French tip.
The Matte French Tip is the perfect Fall nail idea for teens, especially when you get creative and add in different colors on each finger!
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15) Simple Nude Nails
If you’re looking to keep it simple this fall, but still want a pretty and trendy nail design, then opt for a simple nude color this season.
You can rock a nude with acrylic nails, short nails, long nails, whatever you want. And the best part is that you can guarantee it’ll match all of your outfits!
So if you’re still wondering what nail designs for fall you should try, look no further than the simple and classic nude polish.
Winter Nail Designs for Teens
16) White Glitter Winter Nails
Nothing says Winter nails more than glitter covered nails!
This nail design is perfect for all the teens who want a cute Winter manicure that stands out, but is still trendy and cute.
To get this look, just find a white or silver glitter nail polish and rock it on top of your natural nails or on top of a fresh set of almond shaped acrylic nails.
17) Holiday Lights Nail Idea
Get into the bright holiday spirit with a nail design idea that lights up your nails!
This Holiday light inspired nail design is unique, fun, and although a bit harder to achieve on your own, super impressive!
So get ready to rock one of the best winter nail designs for teens in 2023 to wow all of your friends.
18) Winter Gift Nail Design for Teens
Giving season is here and what better way to get into the mood than with a nail design that brings the present right to your manicure!
We absolutely love this Winter nail art and are so ready to rock this trend in 2023.
Not only is this such a fun and festive teen nail design, but it’s super unique!
So you know everyone will be looking at your nails for inspiration this season.
19) Candy Cane Inspired Nails
If you’re a lover of all things peppermint and candy cane in the Winter, then you’re going to love this teen nail design.
This manicure is all about having fun and mixing your design up on each nail.
So rock the full red, French tip, or candy cane swirl design on your nails this Winter to get the trendy manicure everyone will be loving!
20) Gold Glitter French Tip Nails
Whoever decided to bring gold glitter and a French tip together into one nail design is forever our best friend.
This teen nail design is perfect for Winter, especially if you’re not a big fan of bold colors like red, but still want to be festive.
You can either rock this look on your natural, short nails, or go to the salon and get a pair of longer acrylic nails! The options are truly endless.
21) Green Glitter Nails
If you’re a lover of all things green, especially during Winter, then you have to try this glitter green nail design!
This nail design is perfect for teens looking to add a festive look and feel to their nails, without having any crazy bold colors or complicated designs.
The best part about this look is that you can even do it at home by using a green glitter gel or glitter nail polish on top of your green manicure!
22) Snowflake Nail Design
Whether you live somewhere you are surrounded by snow in the Winter, or in a city where you can only dream of snow, these winter nail designs for teens are so cute!
We love bringing the look and feel of a snowflake to our nail designs, especially when rocking an almond shaped acrylic nail to give the snowflakes more character.
So the next time you’re wondering what nail art to rock this season, try the cute and fun snowflake trend.
23) Winter Cookie Nail Designs for Teens
Once Winter is around the corner, we’re immediately baking our favorite Holiday cookies and imagining what fun nail designs to do this season, including this one.
We love the look of taking the cute and colorful sugar cookie designs, and putting them right into our manicures!
This nail design is perfect for all teens who want a fun and festive nail design that’s still unique and one of a kind!
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24) Christmas Characters Nail Ideas
If you’re looking for a nail design that is truly unique and worlds apart from any others, then you have to try this Christmas Character Winter nail art.
Whether you want to go to the salon for them to draw this, or make it easier on yourself and get these character nail stickers, you can’t go wrong with this fun animated winter manicure!
Bonus points if you make each nail a different type of Christmas inspired art.
25) Pink Peppermint Swirls
We love all things pink, even in the Winter, so any chance we get to bring together Holiday and pink, we’re all ears, and nails.
This nail design art is inspired by the love of all things Peppermint in the Winter and perfect for teen girls looking for something fun this season!
So go ahead and either get yourself some peppermint nail stickers, or try this look yourself!
26) Santa Hat Winter Nails
It’s not easy to pull off square tip acrylic nails but we think this Santa hat inspired nail design makes it that much easier.
The French Tip Santa hats are the perfect touch to all square acrylic nails and will immediately put you in the Holiday spirit, no matter what month you’re in.
27) Mistletoe Madness Nails
Mistletoes are one of just many reasons we love Christmas decor so naturally we’re going to love them on our nails.
Having the mistletoe embellishment on your French Tip nails is the cutest way to add a hint of Holiday Spirit into your nail art without going overboard.
Rock this mistletoe on your short, natural nails, or go for a more trendy look with the almond shaped acrylic nail.
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28) Holiday Red Winter Nail Design
Add different shades of red to your nail design with a multi-color abstract French tip.
This is one of the best 2023 nail designs for teens with longer nails, or for girls looking to rock the acrylic nails this Winter.
The best part is how creative you can be by adding in different shades of red to your nails!
29) Pine Tree Nails
The second it becomes Winter, we’re lighting our pine tree scented candles and bringing out the cozy blankets, but not before getting our Pine Tree inspired manicure.
This nail design is beautiful, fun, and so unique, but it is hard to do yourself so we definitely recommend watching a YouTube video or going to the salon.
But even though this nail design might be tricky for most teens, we know once you get it, you’re going to love it, especially in December.
30) Sweater Weather Nails
We love our sweaters in the Winter, especially when we can incorporate them into our nail designs.
The sweater inspired nail design idea is perfect for teens who live in their sweaters all Winter long and love to be cozy at all times.
So don’t just rock your sweaters on top of your clothes, rock them on your nails too with this fun and festive Winter nail design.
Spring Nail Designs for Teens
31) Spring Color French Tip Nails
It’s Spring and you know what that means, pastel colors galore!
Pastel colors are the highlights of Spring fashion, but they don’t just stop at clothing, they’re perfect for Spring nails too.
This pastel French tip manicure is the perfect nail design for all teens ready to start they’re Spring season in style.
32) Spring Flowers
One of the cutest spring nail designs for teens are the simple spring flowers on top of a light pink polish!
This pastel spring flower inspired nail art is trendy, colorful, and oh-so-cute.
If you rock this to school, you can bet that everyone is going to be looking at your for nail inspiration the rest of the year.
33) Pink Ombre Nails
Spring is for bringing in the warmer pinks and orange tones into your wardrobe, and now, your nails!
This pink and orange ombre nail design is fun, trendy, and unique, plus it’s easier to achieve than you might think!
So stand out this Spring season with a teen nail design idea your friends will love.
34) Hues of Pink French Tip Nails
Why go for one shade of pink for your French Tip nails this Spring Season when you can bring in multiple?
We’re loving how this Spring nail art brings in the ombre look in such a simple and sleek way, plus it can be worn on your natural nails or with a square shaped acrylic nail set.
So stop wondering what nail design for Spring you can rock and go for this colorful pink manicure!
35) Blue Butterfly Nails
Spring means fresh flowers, sunshine, and all things butterflies, and why stop at just bringing those things into nature? Why not bring that into your nail designs?
We’re loving this blue butterfly inspired nail art, especially for the teens who find themselves using the blue butterfly emojis a little too often.
We recommend butterfly nail stickers because they make upgrading your nails super easy!
This colorful Spring Nail art is fun, trendy, and will immediately bring a smile to your face.
36) Pastel Spring Swirls
If you’re bored of the simple full nail color design that so many people do, opt for this abstract swirl nail art that immediately elevates your manicure into a trendy and inspiring design.
The pastel swirls are easy to achieve and are best rocked on an almond shaped acrylic nail manicure.
37) Green Spring Nail Design
We love the shift from Winter to Spring with colors getting brighter and more vibrant, much like this Spring Green nail design!
This nail design for Spring is a great way to lighten up your seasonal wardrobe and bring a fun, vibrant color to your overall aesthetic.
Not to mention this was one of the trendiest nail designs from 2023 and will be even more popular this year.
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38) Colorful Swirls
Make your manicure fun, trendy, and colorful with this abstract rainbow inspired nail design for Spring.
This teen nail idea is perfect for everyone looking to make their nails stand out!
We recommend rocking this look on longer almond shaped acrylic nails for more room to play around with your swirls.
39) Easy Lavender Nails
One of our favorite colors to wear throughout the Spring season is lavender, for obvious reasons, so you know we’re rocking it on our nails all season long.
These lavender nail designs bring together the popular French tip, full nail color, and Spring daisies to create the perfect manicure.
Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own unique spin to this trendy nail design.
40) Blue Smiles Design
If you consider yourself a creative, then you have to try this teen nail idea this Spring season.
The abstract smiles are a great way to make your Spring nail art stand out and quite literally, make you smile.
The best part is that you don’t have to be tied to doing this in blue! You can make this in pink, orange, green, or whatever color you choose!
41) Pink Chrome Nails for Teens
Hailey Bieber made the chrome manicure the biggest nail trend in 2023, and we’re expanding it to other colors, specifically pink.
This pink chrome nail design is going to be the next hottest trend of the Spring season and is perfect for all teens who want the next “it” manicure.
So take a note from Hailey’s playbook and go for chrome this Spring.
42) Matte Spring-Colored Nails
You can never go wrong with a matte manicure for your nails, especially when you’re using Spring colors like lavender and pink!
The matte manicure is trendy, fun, and a great way to elevate your nails without having to add in any extra designs or art.
Achieve this look at home with a matte top coat on top of your natural nails, or in the salon on top of almond shaped acrylic nails.
43) Simple Spring Color Wheel Nails
Keep it simple by just changing up your Spring nail design with different colors on each nail for a look that’s easy to achieve, but definitely not boring.
Spring nail designs for teens in 2023 don’t have to be too complicated, they can be easy to achieve but still have the cool and trendy look you want.
Go for different shades of pastel colors on a longer acrylic nail for the perfect Spring nail idea.
44) Colorful Graphics Nail Designs for Teens
Have fun with your nail designs for Spring with a manicure that brings in fun, quirky, and colorful graphics.
We are loving this Spring nail design trend because it can be completely unique to how you want to make it and it’s not that hard to design!
So stand out from the crowd with Spring nail art that is sure to wow the crowd.
45) White Spring Daisies
You can’t have a successful Spring without at least rocking the classic white daisy nail trend at least once.
This nail design idea is a trendy, fun, and classic nail trend for teens looking to elevate their manicures in the most chic way possible.
Our favorite hack to this nail design is by using daisy nail stickers with a clear polish on top instead of having to draw each and every single flower.
Summer Nail Designs for Teens
46) Watermelon Sugar Summer Nails
What better way to kick-off summer than with a Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar High inspired nail design?
For all teens who love watermelons, and Harry Styles, you’ll have to try this sweet and trendy nail design this Summer.
47) Colorful French Tip Nails
Summer is for sunshine, blue skies, and color, especially when it comes to your fashion and nails.
This teen nail design idea is fun, colorful, and brings in the pop of summer into your nails that you’ve been looking for.
So grab your favorite bright summer colors and add them to a French Tip for a Summer nail design you’ll be rocking all season long.
48) Pretty Summer Flowers Design
Add some fun color and graphics into your Summer nail designs for teens with pretty orange, pink, and red flowers that will be sure to put a smile on your face.
These pretty graphic nails incorporate all things summer with fun flowers, warm colors, and big smiles.
The next time you’re looking for teen nail design ideas for Summer, try this trendy manicure out!
49) Summer Hearts for Teens
What better way to show your love for summer than with a micro-heart manicure that’s taking the nail world by storm.
This teen nail idea is super fun and has been worn on tons of influencers throughout summer, so you know it’s a manicure that’s worth it!
We recommend styling this on top of an almond shaped acrylic nail set for the trendy look you’ll love.
50) Rainbow Flames Acrylic Nails
Is it getting hot in here or is it just us? Oh wait, it’s our Summer nails!
The rainbow flames nail art trend has been popular since the summer of 2023 and it’s here to stay this season.
So rock this on top of coffin style acrylics to really nail this look.
51) Summer Tie Dye Nail Design
Although this nail design might be hard to achieve, it’ll be so worth the time you put into it since it’s such a unique and stand out Summer nail design trend.
Just like you DIY your tie-dye shirts in Summer, try to DIY this nail trend with your friends. And if it doesn’t work, head to your local nail salon for help achieving this cool and trendy summer nail art.
52) Groovy for Summer
If this reminds you of your favorite summer popsicle, then you’re right there with us.
This groovy nail design trend for teens is so fun and sure to be the hottest Summer trend of the season!
Who knew that our favorite popsicle’s colors could help inspire our new favorite manicure?
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53) Neon French Tip Nail Designs for Teens
Wondering how to spice up your French Tip nail design for summer?
Then look no further than a manicure inspired by the neon colors of the 80’s.
These neon French tip summer nail designs for teens are great to rock during the summer!
Whether you’re sporting short natural nails, or longer acrylic nails, it’ll all look amazing!
54) Yellow Summer Nails
Yellow might be the one color made for summer, so this is your only season of the year to really rock the yellow nail trend.
If you’re looking for more color ideas to spice up your nail designs for Summer, then you have to try this highlighter yellow nail design before the season comes to an end.
We recommend rocking this pop of color on either a coffin or almond shaped acrylic nail set.
55) Tropical Summer Vacation Nail Idea
Whether you’re living in a tropical destination, or just dreaming about it, this Tropical Vacation inspired nail design is perfect for you.
Combining the colors of the sunset with everyone’s favorite palm tree, this teen nail design idea is an instant hit for Summer.
So try this 2023 summer nail trend and instantly relax to the sound of ocean waves and the sweet taste of coconut water.
56) Summer Picnic Nails
Our three favorite things about summer are the days spent outside, summer music, and of course, the outdoor picnics underneath the sun.
If you’re also a big picnic fan, then you have to rock this picnic blanket inspired nail art this Summer!
So grab your favorite summer snacks with your picnic inspired nails and enjoy the best season of the year.
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57) Graphic Summer Nail Design
Sugar, spice, and everything nice, those are the ingredients to the perfect summer, and to this teen nail design idea.
If you’re looking for a more cute and feminine nail design for summer, try this graphic nail trend this summer.
The best part is? You can easily create this on your own with different shades of nail polish on top of an at home Gel X nail set.
58) Summer Strawberries
There is nothing better than eating a fresh and juicy batch of strawberries on a hot and sunny summer day, except for this super cute strawberry inspired nail design.
Why not take your love for strawberries and turn them into a super cute and trendy pink nail design this Summer?
You bet we’ll be rocking this Summer nail art on the hottest weeks of the season.
59) Cherry on Top
Put a cherry on top of your Summer, and your manicure, with this cherry French Tip nail design.
This manicure is inspired by all things pink, cherries, and summer, and is perfect for the teen who is looking for a cute and sweet nail design trend this season.
So what are you waiting for? Get your cherry on with the new trendiest manicure of the Summer.
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60) Summer Lemons Nail Design
You can’t end summer without at least trying a lemon inspired manicure at least once, it’s the rule.
For all you teens looking for the next best Summer nail design idea, I think we’ve officially found it with this cute citrus patterned nail art.
You know what they say, when life hands you lemons, you make trendy nail designs from it.
Hopefully you found your favorite nail design within this list!
Remember to screenshot or pin any of the ideas you liked so you can copy them in the future or show them to your manicurist.
Which design are you going with?
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