Festival season is here and we’re so ready for it.

From being showered head to toe in glitter and rhinestones, dressing up in extravagant outfits, and accessorising with the funkiest nail art possible…they’re all to become real VERY soon & it feels so good.

If you’re a nail tech during this season, then it’s time to get your festival nail art designs ready! Soon enough you’ll be having an influx of clients who are after the most obscure, groovy and unique festival nail designs possible and it’s important you’re prepared. Let this be your time to shine and get creative. After all, if you can’t go all out for festivals then when can you?

We’ve rounded up 25 of the best festival nail designs from our IG feed and organised them into themes to make it easier for you. Take a peek below and tag us on our socials if you decide to take inspo from any – we love seeing all your creations!

1. Abstract

If there’s ever a perfect time to go all out with snazzy nail designs, festival season is the one. Mix and match with all the colours in your nail kit and go wild on your clients’ nails, they will LOVE you for it. Here’s a selection of some of our fave festival nail ideas for 2023. Check them out below…


nail art designs for 2023

This animal print inspired nail design is giving off all the festival vibes we want in 2023. Pairing that with pastels? It’s a no-brainer.


colourful festival nail designs

Bright, bold and BEAUTIFUL. This festival nails set is everything abstract and we’re so here for it.


earthy tone nails

These muted, earthy tones are a DREAM for festivals. It’s giving us camouflage-esque vibes, perfect for the grassy weekend festival your client has booked in!


funky nail prints for festivals in 2023

Want to brighten your client’s day? Make sure to try this tie-dye inspired nail design out on them and leave them smiling from ear to ear! They’re beyond perfect for summer and especially festivals in 2023.

2. Glitter

Take your festival nail designs to the next level and incorporate some glitter. EVERY festival requires a splash of glitter – right?


dreamy glitter nails

A simple touch of silver glitter with a baby blue vibe? Yes, please.


Coral pink with glitter nails

This festival nail design illustrates how you can incorporate glitter without going overboard (and we’re obsessed).


glitter nails

Summer is certainly here with these stunning nails using Glossify Naturalbuild!


festival nail art

Do you SEE that shimmer??? Ahhhh we cannot DEAL! Simply stunning ✨

3. Neon

Neon is (and always has been) a must-have in your nail kit when it comes to designing festival nails. Get creative! Summer will soon be over and you’ll regret not spicing your client’s nails up when the Autumnal colours start coming back into play.


burnt orange nails for festivals

If your client is after something super simple, try out this burnt orange look – we’re OBSESSED. It’ll pop against any festival fits and, the bonus? This design won’t take too long to complete and is easily maintainable for your client.


neon colours for festival nail designs

This funky set is the perfect nail design for a UK festival this year. It’s giving us swirly candy canes in the middle of summer and we’re in love.


marble effect nails

If you fancy stepping out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself by creating a marble nail effect on your client for this festival season. Pair this nail art technique with bright, summery colours and you’ll gain a client for life.


stunning neon nails for festivals in 2023

This swirly pattern, mixed with the neon colours, has completely captured our hearts. Send help.


burnt orange manicureMaybe burnt orange is the colour of the season? If so, @amyguynailartist is smashing it!


green drippy festival nail ideas

This drippy, funky pattern in a range of neon green shades…need we say more?!

4. Ombre

Is your client after a seamless nail set? If so, opt for an Ombre design. They’re expensive-looking and will win the hearts of anyone who steps through your salon doors.


dreamy manicure ombre nails

@byleah.x has effortlessly shown us how festival nails in 2023 don’t have to be complicated. Try out the ombre effect in a French manicure style and you’ve got yourself the perfect design.


ombre nail designs for festivals

We HEART purple and pink together!! And that blend? Incredible.


pink and purple ombre nails

Similarly to @byleah.x, @nailsbyychlo has transformed her client’s nails with the classic French manicure with an ombre twist. For festival season, get this look nailed in your skillset and don’t be surprised if you have an influx of clients asking for the same style.


festival nail designs in 2022

We want to PRAISE whoever thought to blend burnt orange with neon pink! This unusual combo is definitely a festival nail trend of 2023 and is very pleasing to the eye.


festival nail ideas to try

Help. Another French/Ombre twist. We can already picture the plethora of people attending Glastonbury festival already with these stunning nails!!


ombre style nails for festivals

Now this, THIS is what you call talent. @nicsnailss has completely blown us away with this ombre/pastel/French nail design. *gives a virtual round of applause*

5. French Manicure Inspired

Is it really a shock that we’ve popped the French Manicure inspired designs as a theme for festival nail ideas 2023? The French Manicure is a classic for any nail technician, but when it comes to festival nails, there’s something so appealing about having this simple nail design. Think about it, most of your clients will be looking for practicality over aesthetics anyway, especially if they’re going to be pitching tents in the middle of muddy fields. So, add a twist and give them simplicity with style.

We even have a tutorial on How To Create The Perfect French Manicure with our ambassador, @paintbyjaz! Check it out if you need any tips to help your mani technique today.


french manicure festival nails

If you were after summer vibes, @cb.beautyxx has given them all. This turquoise and pink French Manicure is breathtaking and we can’t take our eyes off them.


gold tip nail ideas

Give a classic French manicure a badass twist with gold tips – your client will fall in love…


leopard print festival nail ideas

Who doesn’t love a leopard print number? Seriously. It’s a statement for 2023 festivals.


french manicure festival nail art

@nailsbyholly___ has effortlessly transformed the classic mani. This is the perfect design for clients who are looking for something a little more stripped back and neutral.


multi coloured nail art for festivals in 2023

Last, but CERTAINLY not least we have this multi-coloured haven by @nails.ninetynine. You can create this looking using all Glossify products purchased from our website. Why not check them out now?

If you needed one, take this as your sign to invest in your nail kit and give your clients the best possible festival nails for 2023. We know you’re desperate to add to your collection, and we have some of the industry’s top brands stocked up on our website!