14 New Year's Eve Nail Ideas to Help You Start 2024 in Style

You might think you're all ready for New Year's Eve — hair, makeup, outfit, and shoes are set — but what about your manicure? It would be a shame not to end the year with amazing nails. To ring in 2024, and to kiss last year goodbye, it's time to pull out all the stops. Whether you're attending a glamorous dinner party with friends or watching the ball drop from your couch with takeout in hand, great New Year's nails are never out of place.

You can go the traditional route with your New Year's Eve nails and adorn your fingertips with the numbers 2024 (extra points if you do it with rhinestones) or approach the night with a more subtle vibe, like a glittery french manicure or hand-painted stars. All that matters is you find a winter nail design that suits your personal style and makes you feel like you're putting your best nails forward for the new year.

Metallic nail polishes, 3D accents, and eye-catching glitter lacquer all make for great New Year's nail designs. There's nothing like a fun and bubbly manicure to really get you into the celebratory spirit. Whether you plan to DIY your look or visit a salon, ahead, find the best New Year's Eve nails to help you welcome 2024 when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31.

Classic French Star Nails

If you want to take your classic french manicure to the next level, we love the idea of adding simple, dainty star nail art, like this manicure.

Glitter Ombré Nails

Nothing says New Year's Eve nails quite like glitter, and we love this pared-down look with ombré for short nails.

Mismatched Details Nails

If you can't decide which way to go with your New Year's nails, why not pick a different design for each finger? Snowflakes and glitter look perfect paired together.

Double French Tip Nails

Take your french manicure up a notch and make it a double with glitter. These make for one of the cutest New Year's Eve nail designs.

Pearl Accent Nails

Pearl accents have been everywhere this year, and they're one of our favorite New Year's nail ideas.

Gold Leaf Nails

Metallics scream New Year's nails, and we love this elegant set featuring gold leaf over a glossy black base.

Glittery French Manicure Nails

Not into the double french manicure? No worries. A classic french looks perfect with the addition of some glitter, like these nails with gold accents.

Gold Star Nails

If you want a manicure that won't go out of style after the ball drops, we suggest going for something simple but still on theme, like these gold stars.

Black-and-White French Tip Nails

New Year's nails don't have to be metallic or sparkly. These black-and-white french tips are still on theme, but the color scheme is a little more simplistic.

Negative Space Star Nails

Negative space nail art is always on trend, but if you want the perfect New Year's Eve nails, pair it with star designs and glitter.

Festive Metallics

Looking for bright New Year's Eve nail ideas? We're obsessed with this almond-shaped manicure that features a fun metallic design.

Snow-Themed Nails

Whether it snows where you live for the new year or you just wish it did, we love New Year's Eve nail designs that feature snowy elements, like this manicure. The design includes blue french tips, snowflakes, and presents.

Dainty Number Nails

How cute are these New Year's nails that feature the year in tiny, dainty letters?

Silver Star Nails

Go bold with your New Year's nails and add fun star detailing outlined in black.