Easy Graduation Nail Art ideas to Adore!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailsby_kayla816 👈🏻

Like grad caps, graduation nail art is a whole other way to express yourself and your personality and dress up for your graduation! It’s an amazing way to customise and personalise your graduation robes or outfit, an amazing way to rebel and express yourself, plus you can get some gorgeous snaps of your manicure, holding your graduation cap as a super cool graduation photoshoot idea to commemorate the event.

These will look amazing coordinated with your graduation cap – check out these graduation cap ideas to coordinate your nails with! Definitely check out each artist and give them tons of love!

1. Profession themed nail art ideas

Graduation nail art ideas

By @tesladaynails 👈🏻

Channel your new profession with your graduation nails to cement your newly educated status! This science themed set looks so striking and imitates a blackboard perfectly. The matte finish really makes it look real!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @fisterherb24 👈🏻

You could even manifest your future with your nails! Get them painted, or paint them yourself to represent all the dreams you want to achieve, or your most pressing dream, to inspire you to make an action plan and dream up some physical goals you want to achieve next. It might inspire you and get you excited to take the next step, whether it awards PHDs, sends you travelling, straight to Disneyland, or brings you closer to your loved ones.

It’s the perfect way to cement your next steps in life, whether that is learning how to be a dentist or how to become a tree surgeon, whether moving house or travelling is on your agenda, or you want to enjoy a higher education before moving on to the next stage in your life.

Graduation nail art ideas

By @moj_farebny_svet 👈🏻

These science themed molecule nails are so unique and quirky and gorgeous at the same time! The equations and shapes create the prettiest abstract design, that tie in to the theme perfectly!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @lavishbeauty.xo 👈🏻

These dentist themed graduation nails are perfect for the new graduate to wear on their special day!

2. Magical girl nail art ideas

These nails channel all out sparkle, a complete celebration of your success, and they are sure to catch the eye in every photo and steal the show! They are designed to play with the light, so look like jewels on the tips of your fingers. If you ever always wanted to get a super girly celebratory manicure to celebrate the magical girl you are, now is the time!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These long baby pink french tips are so gorgeous, the super glossy finish and mini sparkles complete the look perfectly!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These nails remind me of roze quartz, they have a geode appearance, which is so pretty and magical at the same time!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These gorgeous girly alternating nails are from another world! Alternate each nail with iridescent finishes, plus treat the middle nails to a sprinkle of confetti and of course, a gorgeous baby pink to rule the world!

Best Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These stunning silver glitter nails possess red carpet glamour, perfect nails for your graduation day or ceremony!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

You will be sure to kick some magical girl butt with these stunning iridescent baby pink and lilac nails!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These pretty light pink nails with iridescent pieces or shards bring all the magical girl energy!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These magical nails channel all the Sailor Moon vibes, with the gorgeous mini gold moon and stars adornments.

Graduation nail art ideas

By @madelines_nails 👈🏻

A pop of glitter will do! I love the pretty glitter pieces and shards that finish off this magical girl nail art perfectly!

Best Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These pink glitter nails are something from a fairytale, they are sure to stand out on your special day! These would make perfect girly birthday nails too, they are perfect for a special occasion.

Graduation nail art ideas

By @liv4nails__ 👈🏻

Celestial nails to mark a special occasion, these are giving me all the magical vibes! I love the hot pink ombre french tips!

3. Elegant and Professional Classy Graduation nails

Graduation nail art ideas

By @wbaddict 👈🏻

These formal nails are delicate and dreamy, they look uber polished and pristine. I love the mini pearl adornments, they complete the look perfectly!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These white gold glitter nails are just Beyonce, combined in to one nail art look. The perfect elegant nail art for your graduation day, to steal the show.

Graduation nail art ideas

By @phoenix_beautyartstudio 👈🏻

Start your graduated life as you mean to go on, with these incredible silver glitter ombre french tip nails. They are so sparkly and elegant and perfect to match the celebratory mood!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @razalinails 👈🏻

There is nothing more elegant for a formal or special occasion than marble nails, add a bit of glitter and you have a match made in heaven. I absolutely adore the rounded tips, they are so soft and elegant!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @bellevanitabeauty 👈🏻

There is nothing more classic and beautiful to wear on your graduation day than these stunning long classic french tip nails! They go with every look and look magical every time. Opt for a high shine, uber glossy finish to complete the look!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @allurenailsatriverside 👈🏻

These sleek and stylish standout nails make for perfect formal nails for your graduation, they are so chic and bold and bound to be noticed! For more expensive, formal and professional looking nail art ideas, check out these best expensive looking nails here!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @razalinails 👈🏻

These are so smart and chic, I love how the mini black triangles look like grad caps! These make for the perfect graduation manicure if you are after something chic, elegant and formal, nail art that will take you straight from the ceremony to the interview room!

4. Mean girls themed nails

Pay tribute to your all time favourite teens movie with these adorable Mean Girls nail art ideas, one of the best ways to pay tribute to an old favourite and say goodbye to your high school days now you are an educated young adult!

Pink Graduation nail art ideas

By @jodiejanenails 👈🏻

These Burn Book Mean Girls nails are so creative and look so effective!

Best pink Graduation nail art ideas

By @176nailsandbeauty 👈🏻

These ‘pink of Wednesday’ nails sum up the whole film in one nail art look! Not only uber cute, they are recognisably ‘Mean Girls’ and are sure to standout and make an uber girly statement.

5. Legally Blonde themed nails

Not just for law students, these could be perfect for you if you are forever known as the girly girl of your classes, find yourself being permanently misjudged or underestimated by folks by the way you look – or just if it’s just your favourite movie ever!

Themed Graduation nail art ideas

By @bubbleyee123 👈🏻

Blush pink nails with adorable Legally Blonde motifs, these nails are perfect to wear to your Graduation ceremony in style!

Short Graduation nail art ideas

By @papichan1226 👈🏻

The classic french tip nail, with a hint of tweed, these are perfect to channel Legally Blonde vibes for your graduation!

6. Star sign nail art ideas

Long Graduation nail art ideas

By @tipsandtoesoc 👈🏻

Pay tribute to your star sign with these amazing nude constellation nails! This is an amazing way to dress up uber long nails for your graduation day! They tie in perfectly with a ‘written in the stars’ graduation party theme.

Sparkly Graduation nail art ideas

By @naileditbymeg 👈🏻

This is for you if you loved the ‘blame it on my star sign!’ wall art with these 2022 dorm room trends ideas here!

Easy Graduation nail art ideas

By @hcbeautytherapyx 👈🏻

This classic and elegant nail art is perfect for short nails, the perfect way to wear your star sign on your nails for graduation!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @natalieholtnailartist 👈🏻

These shimmery star sign nails look magical and are the perfect star sign nail art to wear for your graduation day!

7. Rainbow nail art ideas

Ideas for Graduation nail art ideas

By @ricekittynails 👈🏻

These pretty blue rainbow nails are so dreamy! They serve up all of the magical vibes for your special day.

Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailsbyjaneb 👈🏻

Rainbow fused magical girl nails are the perfect way to celebrate your graduation! The rainbow is a sign of having navigated and come through troubled waters and having come out the other side, a beautiful symbol of hope, perfect to wear for your graduation. Getting to this stage means having faced monumental challenges, on top of which is having to endure exam season, live independently – or even having a baby in college, all of which are amazing accomplishments to be acknowledged in their own right!

Accent Graduation nail art ideas

By unknown

There is never a more perfect time to wear rainbows on your nails! Rainbows can symbolise hope and happiness after a struggle, the perfect symbol to wear on your graduation day, plus they look so pretty and eyecatching. I love these ray of rainbow nails!

Easy Graduation nail art ideas

By @nails.la.costa 👈🏻

Imagine having a snap of your graduation photoshoot of your hand holding your grad cap, with these nails stealing the show! One of the best graduation photo ideas! This painted rainbow nail art look is easier to create than it seems, just paint swashes of rainbow colours from the mid to the tips of your nails, then add mini spots and glitter accents to finish!

Cute Graduation nail art ideas

By @99.nails 👈🏻

These gorgeous heart rainbow nails are the best symbol of hope, faith and persistance for your graduation day, to sum up your struggle but the light at the end of the tunnel!

8. Graduating thanks to coffee nails

Creative Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailedbyjas 👈🏻

A little tribute to an item that got you through college, whether that’s a hot caramel macchiato or an iced coffee!

9. Graduating thanks to doughnuts nail art

Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailsby_nikola 👈🏻

The perfect way to pay tribute to the fuel that got you through your studies, these doughnut nails are adorable!

10. Flower crown nail art

Graduation ceremony nail art ideas

By @polished_yogi 👈🏻

These are so colourful and pretty and perfect for your graduation day! Flowers are a symbol of joy and this flower crown design is so perfect and appropriate for your special day. These will look so beautiful in photos!

11. School colours or school mascot nail art

French tips Graduation nail art ideas

By @senailzz 👈🏻

The perfect way to do school mascot nails, these orange french tip nails accord perfectly with the mini orange mascot.

French tip Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailzbyjezzz0 👈🏻

Create a nail art look based on your school, college or area – any mascot that comes to mind! This is such a great graduation nail art idea and the perfect way to cement the occasion and show you are proud of where you are from!

Graduation nail art ideas

By @nailsxnoemii 👈🏻

These nails are so sleek and powerful, the perfect way to wear your school colours so they standout in every graduation photo!

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2 Comments

  1. March 21, 2022 / 2:35 pm

    Oh wow, what a cute idea! I have never seen anything quite like this before, but these designs would be perfect for a graduation ceremony or party!

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