34 Baddie Nails Ideas for Rockstars

Updated on February 9, 2024
Quan Wen By Quan Wen
Quan Wen

Lead editor at Zohna, yogi and clean beauty fanatic

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    34 Baddie Nails Ideas for Rockstars

    Boss babes, trendsetters, whatever you want to call it-baddie is an attitude that comes with an aesthetic. It’s confidence while having the stuff to back it up. It’s living your best life while looking flawless! There’s no question that baddies work hard and play harder. And even though the baddie aesthetic has a specific appeal, it’s also unique to each individual wearing it. Baddie nails are no exception. So, read on for the sassiest baddie nail trends, styles, and designs the internet has to offer this year.

    Coffin Baddie Red Acrylic Nails

    Baddie nails are bold more than anything, which is why red and baddie is a match made in heaven! According to Aesthetics Wiki, the baddie aesthetic is a style with a large presence, primarily on Instagram. The baddie look is characterized by being confident and looking attractive or looking good. But there are many sub-variations of the baddie look, and each one has its own unique features, which might include special:

    • Dress
    • Attitude
    • Accessories
    • Colors

    And cute baddie nails, of course! We’re going to break down these looks for you and check out some of the nail styles and designs associated with each trend.

    Baddie Simple Coffin Nails With Rhinestones

    One of the most popular looks right now is the Insta-baddie. It’s the baddie trend that got its start on Instagram. The style blends streetwear with runway fashion featuring things like baggy pants or big shirts, sweats, sneakers with chunky soles, and bold makeup in addition to long baddie nails. The style looks comfortable yet put together. However, the most important feature is confidence.
    When you want your manicure to match your baddie attitude, usually long baddie nails will do the trick. But length isn’t the only detail for eye candy nails. A baddie manicure may also include:

    • Rhinestones
    • Diamonds
    • Sparkles
    • Real gemstones
    • Bright or bold colors

    Trendy Baddie Acrylic Nails

    Nail polish colors that are popular with baddie nails include

    • Nude
    • Hot pink
    • Maroon
    • Black
    • Soft pink
    • Baby blue

    Coffin Baddie Nails

    However, those are not the only colors that are associated with the baddie aesthetic. And these rules aren’t set in stone. Trends and standards are always evolving. It’s obvious when so many styles inspire and have been inspired by the baddie aesthetic that there is more than one way to express it. Coffin nails are just one of the nail shapes associated with the baddie look.

    Baddie Long Coffin Nails

    More specifically, long coffin nails are often part of the baddie aesthetic. So, besides winged eyeliner, perfect contour, and a cute hoodie, the baddie look also features unique manicures and nail art. Baddie nails can be

    1. Coffin shape
    2. Stiletto shape
    3. Long
    4. Matte

    Long Coffin Baddie Cute Acrylic Nails

    Medium or short nails work too. Cute baddie nails have a lot to do with their design and the attitude behind them. They aren’t as much dependent on a specific nail length, both long and short styles can look beautiful.

    Trendy Baddie Nails Red

    Other colors like hot pink, light pink, neon green, and neon yellow are eye-catching. In addition to checkered patterns, baddie designs may include bold writing and striking details. The same baddie aesthetic design concepts extend to and are highlighted by baddie nails manicures. Some of the most popular styles besides red acrylic baddie nails are white baddie nails and black baddie nails.
    The look has been influenced by a variety of trends, cultures, and elements. Some of the influence comes from pop culture, including Bratz Dolls, Playboy, and Barbie. Although those are not exhaustive. The look might not have originated in Hollywood, although celebrities who are associated with this style include Cardi B and Kylie Jenner.

    Zohna Tip

    If you're not a huge fan of solid red nail polish, try a color-shifting nail polish like ILNP's Black to Red from Amazon. The colors shift from chrome black to a deep red.

    Baddie Louis Vuitton Nails Coffin

    The baddie aesthetic and sub-genres of it are often associated with displaying big designer names on clothing, accessories, and of course nails. Big names like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Armani are common in this trend. The baddie style is as much, if not more, about being confident as it is about looking the part.

    Baddie Matching Acrylic Nails And Toes

    The baddie trend may incorporate certain colors or patterns including

    • Pastels
    • Neons
    • Calligraphy

    And while you don’t have to, you can match nails and toes, each in a way that complements the other.

    Long Baddie Square Acrylic Nails

    While baddie nails usually use a coffin shape, you can try tapered square shaped nails instead, for another way to wear long baddie nails.

    Baddie Aesthetic Nails

    Some consider other styles to be in the same circle as the baddie aesthetic. Those styles include Barbiecore and femme fatale.
    Barbiecore also uses a lot of pink colors. The differences may be in their softer approach. Femme fatale is also related to wealth, glamour, and status. And while the aesthetic can also be mysterious and seductive, the femme fatale is somewhat more melancholy.

    Cute Baddie Nails

    It’s common for Japanese nail art known as Kawaii to feature cute nail ornaments like gummy bears, candy, sweets, and other cutesy nail accessories. Because baddie nails are often longer than average, they’re the perfect canvas for featuring decadent nail accessories and elaborate nail art and designs.

    Baddie Stoner Acrylic Nails

    Baddie stoner acrylic nails because it’s 420 somewhere! Sometimes called weed nails, stoner nails aren’t a new trend and have been around for at least ten years already. But the trend is still going strong, and some of the style’s fans consider a weed manicure in a very literal sense, by featuring the main attraction in the design itself.

    Baddie Milky White Nails With Design

    White baddie nails, specifically, milky white baddie nails look bright, sharp, and stunning. Best of all they’re a great canvas for adding detailed nail art or something sparkly like rhinestones.
    If you’re going for a complete baddie style, according to The Trend Spotter, other features that highlight a baddie look include:

    • Tracksuits
    • Oversized Tees
    • Crop tops
    • Bold makeup
    • Bold manicures
    • A laid-back attitude

    Baddie Rainbow Acrylic Nails Coffin

    Plenty of baddies are getting ready for pride month this summer with bright colored nails and rainbow manicures. If you happen to be doing rainbow nails at home using acrylic powder, there are a few things to be mindful of, especially if you find that your nails are lifting after one or two days. There are a few reasons why this can happen, including

    1. Over-filling
    2. Over or under-using nail primer
    3. Applying the acrylic too close to the cuticle edge
    4. Not prepping the nails properly

    Prepping nails is one of the most important steps to getting a long-lasting manicure at home (and in the salon!) and to ensure the nails don’t lift.

    Baddie Gangsta Nails

    Prepping nails for an acrylic manicure includes washing the nails and pushing back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher. Buffing the surface of the nails helps prepare the nails for better adhesion. And cleaning the surface, sides, and the free edge of the nails with a lint-free nail wipe dipped in alcohol will ensure any excess debris, oil, and contaminants are properly removed.

    Baddie Hood Nails

    Baddie nails are based on an aesthetic that is currently trendy due to social media. Although much of the nail trend has largely been taken from styles that have been around for much longer. Baddie nails may also feature long coffin acrylics, press-ons, or flared tips.

    Baddie Edgy Grunge Nails

    Edgy grunge is a style, like many styles, that has gained popularity on Instagram. Some describe the asthetics as disturbing without being outright upsetting. A sort of perfect imperfection, maybe? Grunge dates back to decades ago when punk and heavy metal inspired a fashion trend by the same name.

    Baddie Flame Coffin Nails

    There are generally 7 different nail shapes you can choose from, but if you’re going for flame baddie nails, the most popular shapes include

    1. Coffin
    2. Square
    3. Stiletto

    Between those three choices you can choose various lengths. Here’s a table to help you choose the best baddie nails to fit your style!

    Baddie Nails Shape Length Description
    Coffin
    1. Short
    2. C-curve
    3. Extra long
    C-curve means there is about a 30% curvature created into the structure of the nail, on top of the natural nail bed. The curve gives extra strength to long nails so that when pressure is applied, the nail is less prone to breakage.
    Square
    1. Short square
    2. Long
    3. Extra long
    A square nail will be roughly the same width from the cuticle edge to the free edge, similar to a squoval nail shape but with sharper edges.
    Stiletto
    1. Short stiletto
    2. Long
    3. Extra long
    The difference between a short, long, and extra long stiletto nail shape is primarily in its length. The shortest stiletto nail looks similar to the arrowhead nail shape.

    Baddie Nails Short

    Some styles of coffin nails may also be referred to as tapered coffin nails, which tend to taper and become a bit thinner down the free edge. The optimal nail length for you may vary depending on the width and length of your natural nails. One thing is certain, you can have cute baddie nails even when they’re short.

    White Baddie Nails

    Like black nail polish, white nail polish is versatile and popular with long baddie nails that are coffin shaped. You can even play around with various finishes to give that white or black polish more style options. Just how many finishes exist? See some of the most popular in the table below!

    Type of Nail Polish Finishes What It Looks Like
    Glossy Gel typically has a glossy, high-shine finish.
    Matte Matte finishes lack shine and aren’t at all glossy. Matte may dry quicker compared to other finishes.
    Creme This is the most common type of finish. It tends to be opaque, requiring more than one coat.
    Textured This finish is for when you want to add a three-dimensional element to your manicure. Texture can be grainy, sparkly, or even stucco.
    Sheer A sheer finish gives the nails a see-through appearance. It’s a very thin finish.

    Baddie Boujee Acrylic Nails

    Baddie boujee is commonly understood as an attitude associated with aspiring to or having achieved a certain high-level status like wealth or fame, for example.
    The look is known for being over-the-top in its show of affluence. It’s associated with displaying luxury items, brand names, and high-end jewelry. The intent behind this style is less about being modest and more about showcasing what and how much you have. You can look the part with:

    • Lace clothes
    • Expensive jewelry
    • Designer handbags
    • Sharp makeup
    • The color pink
    • Manicured nails

    Black Baddie Nails

    Black nail polish will never go out of style and it doesn’t seem like black baddie nails are going anywhere either! As we’ve mentioned before, black nail polish is extremely versatile (hello little black dress!) that it can make a baddie boujee style turn grungy or transform an edgy baddie look into glamorous chic.

    Summer Baddie Nails

    Summer baddie nails may be all about hot neon colors but white baddie nails aren’t just for winter. Bright white baddie nails look sleek with a cropped tee and baggy pants. The baddie aesthetic is about blending loose articles of clothing with fitted pieces and pulling the look together with sharp makeup.

    Baddie Pink Nails

    Pink baddie nails are simple to do at home. If you don’t have long nails, there are a few options, and you don’t need to go to a salon or use acrylics. Gel nail extensions are one way to get those long or medium coffin-shaped pink baddie nails. Here’s how to do it!
    What you need:

    1. UV lamp
    2. Medium coffin gel nail extensions.
    3. Bonder
    4. Primer
    5. Nail file and buffer
    6. Nail dehydrator (alcohol pads work well, too)
    7. Soft gel adhesive.
    8. Your favorite baddie pink polish

    Step 1 Prep and Cuticles

    • Prep nails using a rubbing alcohol pad to ensure nails are dry and without any debris on the surface. Also, be sure to push back the cuticles.

    Step 2 File and Buff

    • File away any rough parts of the nail. Then buff to remove the shine.

    Step 3 Dehydrate and Bond

    • Use the alcohol pads to clean the excess dust from the filing and ensure any excess debris and oil are removed from the surface of the nails. Apply the bond and let it dry.

    Step 4 Find Nails to Fit

    • Find nails for each hand, make sure they fit on each finger, and set them aside, so they’re ready to use.

    Step 5 Apply Primer

    • On the underside of each nail, add a thin layer of primer. Do the same for each one of your natural nails.

    Step 6 Apply Adhesive

    • Add the appropriate amount of adhesive to each gel nail extension to the area that will come into contact with your nail bed.

    Step 7 Apply the Nails and Cure

    • Apply each nail carefully, ensuring that the round edge is close enough to the cuticle without touching it. Make sure the adhesive is uniformly spread under each nail, and press the tips down firmly. Cure under a UV lamp for 60 seconds.

    Step 8 Paint

    • Once you’re finished, add a pink coat of paint! You can use gel polish or traditional lacquer.

    Zohna Tip

    If you’re using a traditional nail polish and you want the polish to dry faster, sticking your hands in the freezer can help speed up the drying process.

    Baddie Race Car Nails

    Race car nails may have been around for a long time. They’ve been in the mainstream since at least 2012. Although it’s hard to say when the checkered nail design became popular. Baddie race car nails are baddie nails except for some of the nail art and design elements, which make them unique. Race car nails use strong checkered patterns inspired by the checkered flag used in racing, to signal the end of a race. Baddie race car nails also use a lot of neon yellow and green meaning go or caution in the racing world.

    Baddie Press On Nails

    Acrylics can enhance natural nails, keeping them protected. And if you have short nails that grow slowly or break easily, coffin-shaped acrylic or gel nail tips might be an option.

    But there’s another option too, press-on nails.

    Press-on nails may be made of a gel or acrylic material. Usually, press-on nails you buy at the store include an adhesive backing, so there’s no need for glue. Although some may require a bit of glue to keep them on longer.

    Medium Baddie Purple Coffin Nails