Sunflower nail designs on TikTok are blossoming to viral status

Need mani inspo? Sunflower nail designs are popping up on FYPs everywhere

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Sunflower nail designs are sure to put a little spring in your step.

While uncovering TikTok beauty hacks and how-to's, you've likely encountered some floral love on your FYP. Not only do these blooms look adorable in mason jars, but they also make for unique beauty statements. 

If you're anxious to try out a few 2022 nail trends, why not use spring's favorite flower as your guide? And for good measure, be sure to snag a bushel for your apartment. (It's just good practice, honestly.) 

Sunflower nail designs on TikTok

Like many beauty trends across the platform, the sunflower nail designs are open to interpretation: that means you can have stick-ons, sunflower-inspired colors, long nails, short nails—whatever your heart desires. 

We've perused a few trending hashtags on TikTok to give you an idea on where to begin. Anyone else fancy a few blooms for their fingertips?

1. Go the pastel route

TikTok user @nailsbylilypad opts for a soft yellow and accentuates the trend with a statement sunflower on her ring finger. It's like dopamine dressing for your nails! 


♬ As It Was - Harry Styles

Additionally, light pink is another soft hue that perfectly meshes with the sunflower trend. Have a look at @halleebeee's mani.


♬ call me by 90sflav - tris🌿

2. Try stickers

No one said you had to go all Picasso on your nails—especially if painting isn't exactly your forte. You can simply upgrade a colorful mani with a few stickers here and there.

Sunflower Nail Stickers

Sunflower Nail Stickers

Package of sunflower nail decals that are suitable for real or artificial nails.

3. Upgrade the French Manicure

The colorful French manicure tips are making the rounds, and you can take the original style and make it even more fun with a sunflower statement sticker, like @nailartbysig! It's so sweet. 


♬ Sunflower, Vol. 6 - Harry Styles

4. Use 2022's trendiest color

Last year we were all about moody greens, but now we're feeling blue—in a good way!

Danielle Gregory, co-founder of DOLL BEAUTY HQ previously told My Imperfect Life: "In 2022 we'll see a wave of blue shades—from cobalt to turquoise—worn to detail nails or as block color." 

We can't help but love user @whoa.its.jessica's sunflower blue mani. 


♬ Shivers - Ed Sheeran

5. Mix up your nail shape

Luckily, short or long nails aren't required for this TikTok trend—you can do anything you'd like, but the pros do have a few recs. 

"For a universally flattering nail shape that’s great for both long and short nails, go for 'squoval' a mix of the traditional square and oval nail shapes," Beautifect founder, Tara Lalvani, previously told My Imperfect Life. "Simply round out the edges of your nails using the Crystal Nail File for a sleek, fashionable looking manicure. 


♬ Sunflower - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Post Malone & Swae Lee

6. Combine with another TikTok nail trend

Milky white nails are gaining traction, and you can make this clean, refreshing mani look even better with the help of your favorite florals. 


♬ original sound - Randa nails

Ready to give the trend a try? Although it can be fun to attempt on your own, we recommend making an appointment and letting the pros handle the intricate details. 

Enjoy incorporating the spring season into your look—capsule wardrobe, makeup, accessories and all.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.