57 Unique Emoji Nail Art Designs for 2022

Send a message (and stand out from the crowd) with some emoji nail art designs. Easily one of the most unique styles with so much flexibility. You can pick your favorite emojis or combine them into a specific theme. This style can be a lot of fun and highlights your style more than most other nail art.

We scrolled through thousands of talented nail techs and emoji nails to find a little bit of everything. From the easy ones you can do yourself to the intricate ideas to show your nail tech.

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We’re starting off this nail collection with these pretty nails composed of multiple designs. I really like how clean this entire set looks, even with the mix and match designs.
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If you’re feeling like going for something that’s a bit more on the trendy side, definitely give this set a try! My favorite design definitely has to be the cowboy emoji. Combining an already unique style with some cow nail art and some western themes gives a unique and quirky theme.
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Here’s a rather simple nail set. I really love how the artist stuck to the full yellow theme with these pretty translucent nails. There’s a lot you can do with smiley face nails, and we have plenty of other variations.
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These yellow smileys are a classic! If you want your entire nail set to stick to this theme, definitely give this set a try.
emoji nail design ideas
We’ve got a nail set that looks cute and bright at the same time! I really love the combination of pink and white!
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One of my favorite emojis definitely has to be the purple demon. I like how they switched it up by adding a cute little tail too!
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If you’re a fan of the classic emoji look featuring the yellow heads, I’d recommend this yellow and red set! The red adds more depth to the look as well.
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We’re moving on to a classier look. I absolutely love the contrast between the sleekness of the coffin-shaped black nails and the cuteness of the emoji!
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Here’s another nail set featuring a bunch of different face emojis. I like how they brightened this set by adding these cool diagonal polka dot designs too!
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If you’re feeling like going for a broader range of emojis, go for this set. It includes these cute emojis, even the cute spooky ones!
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We’re moving forward with these gorgeous long coffin nails. I really love how they included so many different emojis!
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Here’s another nail set dedicated to the really cool-looking purple demon emoji. I like how they also added simple purple nails along with some wavy polka dot designs.
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If you’re a huge fan of pink nails, I’d recommend giving this set a try! I really like the cute background designed with cute pink and white clouds.
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Here’s a nail set for those who want a combination of different colors. We’ve got a mix of green, orange, pink, and blue, which surprisingly works!
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If you’re a fan of white stiletto-shaped nails, you might wanna try switching it up by adding these cute emoji designs on top!
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Here’s another nail set that really wins the emoji theme! I love how animated all of these emoji designs are!
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We’ve got another nail set that’s got a close-up of the emojis. My favorite definitely has to be the poop emoji which is a classic!
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This set also closes in on those classic yellow emojis, but the way these were drawn makes them appear a bit more animated.
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One of my favorite heart emojis has to be this beautiful pink heart topped with these yellow sparkles! I love how they made them into these cute tips!
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Here’s a way to incorporate a bunch of different emojis into one set. Just paint your nails with a natural pink and paint some cute emojis of your choice on top!
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We’re moving on to a design that I just find so witty! If you’re a fan of the eyes emoji, then you’re going to love this set!
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If you really want to make your emoji nail set stand out, you no longer have to put a base beneath them! The bright yellow base will surely catch some looks!
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If you’re feeling something a bit more chic and stylish, definitely give these stiletto-shaped nails a try. My favorite has to be the cool wave design that mimics the emoji really well.
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This nail set can’t help but bring me back to the early 2010s. This set of emojis was such a classic! Such a nostalgic design.
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If you’re a fan of French tips, but you want to try out something fun, don’t fret because we’ve got you covered! Top your tips off with these adorable emojis, and you’re good to go!
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Here’s another nail set that’s just so nostalgic! I remember how used these cute cat heart eye emojis were back in the day!
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Here’s a really cute nail set that includes a bunch of really fun emojis! If you love using these bomb emojis, definitely give them a try!
emoji nail design ideas
emoji nail design ideas
Here’s a rather simple nail set. We’ve got these pretty accent nails topped with multiple emojis that are paired with some simple blue nails.
emoji nail designs
If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more light, I’d recommend these pastel green and pink nails. The star eyes emoji is my favorite! So cute!
emoji nail designs
Here’s another chic nail set that I’d recommend to those who want something simple yet classy. The lined French tips are just immaculate!
emoji nail designs
We’re moving forward with a nail set that reminds me of acid-washed jeans. I really like this cool blue tie dye base! It’s definitely a unique addition to this collection.
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Here’s another lovely nail set. I really like how they used this beautiful deep purple base that has these tiny shimmers in them; it reminds me so much of the galaxy!
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Here’s another sparkly nail set. This gorgeous pink glitter set stands out a lot more since the glitter chunks are rather large.
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We’ve got another nail set that sticks to the emoji theme really well. I like how they added more diverse emojis, my favorite being the peach and butterfly ones!
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If you’d rather keep it simple, then you might want to try these natural pink almond-shaped nails out. The emojis are a lot smaller compared to other nail sets!
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This nail set reminds me that you can still have lovely sets with short, square-shaped nails! I’m also so happy that we’ve got the red angry emoji at last!
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emoji nail art
Here’s another way to wear a variety of emojis on your nails. Try to pick out a solid color as the base, one that doesn’t have many similarities to the colors on your emoji!
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Here’s another way to do those close-up emoji looks. I really like how they chose the angry emoji to accent the look, as it adds a nice pop of color to break up all the yellow.
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We’ve got another gorgeous nail set featuring some classic emojis. I really like how they added this gorgeous gem arc which really adds some classiness to the look.
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Here’s another unique design. We’ve got these long matte blue nails paired with these accent nails topped with loads and loads of emojis.
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Here is another one of those glitter nail designs! I like how they added this cute sick emoji; it’s definitely not one that’s typically chosen.
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If you think that there’s no way to make emojis glamorous, then you better think again! Check out these gorgeous glimmering nails!
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We’re moving on to a nail set that’s really simple yet very bold. I really love the use of dark blue as it makes the yellow emojis pop.
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We’ve got another bright look with these pastel yellow emojis! Switching up the hue and tone of the emojis to your skin tone is definitely a good idea!
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I really love a nice pink and blue combination, especially when they’re gradients! The gradient base definitely softened this look a lot.
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If you’ve got a full yellow set, but you want to switch it up a bit, you can add a solid color accent nail and maybe even a unique design of your choice!
emoji nail design ideas
We’re ending this collection with these gorgeous, over-the-top emoji nails! I love how every single design is 3D, which kind of brings the emojis to life!

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Emoji nail art literally lets you send a message and might be one of my favorite design styles so far. Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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