Say Goodbye To Cheetah Print And Hello To Cow Print Nails

Book a nail appointment and give this trend a try.


Perhaps we can thank Doja Cat’s hit “MOOO!” for the hoard of cow print that rattled 2019. While some pulled from the 90s and styled cow print jackets with straight-leg jeans, others opted for a sleek look by pairing cow print skirts with fitted turtlenecks—the fashion world stretched this trend’s limits. Now, cow print has evolved into its next iteration: cow print nails. 

For a break from the classic cheetah or leopard print, check out these cow print designs—the playful twist on polka dots that demand a neon pairing. 

Minimalistic matte

Nail artist Iman Gabrielle chooses a realistic style of cow print–each patch has blurred edges and stretches across the nail beds, mimicking how the spots appear in nature. By pairing the pattern with a pale brown matte base, she lets the cow print shine. 

Paired with bold red 

Somehow, the pairing of red and black is one of fashion’s most striking and powerful combinations. For a Galentine’s Day mani, draw inspiration from nail artist Hang Nguyen’s look. 

French tips

There’s nothing more chic than putting a slight variation on a classic style. Follow the lead of Chanel’s nail artist Betina R. Goldstein and add cow spots to a French mani

With mint green accents

While cow print pairs well with any bright color, alternating cow print with mint green as @mydumbnails displays on Instagram channels the playful, animal-print adoration of the Y2K era. 


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Perfect for poolside 

Any nail design with alternating angles and styles automatically grabs our attention. For a whimsical cow print nails idea, try this look by @glossrutherglen. Outlining the French tips with the same light blue featured on the other three nails creates a cohesive look. Try this look for summer’s final beach and pool days. 

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