Pretty-for-the-Prom Manicure Series, Week 3: The Most Stunning-but-Simple Mani, Holographic Nails!

Good evening, everyone! Let’s not doddle tonight; let’s get right into tonight’s tutorial, which is for…

… the most stunning-but-simple manicure, Holographic Nails!!! Short on time but want some really stunning, flashy, glitzy nails? Grab a holographic polish and you’re all set! Here’s a list of some of my favorites with links provided by the threesixtynails Nail Shop:


Revlon: Holographic Topcoat (amazing as a topper or in three coats *shown above)

Zoya: Dream

Zoya: Finley

NCLA x CutePolish: Having a Polish Blast


So, now, if you’re interested in adding some pretty details to your manicure that will make it seem like you did a lot more work than you actually did, here’s a step-by-step for some cute flower accents. Enjoy!


Step 1: After basecoat, apply two to three coats of any holographic polish, letting dry 2-4 minutes between coats.

Step 2: Optionally apply a thin layer of fast-drying topcoat after the layers have almost completely dried.

Step 3: Grab a dotting tool or use the end of a paint brush (anything with one round end, really); using two more colors of polish, holographic or not, create clusters of five dots in one color and one more for a center with another color.

Step 4: Apply one more layer of fast-drying topcoat, cap the tips, and you’re all set!


Easy, right? Share your manicures for prom night with #threesixtynails and #threesixtynailsNBfeature on Instagram!!

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– Cali, host of threesixtynails

Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨

2 Comments

  1. Such a WONDERFUL design!!! Very cool!!!

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you, Joe! 🙂

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