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My Favorite V-Day Nail Designs & The Best Nail Salons In Providence!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brown chapter.

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and what better way to show some self-love than with a chic manicure? You can either be spending the day with a special someone or simply enjoying some self-care, but Valentine’s Day-themed manicure is a great way to immerse yourself into the Valentine spirit.

deep red

A classic red manicure represents timeless elegance and will always be a romantic option for Valentine’s Day. A classic, rich red hue can be bold enough to set the mood and make a statement, pairing it with any day and night outfit.

Pink and Glitter

Soft pinks and glitter can be beautifully intertwined for a playful yet feminine manicure. A light pink shade with a touch of glitter is perfect for those who want to keep it sweet and simple.

Heart print

Show your love for Valentine’s Day by adding a tiny heart to the top corner of your manicure. You can do this through a heart stencil or a small brush to paint it on. Be romantically creative! Ranging from one or two nails for a subtle touch of love or spread out across all nails for a bold statement

Love Notes

Use your nails as a canvas and write sweet and short love messages to yourself! White or light-colored polish as the base and black or red for your imprinted message. This manicure will undoubtedly surpass the expectations of those around you as it is the most unique and personalized way to show your self-love on Valentine’s Day.


Create an ombre effect with a gradient of pink and red hues. Start with a deep red on your thumb and gradually blend into a light pink on your pinky. This creates a beautiful and creative way to show your love for Valentine’s Day.

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful and festive manicure at one of Providence’s cute nail salons! There are a plethora of options here that will certainly leave you pleased. My go-to nail spot is Metro Nails, located next to ‘The Shop’; they always pay attention to detail, and you can also grab a coffee and the classic chocolate chip sea salt cookie right after. Aurora can be the place for you if you’re looking for something more elegant for this special day. With high-quality products and impeccable treatments, your nails and aura will shine. 

No matter your design, a Valentine’s Day manicure is a fun and creative way to celebrate love. Whether you prefer bold and bright or soft and sweet, there’s a manicure design for everyone.

Hi my name is Sofia and I am a junior from Greece concentrating in Behavioral Decision Science with the Entrepreneurship path. Outside class I love cooking while listening to music, spending quality time with friends and family, and taking my dog to the beach. Coming from Greece, I love being immersed in water and enjoy kite surfing, wake surfing and swimming (especially with my dog of course, I don't go anywhere without her). I also enjoy playing tennis with friends and spontaneously composing piano pieces.