14 Classy Nail Designs for a Homecoming Dance
Ah, homecoming — a time of new beginnings and remembrance for schools across the country. With fall just around the corner, we know that homecoming is quickly approaching, which means the homecoming games, prep rallies, and the holy grail of high school homecoming week — the dance — will be here before you know it. And the last thing anyone would want to be is unprepared for the biggest event of your school life (next to prom and graduation, of course).
Wouldn’t you know it, preparation is our name and manicures are our game, and we’ve provided both for you right here in this article. If you’ve found yourself already sifting through the dresses of your dreams and the prettiest pep-rally outfits, trying to put together the perfect homecoming ensembles for the week, you’re in luck.
Manicures Enhance Your Homecoming Style
A manicure can take any piece of clothing to the next level with subtle or eccentric designs and a range of chic and abstract colors. No matter your style or vibe, there’s a manicure for you to rock waiting below (and a ton more on our website), so there’s no fear of being the odd one out. Sparkles to match that killer dress, muted mochas for all fall festivities, or funky and fun designs to stand out against the masses — if you dream it, we have it.
And the best part of all of this, you might wonder? Each and every manicure we ship straight to you can be applied completely and totally from the comfort of your bedroom floor at a fraction of the salon price. We will even include one of our handy-dandy UV Gel Lamps for convenient and quick curing times with your first purchase of any mani at ohora.
So why wait? Scroll on and find your dream nails.
Fashionable and Fresh
What better way to start off the list than with a set fit for the queen that you are? N Queendom is a beacon of strong beauty with a clean, white gel base accented with pretty pink rhinestones that give the illusion of a crown and pink and white flecked detailing. You’ll feel regal from the moment you apply them.
Find your inner fall lover with this luxurious manicure. N Passion-ade is the ultimate autumn mani with its syrupy amber gel base accented with sweet black and gold dots and gold line detailing.
It is complete with a unique gemstone that mimics the black and amber nail color to perfection and will leave you feeling like the first leaf to turn when fall comes.
If you’re more of an eclectic mind, then N Butterscotch is your new best friend. This fun, wacky mani is filled with all your favorite fall colors in a varying palette of gel bases. In a mix of rainbow flecked accents, this mani really feels like all the fun of homecoming week was condensed into a set of nails for your enjoyment.
It’s sleek. It’s glam. It’s N Silhouette. People will do a double-take when you step on the scene with this set on hand.
An understated black gel base is set off with a sharp, sparkly silver that will go with almost anything — beautifully unique gemstone accents complete this mani with a pop of something special.
N Tint Copper
Maybe you’re looking for a more simple and straightforward manicure to subdue your wild style or match your muted fall fashion. If so, then N Tint Copper is calling your name.
This soft amber-brown mani shines like a shining piece of copper. It gives all the warm fuzzies that fall brings with it, and you’ll be representing the season well with this set.
N Brown Sugar
This manicure is exactly what it sounds like. Picture the warmest, creamiest latte you can think of. Picture the steam billowing off the top, a fireplace crackling in the background. You take a sip and sigh — that’s N Brown Sugar. Caramelized browns, mochas, and creams swirl together to create this experience and are topped off with beautiful gold foil details. It’s a fall must-have.
If we’re being honest, the most common themes of any homecoming or prom involve the night sky with themes like A Night to Remember, Starry Night, If You Wish Upon a Star. We’ve all been to at least one of these kinds of dances, and perhaps your homecoming is going to be just like one of these. If so, N Sansoo is a can't-miss style for your dance.
In an assortment of cloudy black gel, navy blue, sage green, and soft gray, the bases themselves mimic the hues of a night’s sky. Add to that the sprinkling of gold foil accents that appear as a spray of stars, and this mani hits every mark.
N Shooting Star
If you’re looking for a night sky theme that’s a little simpler, N Shooting Star might be the right move. It comes at you gently with a clear gel base but pops off with its unique take on a French manicure design. A wash of pale purple glitter cascades down from the tips in a sweet French design that is perfect for the romantic within us all.
N Dress Up
Maybe the pale purples or deep mochas or amber swirls are all too much for you. Maybe your inner princess is clawing at you to escape this homecoming season, and you want to embrace her full force. You want to dress the part and release all the pale pinks, creams, and glitter you can stomach, then literally N Dress Up.
This demure mani coats your nails with a pretty cream-pink gel that is set off by silver glitter detailing. It’ll take any ensemble to the world of make-believe and singing animals, and who doesn’t want that?
Perhaps the princess life isn’t the life for you. Perhaps you’d rather play the villain with all their bold and brash colors and even bolder personalities. N Rosewood is rubbing its hands together with that perfect evil laugh right at this very moment, knowing they’ve found their next apprentice.
In this dichotomous manicure, the richly evil reds contrast against the soft blush pinks and are all set off with a bold gold glitter accent nail. It’s all the inner turmoil of your favorite villain in a set of gel nails — rock it.
What is a dance without a partner? Be it a friend, lover, or just you and yourself, love is the ultimate expression. N Lovesome lets you rep that love with whoever it may be by sporting the rosiest of pinks and ombre glitter gel. The syrupy and translucent color is perfect for any pink ensemble or anyone wanting to make love the centerpiece of this homecoming season.
In the perfect combo of all things is N Classic. This mani takes a mature and classy style and ups the ante until you’re basically a walking icon. This range of basic nude shades and cream whites is elevated by stunning pearl gemstones and gold glitter accent nails. It’s all the ideas you think of when you think classic.
We’ve given you classic, but what is class without an element of timelessness? N Timeless brings the yin to that yang with an effortlessly chic manicure that will make you look just as chic. With deep navy and white marbling gel, you’ll get lost in the look of this mani and its delicate gold leaf detailing.
Are you looking to have your Cinderella moment this homecoming? Maybe leave your shoe on the gymnasium floor and hobble home, hoping your Prince Charming will seek you out? Well, those odds might be a little slim, but you can certainly look the part with N Horizon.
Everything you love about that famous and glorious blue dress comes to life with this shimmery blue manicure. The spray of glitter over the sky-blue gel gives the illusion of galaxy skies and shoe-losing princesses alike, so live your dreams however you want.
A Homecoming To Remember
Whether in high school or college with traditions that are typical or atypical, odds are there will be some kind of game, dance, event, or pep rally to see yourself to and to dress up for. Nails are always an excellent addition to those outfits no matter their nature, so why pass up such a prime opportunity to express yourself in a fun way?
Get wacky with a fun color scheme for your first homecoming football game or go for a sultry and mature ensemble as a returning alumna to your alma mater. The options are truly endless, and the selections above are only a fraction of what you could choose between, although it's a solid place to start if you’re overwhelmed with the choices before you.
Don’t sweat it, and just have fun with whatever you go with. You really can’t go wrong when you’re walking into such a spirit-filled week, especially with salon-quality ohora nails at your side.
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