5 Minimal Bridal Manicure Ideas That Won't Distract From Your Mehndi Design

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
5 minimal bridal manicure ideas that won't distract from your mehndi design

When it comes to a bridal manicure, you have to be careful about picking the right one to go with your mehndi. You do not want an elaborate nail art to distract from the meticulous henna design — save those for the rituals preceding your mehndi ceremony. After all, you do not want all that effort of sitting in a back-breaking position for hours going to waste, do you? The ideal manicure to pair to complement your mehndi design should be understated enough to let the henna take centre-stage, but not so much that your nails start to look blah and boring. We have a few ideas to help you figure out the right minimal manicure for your big day.


01. Marble white

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Matte white nails are quite popular with bridal manicurists, but they run the risk of chipping easily. Go for a gel and glossy finish instead, resembling the smooth surface of a marble. These high glam nails will elevate the look of your henna like no other.


02. Blush press-ons

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Even while going for a minimal feel, you can add some drama to your bridal manicure by changing the nail’s length and shape. Blush or nude press on nails are a great way to get your dressy manicure fix, without taking the conversation away from the henna.


03. Classic French tips

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Long French tips are already a major bridal manicure trend and for a reason. You can either go for the classic white tips or switch things up with crimson red tips or ones with an ombre gradient. Focusing On just the tips with white creates for a fun contrast moment with the dark henna dye.


04. All about glitter

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Glittery gold manicures are a bridal classic. But we love how this toned-down version balances out the heavy lehenga and intricate mehndi art so beautifully. Apply a glittery nail paint to only one finger and paint the rest with a nude glossy colour. You can go ahead and dab on some glitter on the tip of the nail too.


05. Metallic silver

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While golden glitter nails look wonderful with all gold bling, silver manicures pair better with diamond accessories and ivory bridal ensembles better. The metallic finish makes the manicure look smart, perfect for brides who don't want to take the traditional route with their bridal glam.

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Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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