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11 Super Bowl Nail Designs That Are Easy To DIY and Help You Cheer on Your Team

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An easy and stylish way to show your spirit for the big game is to paint on a football-inspired manicure. Whether you’re cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco ’49ers this year, we have you covered! Read on to see the Super Bowl nail designs that you can recreate yourself or show as inspiration for an in-salon manicure.

11 Super Bowl nail designs that are easy to DIY

“What better way to show love for your favorite team, than with some fun Super Bowl-inspired nail art,” says Hannah Mankin, a nail artist with Dazzle Dry. “It can be anything from simply wearing your favorite team’s colors to full-on art. There is no right or wrong to it — just have fun!” Here, the manicures that do just that.

Kansas City Chiefs nail designs

Root for the Chiefs with these bright red and yellow designs.

1. A fun way to cheer on Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes

“If you have an extra special ‘guy on the chiefs’ that you want to show your love for you can certainly do that as well, by proudly rocking his number on your nails!” says Mankin. This design by @nailbrag on Instagram features the numbers of the Chiefs’ power duo, Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes.

Get the look:

  1. Paint the ring fingernail two coats of white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Let dry completely.
  2. Paint remaining nails two coats of sparkly red polish, like Holo Taco in Red Flake Taco (Buy from Holo Taco, $13), then let dry completely.
  3. On the white nails, use red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5), and a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), to paint on the number “87” on one of the white nails and “15” on the other. Tip: For an edgier look, slightly stagger the the lines on the numbers as shown in this design.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

Related: Donna Kelce, Mom of NFL Stars Travis and Jason Kelce, Encourages Women: “Whatever You Want To Do in Life… It’s Possible!”

2. Super Bowl nail designs: Eye-catching red and yellow

A color block-like manicure that uses the Chiefs’ colors like this look by @seydamazingnails on Instagram is perfect to rock for the big game.

Get the look:

  1. First, paint all nails except for the ring fingernails two coats of bright red nail polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5). Let dry completely.
  2. Next, place a thin piece of nail tape, like FANDAMEI 32 Colors Nail Striping Tape (Buy from Amazon, (Buy from Amazon, $5.99), on the ring fingernail diagonally down the middle. On the top portion of the tape, fill in with the red polish, then on the bottom portion of the tape, fill in with yellow nail polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Sun, Sea, and Sand in My Pants (Buy from Sally Beauty, $11.99). Let dry, then peel off the tape.
  3. Next, use black striper polish, like FingerPaints Striping Polish in Ch-Art-Coal (Buy from Sally Beauty, $3.49), to paint “KC” over the bare stripe left behind from the tape. Then, use silver striper polish, like China Glaze Stripe Rite in Best in Snow (Buy from China Glaze, $6), to paint an arrowhead around the letters. Let dry.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

3. Striking Kansas City Chiefs nail designs

Another chic design, this one by @corrine.clawsnailstudiollc on Instagram, may look intricate, but it’s actually fairly simple to create.

Get the look:

  1. On the pointer and ring fingernails, paint two coats of red polish, like Dazzle Dry Nail Polish in Rapid Red (Buy from Dazzle Dry, $22). Next, paint a slightly thick stripe horizontally across the upper third portion of the nail with white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Let dry. Then, use a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), and yellow polish, like OPI Nail Lacquer in Sun, Sea, and Sand in My Pants (Buy from Sally Beauty, $11.99), to paint a thin stripe in the middle of the white stripe. Let dry.
  2. On the pinky nail, paint on two coats of clear polish and let dry. Then, use the yellow polish to fill in the upper two-thirds of the nail, leaving the bottom third clear. Let dry. Next, use black polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Black Out (Buy from Amazon, $3.29), and a striping brush to paint a thin line horizontally across the nail right below where the yellow starts. Do the same steps on the thumb nail, but switch out the yellow for red polish.
  3. On the middle fingernail, paint two coats of white polish and let dry. Then, use a striping brush and red polish to draw a large arrowhead, pointing up toward the tip of the nail. Let dry. Next, outline the arrowhead with a striping brush and black polish and once dry, outline the black with yellow polish and inside the arrow, paint on “KC” with the letters slightly overlapping, using a striping brush and white polish. Once dry, outline the letters in black. Let dry.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

4. Mix and match Kansas City Chiefs nail designs

This design by @beautyby_michelle78 on Instagram is as easy to paint on as it is pretty! Plus, it can double as a Valentine’s Day nails design, so you’ll have a manicure that works for two occasions.

Get the look:

  1. On the pinky, pointer and thumb nails, paint two coats of red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5). Then, on the middle fingernail, paint two coats of sparkly gold nail polish, like ZOYA Nail Polish in Solange Pixiedust (Buy from Amazon, $12). Let dry completely.
  2. On the ring fingernail, paint two coats of white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Let dry. Then, use gold polish to create 3-4 stripes horizontally across the nail, spaced out evenly. Let dry.
  3. Still on the ring fingernail, use the red polish and a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), to paint a heart in the top left corner. Let dry.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

5. Super Bowl nail designs: Subtle stripes and hearts

This Super Bowl nails look posted by @vanessaxaiden on Pinterest makes a pretty yet subtle statement.

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails two coats of bright red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5), then let dry completely.
  2. On the pointer nail, outline two hearts with a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), and white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Then, fill in the middle of the hearts with a sparkly gold striping polish, like China Glaze Stripe Rite in Brushstroke of Luck (Buy from China Glaze, $6). Let dry.
  3. On the ring fingernail, paint a horizontal stripe across the upper third of the nail. Let dry. Then, paint a thin stripe in the middle of the white stripe with the gold striping polish. Let dry.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

San Francisco ’49ers nail designs

Show your ’49ers spirit with these colorful manicures.

6. Super Bowl nail designs: Bold with red and gold

If the ’49ers are your team, then you will love this red and glittery gold manicure by @nailsandbeautybyphanny on Instagram, which adds some sophisticated sparkle to fingertips.

Get the look:

  1. On the pointer and ring fingernails, paint two coats of glittery gold nail polish, like OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in Five Golden Rules (Buy from Amazon, $13.99), then let dry. On the pinky nail, paint two coats of bright red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5); Let dry. On the middle fingernail, paint the left half of the nail two coats of bright red polish and then the right half of the nail two coats of gold polish. Let dry.
  2. On the pinky nail, place a few pieces of gold foil, like WFAUIBR Gold Leaf Flakes (Buy from Amazon, $5.99), cascading up on the left side of the nail. Use clear polish underneath to make it stick, and on top.
  3. On the ring fingernail, paint a thick, red stripe vertically in the middle of the nail. Once dry, paint a thinner stripe vertically in the middle of the red stripe using white nail polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Let dry.
  4. On the middle fingernail, paint a thin white stripe vertically in the middle of the nail. Then, paint thin, short stripes horizontally all the way down the vertical stripe (this should look like the stitching on a football).
  5. On the pointer fingernail, paint two thin, white stripes vertically across the nail, spaced out evenly toward the middle of the nail. Once dry, paint a red heart in the middle. Let dry. Then, outline the heart with white, and then paint the number “49” inside the heart. Let dry.
  6. Seal all nails with top coat.

7. Super Bowl nail designs: Simple ’49ers’ team pride

No time for an intricate design? Recreate this look by @lacquered.linds on Instagram, which just requires is a few strokes of polish — no art skills necessary!

Get the look:

  1. Paint the thumb, pointer and pinky fingernails with two coats of bright red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5), then let dry completely.
  2. On the middle fingernail, paint two coats of sparky gold polish, like Olive & June Nail Polish in Obvi (Buy from Olive & June, $9), then let dry completely.
  3. On the ring fingernail, paint two coats of white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29), then let dry completely.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

8. Retro San Francisco ’49ers nail designs

This glossy, retro ’49ers Super Bowl nail design by @maluhia_beauty_bar on Instagram is sure to bring on the compliments.

Get the look:

  1. Paint the ring fingernail with two coats of nude polish, like essie Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Millennium Momentum (Buy from Ulta, $10), then let dry completely.
  2. On remaining nails, paint two coats of red polish, like Dazzle Dry Nail Polish in Rapid Red (Buy from Dazzle Dry, $22), then let dry completely.
  3. On one hand, use a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), and red polish to paint a thin stripe vertically down the middle of the nail. Then, use a striping brush and sparkly gold polish, like OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish in Five Golden Rules (Buy from Amazon, $13.99), to paint a slightly thicker vertical stripe on each side of the red stripe, spaced out evenly. Once dry, outline each gold stripe with thin white stripes, using white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29), and a striping brush. Let dry.
  4. On the other hand’s ring fingernail, paint a large red oval horizontally in the middle of the nail and fill in. Once dry, outline the oval in gold with a striping brush. Inside the oval, paint the letters “SF”, slightly overlapping and staggered, with a striping brush and white polish; The top of the “S” and bottom of the “F” can be slightly outside of the oval. Let dry, then outline the letters in black polish.
  5. Seal all nails with top coat.

9. Super Bowl nail designs: Modern red + gold French tips

Show your team spirit with this colorful French manicure by @nailsby.kylee on Instagram that’s perfect for ’49ers fans.

Related: Dazzle on a Dime: 12 French Tip Nail Designs That are Easy to Do at Home

Get the look:

  1. Paint all nails with two coats of sheer pink-nude polish, like essie Vegan Nail Polish in Skinny Dip (Buy from Walmart, $11.64), then let dry completely.
  2. Using a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99), and red polish, like Sephora Nail Polish in Chic Tropique (Buy from Sephora, $5), paint on French tips by creating a crescent moon shape. Let dry.
  3. Outline the underneath of the curve with sparkly gold striper polish, like China Glaze Stripe Rite in Brushstroke of Luck (Buy from China Glaze, $6), then let dry.
  4. Seal all nails with top coat.

10. Dazzling metallic San Francisco ’49ers nail designs

Look on-trend with this metallic Super Bowl nail design by @beauteby.april on Instagram.

Get the look:

  1. On pinky and thumb nails, paint two coats of metallic gold polish, like ella + mila Nail in Gilded (Buy from ella + mila, $10.50). On pointer and ring fingernails, paint two coats of nude polish, like OPI in Coconuts Over OPI (Buy from Walmart, $9.98). On middle nail, paint two coats of red polish, like OPI in Red Heads Ahead (Buy from Beyond Polish, $8.80).
  2. On thumb nail, paint a red heart in center of nail using red polish and a striping brush, like SQULIGT 3 Piece Nail Art Liner Brush Set (Buy from Amazon, $3.99). Outline heart with a striping brush and black polish, like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out (Buy from Amazon, $3.29). Once heart is dry, use a striping brush and white polish to write “SF” inside the heart, with letters slightly overlapping and staggered. Outline letters in black with a striping brush.
  3. On ring fingernail, paint one vertical half red. Then, paint a diagonal red stripe at the top of the other half. Next, use a striping brush and the gold polish to create a “V” shape towards the top of the nail.
  4. On pointer fingernail, use a striping brush and gold polish to paint a crescent moon-shaped curve on the bottom left edge of nail. Then, directly diagonal at the right top of nail, draw another crescent moon-shaped curve. In between the two, paint a red stripe on the left edge of nail.
  5. On middle fingernail, use the striping brush and gold polish to create a large “4” in the center of the nail. In the space of the bottom right corner of nail, paint a small “9. Let dry.

11. Bonus Super Bowl nail designs: A ‘neutral’ football motif

Don’t have any skin in the game but still want to have festive Super Bowl nails? Look no further than this look from YouTuber @KelliMarissa.

Get the look:

  1. On ring fingernail, paint two coats of brown polish, like Essie expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish in Take The Espresso (Buy from Amazon, $8.87). On the pinky and pointer nails, paint two coats of dark green polish, like CND Vinylux Longwear Nail Polish in Aura (Buy from Amazon, $10.59). On the middle fingernail, paint two coats of white polish, like wet n wild Wild Shine Nail Polish in French White Crème (Buy from Amazon, $1.29). Let all nails dry.
  2. On ring fingernail, use white striper polish, like FingerPaints Striping Polish in Hip Hip Hue-Ray (Buy from Sally Beauty, $3.49), and paint a vertical stripe in the center of the nail. Then, paint three short horizontal stripes across the vertical stripe.
  3. On pinky and pointer nails, use the white striper polish to create short, horizontal stripes stemming from the side of the nail. These stripes should all be the same length except for the middle stripe, which should extend slightly farther. Next to the end of the middle stripe, paint on a “10” to represent the 10-yard line.
  4. On pointer nail, use a black striper polish, like FingerPaints Striping Polish in Ch-Art-Coal (Buy from Sally Beauty, $3.49), and paint vertical stripes across the nail.
  5. Seal all nails with matte top coat, like wet n wild Wild Shine Matte Top Coat (Buy from Amazon, $1.29).

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