How to Do Sexy Black to Red Ombre Nails at Home the Easy Way

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$15
1 Hour
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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do black to red ombre nails easily at home. This vampy look would be perfect for a night out or for Halloween! The gradient effect is quick and easy to create, and I’ll be showing you step by step.


Let’s get into it and transform our fingertips with a fun red and black nails design!

Tools and materials:

  • Bright red nail polish
  • Nail protectors
  • Dark red nail polish
  • Black or plum nail polish
  • Sponge
  • Top coat
Nails painted bright red

1. Paint your nails bright red

You want to start by painting your nails bright red and wait for them to completely dry.

Wearing nail protectors

2. Apply nail protectors

Next, apply nail protectors around your nails to protect your cuticles. You could also use tape or something similar.

How to do red and black gradient nails

3. Apply nail polish to a sponge

For the best results, you’re going to want three different shades: a bright red (the same that you already applied to your nails), a darker red, and a black or plum color. The darker red is a transition color, so it really helps to blend the red and black ombre together.

Creating red and black ombre nail designs

Apply the colors to a sponge from lightest to darkest, overlapping them a little, so that they blend better.

Applying red and black ombre nails

4. Dab sponge on the nail

Dab the sponge on the nail gently, from lightest to darkest. I’m keeping the lighter color at the nail and the darker color at the tip. Remember to do this the same way round for all nails. Apply two coats to every nail.

Red and black nails design

At the very end of the nail, add a little more of the darkest color so that it’s more concentrated.

Applying a clear top coat to nails

5. Apply a clear top coat

Apply a clear top coat to melt the colors together and give a clean finish. You can really see the difference between the nails with a top coat and the nails without, so don’t skip this step.

Black and red ombre nails tutorial

Black to red ombre nails tutorial

Here you have the finished black to red ombre nails! Like I said, this red and black gradient design would be perfect for Halloween or any occasion where you’d like to wear dark nails.


Let me know in the comments what you think of this tutorial and whether you’ll be trying out this red and black nails design yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Bright red nail polish
  • Nail protectors
  • Dark red nail polish
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  • Jude Jude on Sep 24, 2021

    OK but need to buy nail protectors. Where?

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    • Sam50318307 Sam50318307 on Sep 27, 2021

      Amazon

  • Debi O'Brien Debi O'Brien on Feb 09, 2022

    beautiful

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