Teddy Bear Nail Art: A Cute Trend for Nail Technicians

Teddy Bear Nail Art: A Cute Trend for Nail Technicians


Teddy bear nail art is a fun and adorable trend that has been capturing the hearts of nail art enthusiasts worldwide. This style, which features the cute and cuddly teddy bear, adds a playful and whimsical touch to any manicure. As a nail technician ( or nail tech student), mastering this nail art design can provide a unique offering to your clients and set you apart in the industry. And the best thing about it, you can do it under 2 minutes, which makes it super salon friendly nail art too. 

The Appeal of Teddy Bear Nail Art

Teddy bear nail art is not just about the cuteness factor. It’s a form of expression that allows clients to showcase their personality and style. The teddy bear, a symbol of comfort and nostalgia, resonates with many people, making this design a popular choice for clients of all ages.

What You Will Need

To create tweed nails, you will need the following items:
• Light brown gel colour
• White gel colour
• Black gel colour
Brown gel colour
Matte top gel
• Clear acrylic powder
Soft brush
• Dotting tool
Nail art brush

Creating Teddy Bear Nail Art

Creating teddy bear nail art requires precision, creativity, and a steady hand. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you master this design.
Step 1: paint the nails with light milky brown gel and cure.
Step 2: Apply matt top gel and cure.
Step 3: let's create his mouth with white gel but don't cure. Sprinkle over clear acrylic powder and then cure. 
Step 4: After curing time, brush off the extra acrylic powder with a soft brush. 
Step 5: with a dotting tool and black gel polish, create his nose. Cure.
Step 6: with a darker brown gel colour and dotting tool, create his eyes. Cure.
Step 7: using the same colour and a nail art brush, paint on his eyebrows. Cure.
Step 8: mix together a little bit of white gel with milky brown gel and use this mixture to create his ears. Don't cure. Sprinkle over with acrylic powder. Cure.
Step 9: use a soft brush to take off the extra acrylic powder and enjoy your design. 

Tips for Perfect Teddy Bear Nail Art

Practice Makes Perfect: Like any nail art design, mastering the teddy bear design takes practice. Don’t be discouraged if your first few attempts don’t turn out as expected. Keep practicing, and you’ll get the hang of it.
Invest in Quality Tools: Good quality brushes and dotting tools can make a significant difference in your nail art. They allow for more precision and control, which is crucial for detailed designs like the teddy bear.
Stay Updated with Trends: Nail art trends are constantly evolving. Stay updated with the latest trends and techniques to keep your designs fresh and relevant.


Teddy bear nail art is a delightful trend that adds a touch of charm to any manicure. As a nail technician, embracing this trend not only enhances your skill set but also provides a unique service to your clients. So grab your tools, unleash your creativity, and start creating adorable teddy bear nail art designs today!
Lots of Nail Love, 
Susan x
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