It’s quite easy to get into the holiday spirit, and being a female means wearing your holiday spirit right on your nails! Warm-toned colored polishes are welcomed into fall, and transition nicely throughout winter, with the addition of cool-toned silvers and whites. Getting your nails done is every females way of treating herself, and with all the stress surrounding the holidays, there’s nothing better! Holiday nail designs are an easy and super cute away to unload some stress while pampering yourself, holiday style. Here are 12 holiday nail designs that are festive AF!
1. Multicolored Neutrals
A cute way to share in the holiday spirit is different polish colors for different nails. This simplistic holiday nail design is easy to re-create, while still bringing in the holiday spirit. Neutral colors pair nicely with warm-toned reds or cool-toned deep greens, to create a classy Christmas look.
2. Santa Claus Mani
Red is always a welcomed polish color for the holidays, but including an accent figure of Mr. Santa Claus’s iconic red suit is an adorable holiday nail design idea. Follow @nailsbyjema on Instagram to find a variety of super cute holiday-inspired nails.
3. A Cool-Toned Christmas
A gray polish color is a winter-must. Dark grays, light grays, silvers, whites…all are welcomed here for a subtle holiday nail design. Including a small, white snowflake on an accent finger or two gives this mani a perfect holiday spin.
4. Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Everyone dreams of a White Christmas; the magic of snow falling is a treasured memory of the holidays. You can include the magical sparkle of a fresh snowfall right on your nails! This holiday nail design is delicate and cute, just like a snowflake! Follow @mireyaaxo on Instagram for more cutesy nail designs.
5. Champagne Pop
If darker nail polishes suit you better, have no fear. This holiday nail design is inspired by yet again, @nailsbyjema, and is perfect for holiday parties, and even better to keep around to ring in the new year! The glittered tips create a confetti-effect, which creates a cute pop of sparkle in contrast to a dark nail polish. This holiday nail design reminds of popping bottles of champagne on New Years Eve- cheers to that!
6. Candy Cane Stilettos
Candy canes are the epitome of Christmas. The simple color blocking makes for the perfect holiday nail art design. Creating a stiletto-shaped acrylic is a trendy way to show off more holiday spirit! Warm-toned reds work best for this candy cane inspired nail design.
7. Mistletoe Kisses
If you’re into more simplistic, clean nail art, @nailsbyjema has the perfect option to stay festive for the holiday season. Pairing a neutral base with a simple kiss of mistletoe holly is an adorable holiday nail design. Pick your favorite nude polish and you can’t go wrong!
8. Ornaments Aren’t Only Meant For Trees
A classic white nail is almost every girls favorite. The clean look makes skin look tanned and can be worn throughout every season of the year without fault. Instagram’s @idamarieo transform a classic white nail into a festive holiday nail design by including an ornament of two. You can choose the color and placement of your ornaments, and the white nail polish base will allow any color to pop!
9. A Blue Christmas
Cool-toned blues are almost as iconic as the Christmas song “Blue Christmas”. Deep navies or bright royals can be perfect when mixed with silver or white, and glitter accent nails creates the perfect holiday nail design. Instagram’s @solinsnaglar creates an elegant take on a blue Christmas with her coffin-shaped, sparkle mani. Adding a snowflake accent seals the holiday deal.
10. Merry Maroons
If you’re not a fan of bright Christmas red, or any flashy nail art, a deep maroon polish color still fits the holiday bill. This simple holiday nail design combines glosses with mattes, a unique play on a tradition manicure. Another design by @solinsnaglar creates a cranberry-inspired, holiday-appropriate nail look.
11. Monochromatic Magic
Chrome nails or holographic affects are super trendy in 2018. Using colors like silver, red, or even a forest green is the perfect holiday twist for a unique holiday nail design. Using long nail shapes like stilettos, coffins, or tapered square allows the chrome feature to really shine! Accent nails for different colors can be fun, or sticking to a monochromatic red or silver polish will really allow the chrome feature to pop!
12. Evergreen Wreath
Finishing off the list with another @nailsbyjema design, an forest green nail polish holds its own against a bright, merry red. Using an accent finger to create a wreath of gems, or a simpler Christmas tree design with polish, really completes the holiday nail design. Green is often overlooked during the holidays, with focus more on reds and wintery whites, however, a wide range of greens are complimentary during the fall season and beautiful transition into winter.
Whether you like to stay simple, or really show off your holiday spirit, these holiday nail designs are perfect for either or! Tis the season to treat yourself and be a little bit more extra!