Christmas is one of the most joyous holidays of the year, and it’s only natural that you would want to reflect this special time on your nails. The range of Christmas nail ideas is endless and there’s something for everyone, from classic red, white, and green combos to more modern designs with a less traditional twist.
Red is a great choice for this season, and it pairs well with almost any skin tone and can really bring the festive spirit to your nails. Deep reds are especially popular this year and look fantastic with darker skin tones.
Blue is another popular color for the holiday season, and it has a subtle winter feel to it that goes perfectly with any nail shape and length. For an extra bit of sparkle, try using a gold or silver glitter polish to finish your look off.
Snowflakes are a classic and timeless design for Christmas, and they make a perfect accent for this look. Whether you’re painting them freehand or adding decals, these intricate flakes are sure to catch eyes and put you in the festive spirit.
If you’re looking for something a little more dainty, these delicate holly berries are just the thing. They’re easy to replicate and make a lovely, unique design that will give your nails a seasonal twist.
Foiled ribbons of silver and gold remind us of the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song, but they’re also super classy (no pun intended). These glittery appliques are a simple yet elegant option for your nails this year.
Textured nails are another way to add a touch of sophistication to your look this season, and they’re the perfect addition to your Christmas manicures. Unlike a traditional glittery manicure that can be easily damaged and scratched, textured designs are designed to have more of a 3D look without being too glitzy and sparkly.
The best part is that you can create these designs yourself and no matter your skill level, you’ll have a gorgeous and stylish set of Christmas nails. Just remember that you’ll need to do your research and decide what looks best for your own unique style and tastes!
There are many different types of textured nail art, from raised patterns to images. The best thing about textured nails is that they’re more durable and long-lasting than a regular manicure, so they’re ideal for your holidays.
For more Christmas-inspired nail looks, check out our Christmas Pinterest board below!
Simple Christmas Nails
Having a simple, no-fuss nail look is the perfect way to get into the festive mood this season. This is an excellent option if you don’t have time to spend a lot of money on a nail salon visit, or if you prefer a more laid-back approach to your nail designs. This look is particularly good for those with short or thick nails, as the lack of detail means it can be worn on any length and shape.
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated and timeless design, try using a French tip to achieve the look below. This is a cute and simple holiday look that can be recreated with any type of nail polish, including neutral shades like pinks and beiges.