One of the best parts of the holiday season? All the looks that come with it, from holiday party hairstyles to makeup looks, and of course creative nail designs. If you love having fun with your nails, it’s the perfect time of year to go all out. And if your nail preference leans more on the subtle side, but you still want a touch of festive spirit, we have looks for you as well! From bows to candy canes, Christmas trees, snowflakes, and more, here are 15 Christmas nail designs to elevate your holiday look!
15 Christmas Nail Designs
1. Statement Bow
We absolutely love these red French tips with the bow on the ring finger. It’s super pretty and festive without being too over the top. It’s the perfect way to put a holiday-inspired twist on the classic French mani.
2. Christmas Tree Farm
This design brings me right back to the Christmas tree farm and choosing the perfect tree for my family home. I love the different tree designs combined with the bright white snowflakes. The neutral shade underneath is just the right base for this design.
3. French Tips with Candy Canes
Love a classic French tip? Add some Christmas spirit with these tiny candy canes. They’re so cute and perfect for the holiday season. And since the base is nude, you don’t have to worry too much about grow-out!
4. Icy Snowflakes
Icy blue nails pair perfectly with white stripes and snowflakes. With a different design on each nail, it’s a fun look to sport throughout December. This mani is perfect for the winter season, and is great if you don’t want to go full out on a Christmas design.
5. Holly Nails
Holly has long been associated with Christmas- its red and green colours work perfectly against a white French mani. Ask your nail technician to place each of the holly plants toward the inside of each nail, as is shown in this design. It will help elongate your fingers.
6. Christmas Lights
This intricate Christmas light design is so subtle but truly gorgeous. Ask for a classic French tip as your base, and have the lights hanging at the edge of the white tips for some simple, festive fun.
7. Cool Girl Christmas Tree
If you’re looking for a design that’s more on the simple side, but still want to indulge the holiday season, this may be the perfect one for you. Choose a dark green you love for four of your nails, and on the fifth one, have your artist paint a simple tree with a gold star topper.
8. Reindeer Nails
How darling is this design? The little reindeer faces are adorable and the other designs and polish colours work so flawlessly with them. You immediately think of the holiday season upon seeing them and it’s a wonderful design option for shorter nails.
9. Candy Cane Tips
From the red and white tips to the glittery base, we love everything about this candy cane nail design. We’re also fond of how she extended the tip on the ring finger to create the shape of a candy cane. Do this on one or a few of your nails to really get into the Christmas spirit.
10. Santa Hat and Pearls
Red tips work perfectly for the holiday season, and we love the bright red shade used in this inspo photo. The santa hat on the ring finger adds some festive fun, while the pearls placed on the remaining nails add a touch of wintery elegance.
11. Gift Wrapped Nails
This is another simple design if you don’t want to go all out with holiday cheer. Ask for a combination of fully painted nails and green tips, and save one nail for the glittery gift design. Choose a gold glitter base and ask for a delicate gift ribbon design on top!
12. Cute Christmas Trees
This nail design is super subtle, so it’s perfect for the neutral nail girlies who just want a little touch of Christmas. Choose your favourite nude shade for the base, then pick a trendy green for the tree outlines. We love this bright metallic green, but you could also go darker if you want it to stand out a bit more.
13. Festive Polka Dots
This design is super simple to create, and it’s a subtle holiday look you can wear all through the season. They used red, green, gold, and silver, but you can choose your own holiday colours to sport. Use two colours, use all four, or switch some of them out with other wintery tones.
14. Pink Bows
These pink bows are oh, so darling, and we love how this design steps away from the classic red and green holiday nails. You can ask for the bows in the colour of your choice, and don’t forget the tiny pearls in the centre. Glazed donut nails as the base is also *chef’s kiss*.
15. Holiday Tartan
This simple red and green tartan design is incredibly chic, and is awesome for those with short nails. Ask for a creamy neutral base, then choose a few of your nails for the tartan design. Leaving some of your nails blank elevates the look.
If you’re feeling festive this holiday season, these nail designs are an incredible way to show your holiday spirit in a chic and stylish way!
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