We love the holiday season and we especially love getting our nails into the Christmas spirit too. There are so many fun and festive holiday designs that you can copy this winter season to keep your nails on point, whether you do your own nail art at home or head to the salon, and here are our favorites for the season!
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Nail design is so unique to the person who’s wearing them. Some like louder patterns with festive colors and designs and others would rather do a more subtle and sophisticated looking nail, but still want something pretty for the season (and some are kind of in the middle who want a little fun but not too much).
Lucky for you, we’ve got ideas to satisfy all manicure tastes!
LET IT SNOW
Adding snowflakes (large and small) with some snow banks is a cute way to bring on the winter weather.
These forest green nails with greenery decorations are delicate and festive without being too busy.
These fun little Santa faces will leave you feeling jolly!
PINK AND RED TIPS
These fun tips with the gold stars and gems add color and pattern to your holiday mani.
This wavy green pattern is modern but keeps you in the Christmas color palette.
MODERN COLOR BLOCK
This pattern has a modern nutcracker vibe and is the perfect blend of red and gold.
ROSE GOLD SHIMMER
This design with double outlined glitter French tips is perfect for Christmas into New Year’s Eve.
GOLD DOT MANI
These gold dots along a reverse French tip line are easy and simple but still chic for a bit of festive gold.
EVERGREEN FRENCH TIPS
Pick your favorite shade of green and do a French tip for a colorful take on a classic.
CANDY CANE LANE
An all over candy cane design is sure to keep your nails looking sweet this holiday.
Go high style with this wavy gold tip design.
For a monochromatic Christmas look, a classic high shine red manicure is a classic for a reason.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
Make your nails a winter wonderland with a cute snowman and snow covered trees.
These silver glitter French tip outlines are just the right touch of sparkle.
This adorable Santa hat idea is one of our favorites and looks really pretty with an almond shaped nail.
Layer smaller gold glitter under larger chunks of glitter for a super sparkly textured holiday look.
CANDY CANE WAVES
If literally candy canes are too cutesy for you, try this modern take with candy cane colored waves!
These forest green and nude color block nails are a statement in a sleek modern way.
This minty green cat eye mani gives the look of soft velvet and it’s so pretty!
Modern but keeping in the holiday metallic theme are these fun swirl nails.
WRAPPED WITH A BOW
These bow nails are cute and festive without being too busy or overboard.
For a pop of holiday color, these berry tipped nails are perfect to keep things classy but festive.
These hologram nails remind us of pretty icicles and will still look on trend for New Year’s Eve.
These candy cane and holly nails will make your spirits bright!
For a holiday twist on the classic French manicure, try this doubled lined glitter option to add a little ooh la la.
For a classy minimalist look, try a green mani but make it matte for a modern twist.
Silver frosted French tips bring the holiday sparkle in all the best ways.
CANDY CANE STRIPER
Glitter outlined candy cane stripes is the ultimate look for the Christmas nail maximalist.
OH CHRISTMAS TREE
Add a fun swirl of a Christmas tree to your hand for an evergreen touch.
SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME
These large snowflakes make a statement on each nail and on a nude background they are subtle yet sweet.
MAD FOR PLAID
Nothing says holiday spirit like a red and green plaid—so fun!
These white waves remind us of curving snow drifts in winter (and they would be really pretty in white glitter too!).
Why pick just one holiday icon when you can have all of them in one place for a truly festive vibe.
ALL THAT GLITTERS
These soft golden glitter tips are all you want for Christmas if Santa and candy cane nails aren’t your thing.
Since the holidays are officially sponsored by all things glittery, these icy hologram nails will look great by the fire as well as by the disco ball for New Year’s Eve.
ICE ICE BABY
These shimmery nails feature an ice shard design in a holographic silver and will go with any holiday look.
SNOW AND ICE
These icy glitter tips combined with full glitter nails and a cute snowflake design are just what winter ordered.
A bold candy cane nail design is the perfect amount of holiday kitsch for the festive-loving nail crowd.
While it may not be sparkly or colorful, the classic French tip design is always a good choice if you want to do something elegant for the season.
These sparkly squared-off nails are ideal for those who want to dip their toes into glitter without going overboard.
This fun design features holiday symbols as ornaments and spreads cheer all around.
You can ask for this cute design at the salon or get some gold star nail stickers and do it easily at home.