beauty trends 10 Holiday Nail Designs We're Trying to Recreate This Year

A shiny new set of nails is the perfect accessory for any holiday party.

November 09, 2022
Holiday Nail Designs

When it comes to the holidays, you likely already have your eye on holiday makeup looks, outfits, and hairstyles. One area that doesn’t get as much holiday love is nail looks, but your nails are actually the perfect place to show just how much you love the holidays — so if you’re looking for inspiration for a holiday-themed set, you’ve come to the right place. 

We’ve compiled a list of holiday nails that you can recreate, including classic Christmas trees and trendy French tip designs. Keep reading for 10 holiday nail designs that will complement any holiday party or office get together.

1. Christmas Tree Nails

There will be no confusion about whether or not you’re ready for the holidays with these nails. Have your nail tech draw a Christmas tree on one finger as an accent, or on all of your fingers for a bold look, then apply a glittery gold border on each nail.

2. Glittery Fuchsia Nails

The perfect shade for any holiday party, a bright fuschia shade is a party starter. You can either opt for a solid pink shade with a glitter top coat, or you can go for a nail polish that already has the glitter accent mixed in.

3. Candy Cane Nails

You’ll want to take a bite out of these nails with the sweet design. Go for a background shade like white or tan for a subtle look, or opt for blue or purple for a pop of color. This design also suits a multitude of nail shapes.

4. French Tip With Snowflake Designs

French tip nails are a classic for a reason, and the snowflake design on your pointer and ring finger adds a festive twist to the fan-favorite. The rounded shape also perfectly complements the soft look of the French tip and snowflake design.

5. Sweater-Inspired Nails

These nails take inspiration from Fair Isle holiday sweaters that feature motifs like deer, snowflakes, dots, and can freestyle the design to be different on each finger for a unique look.

6. Chrome French Tips

The shininess of chrome tips is perfectly party-ready and it plays well with the French tip trend. You can go for any shade of chrome but this rose gold shade is a great choice. Pair it with a shiny holiday dress for a full holiday look.

7. Green and Gold Rhinestones

Alternate the color green and gold on your nails, then apply green and gold rhinestones in a vertical line on one of your nails.

8. Black Glitter Snowflake Design

The color black can be just as festive as white or red, especially when it’s paired with eye-catching glitter. Have your nail tech draw on a snowflake design with glue for an accent nail. To complete the look, shake glittery black acrylic powder over the glue, which will leave you with a stunning nail look.

9. Blue Ombré Nails

Ombré is always a great design choice for nails because it gives you a two-in-one look. Blue is a great choice for all the holidays but especially for those celebrating Hanukkah. Try a square shape for a look that is both trendy and classic.

10. Holiday Marble Nails

Marble nails work during any season, and it’s easy to add a festive holiday touch by using shades of red, green, gold, and cream for your next manicure. You can also go for the full marble look or or take an edgy approach and have the marble only cover half of each nail.

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Written By: Témi Adebowale, Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Production Assistant: Jason Parigian, Digital Tech: Sam Kang, Photo Assistant: Hannah Lewis-Lopes, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi , Wardrobe Stylist: Melina Kemph, Wardrobe Assistant: Kayla Martinez, Prop Stylist: Katrina Rozeville, Prop Assistant: Zach Molina, Model: Alexandra Cunningham