Holiday nail art conjures up images of Santa suits, Christmas trees and candy cane stripes. But seasonal manicures don’t have to be kitschy. Think subtle sparkle, plenty of red and green along with metallic accents. You can also go glam for New Year’s Eve by embracing deep purples, rose gold and even unexpected shades like black for your holiday nails.
When it comes to finding inspiration for chic holiday nails, we turn to the pros. From top manicurists sharing their runway creations to nail polish brands offering up some unconventional nail art ideas, we (and Instagram) have got you covered.
Ready to be inspired? Here are 20 festive (not tacky) holiday nails guaranteed to make the season bright.