Christmas nail art may not sound chic, but some of our favourite manicurists have proven that festive manicures can look truly luxurious. So, you can skip novelty baubles and mini snowmen if they give you the ick (although we’ll always back you on fun designs) and swap in holly red Frenchies, sheer sparkle and subtle motifs. There’s tons of stylish ways for your mani to nod to the season.
If you want to keep it simple, lean into cosy nail shades like chocolate, merlot and forest green – or if you’re more of a maximalist, we’ve seen cable-knit nails and bold candy cane stripes that are absolutely wearable.
Thinking of doing some Christmas nail art yourself? Look to nail stencils, press-on nails and nail stickers to help you achieve your desired finish without the hassle. Etsy and Amazon have heaps of designs, while Boots and ASOS are great for nail tools and press-ons. If not, treat yourself to a mani and put your nails in the hands of the experts.
Here’s some of our favourite Christmas nails to get you inspired…
A French mani that looks like Santas hat? It’s fun, chic and weirdly works perfectly.