Just tips were painted maroon at Tanya Taylor’s Fall 2017 show. The crescent shape will turn heads at your office Christmas party.
Avoid any candy cane comparisons by only adding red swipes to a couple whitish beige nails.
Why let your nails have all the fun? Add some gold glitter to your cuticles for a sparkly statement.
Ring in the new year with this daring black and silver holiday nail look from the Monse Fall 2017 show.
Red, green and gold are traditional holiday colors, but this nail art look is a thoroughly modern take.
Rose gold will definitely be trending for the holidays. This textured take is more appealing than your standard metallic mani.
Ruby red holiday nails get an upgrade courtesy of this eye-catching speckled design.
Mix and match as you say farewell to 2017 by painting one hand deep purple and the other shiny silver. Or you could always go a step further and alternate the colors on each hand.
Go half-and-half this season by sporting silver and burgundy together. With this pairing, your holiday nails can take you from Christmas straight through New Year’s Eve.
A fun spin, or rather swirl, on candy cane holiday nails. The design really pops on wine-colored nails.
Red and gold were made next level with the introduction of a playful magenta pink at Christian Siriano’s Fall 2017 show.
The red tips are expected this time of year; the gunmetal shimmer base isn’t.
Cranberries are the official fruit of the holidays. Pay tribute with this dashing nail art.
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.