25 Feminine And Festive Christmas Manicure Inspo To Show Your Nail Tech

It’s Christmas time again, and that means it’s the best time of the year to embrace feminine and festive nail art. 

By Renée Walton2 min read
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Even if you’re not a nail art girl outside of December, the magic of the holiday season has a way of bringing out the playful and whimsical side of us all. From subtle micro Frenches to bold nail art and glitter, there’s a holly-jolly manicure to complement anyone’s Christmas style. Which one will you show your nail tech? 

O Christmas Tree 

Snow-covered Christmas trees give a festive flair to a neutral base color. Kick it up a notch with fun glitter or stickers for ornaments.  

Subtle Glam 

A glittery nail always seems like a New Year’s Eve thing, but this version is subtle enough to wear all December long. 

Evergreen and Gold 

There’s no better time than December for a deep, moody green manicure. Zhuzh it up with a sparkly gold design accent nail. 

Reindeer Games

Play up your nails with the most famous reindeer of all. Red tips give a French manicure a Christmas-y twist, but the Rudolph accent nail is the real star here.

Gingerbread Nails 

For nails that look good enough to eat, try a gingerbread-inspired design. 

Gingham-Inspired French Tips 

You can never go wrong with classic gingham. This chic and easy winter gingham-inspired nail can be done with any festive color combination your heart desires. 

Pearlized French 

Glam up your classic French manicure with pearlized polish. 

Black Fireworks

Nothing says NYE like a black, shimmery mani. Add a glitter top coat for even more glamor. 

Festive Frosty 

Looking for a playful way to show off your nails this season? This snowy neutral mani with a Frosty accent nail fits the bill.  

Simple Plaid 

Plaid is a classic Christmas pattern, so why not feature its cozy vibes on your nails? A red, green, and white color scheme never goes out of style, but any palette will leave you looking festive.

Santa Hats 

Pay homage to everyone’s favorite North Pole elf with Santa hat nails. One look at these, and you’ll secure your spot on the Nice List.

Snowy Night  

Need a mani to take you past the holidays? This sparkly dark blue nail featuring white snowflakes is festive, but won’t look out of place after all the decorations are down. 

Peppermint-Inspired French 

For a subtle twist on a candy cane pattern, try these peppermint-inspired French nails. 

Rose Gold Glitz

Sometimes a dash of glitter is all you need to take your nails from bland and ordinary to holly-jolly. 

Gold-Tipped Micro French 

A classic French with the most delicate gold tip is the chic and elevated look we’re coveting this holiday season. 

Candy Cane Love  

A sweet and tiny candy cane accent levels up any Christmas mani. Set it against a neutral base for a subdued look or a moody dark green polish for some holiday drama.  

Silver Glitter 

If silver is your preferred metallic, this sparkly New Year’s Eve mani is just for you. It’s the perfect neutral with a touch of glitz that complements any NYE outfit. 

Holiday De-light 

These colorful Christmas lights add the perfect touch of whimsy to your holiday ensemble.  They’re just the right amount of quirky, while not being completely over-the-top. 

Black and Gold Glam

Black and gold are the most iconic color combo to ring in the New Year. Play up a classic with a dash of glamorous sparkles. 

Holly and Red Berries 

Simple and festive with a touch of twinkle, these holly and red berry nails will keep you in the Christmas spirit all month long. 

Mod Christmas Trees 

Featuring a modern, geometric take on the classic Christmas tree, these cheerful nails will lift the spirits of even the biggest Grinch. 

Green Plaid and White Christmas Trees 

Embrace the coziness of the season with a dark green plaid mani. After all, you can never have enough plaid during the holidays – even when it comes to your nails. 

Tone-on-Tone Snowflakes 

This manicure’s shimmery brown accents are adorable, but the real star of the show is the white-on-white snowflakes. It’s the most subtle touch of chic that elevates any holiday look. 

Christmas Nail Stickers 

Save yourself a trip to the nail salon and invest in a set of fun and festive nail stickers. You’ll have a mani that’s merry and bright, without breaking the bank.

Femme Fatale Festive 

For our girls who prefer a darker, deeper aesthetic, these not-so-traditional nails are the best subtly sparkly way to embrace the holiday season without cramping your style.  

Closing Thoughts 

There’s no better time than December to have some fun at your manicure appointment. Embrace your childlike Christmas wonder and try a new nail look that’s playful and festive, but still feminine and chic. 

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