Beauty Nails 10 Holiday Nail Art Ideas to Get You Feeling Festive Celebrate the season in style. By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 9, 2022 @ 03:12PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article Seeing Stars Festive French Candy Cane Swirls Christmas Lights Red Ombré Frosted Ice Let It Snow All That Glitters Is Gold Chic Wrapping Paper Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Photo: opi/Instagram, betina_goldstein/Instagram 'Tis the season for fuzzy pajamas, eggnog, decking the halls with as much red and green decor as possible — and festive manicures that match your holiday spirit. There's no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, and the same goes for your mani to match. Whether you like to keep your nail art classic with snowflakes, extra with a ton of gold glitter, or subtle with a hint of shimmery sparkles, there are holiday manicures out there for both nail art maximalists and minimalists — and anything in between. So, make a cup of hot cocoa, turn on your favorite Hallmark holiday movie, and screenshot which of the following festive manicures you're going to try this year. From red and green swirls to icy white shimmer nail polish, the following 10 nail art ideas will help you celebrate the holiday season in style. Get Ready to See These 11 Nail Trends Everywhere 1. Seeing Stars Instagram @betina_goldstein This manicure sparkles like the star on top of your Christmas tree. Here, manicurist Betina Goldstein used nail jewels to create the design on a clear base. 2. Festive French This seasonally appropriate French manicure features red trips and a swipe of multicolored glitter polish. The exact shades editorial manicurist Mimi D used? OPI's Big Apple Red ($11, amazon.com) and You Had Me at Confetti ($11, amazon.com). 3. Candy Cane Swirls Instagram @nailartbysig Channel the classic holiday treat with this swirly manicure by Sigourney Nuñez. The nail artist went with OPI's Alpine Snow and a red polish for the white and red swirls, and gold and green lacquers for the others. 4. Christmas Lights Instagram @thehangedit The combination of deep navy blue and the colorful polka dot accent nail reminds us of twinkling Christmas lights at night. 5. Red Ombré Instagram @oliveandjune Why choose one of your holiday reds, when you can wear all of them? Use five different shades, starting with the darkest on your thumb, to create a cool ombré effect. 6. Frosted Ice Instagram @essie Not feeling full-on glitter polish, but still want a holiday manicure with a little shimmer? Try a frosted white nail polish like Essie's Crystal Clear Intentions. It's an opalescent polish with multidimensional shimmer that will remind you of the morning sun reflecting off a fresh pile of snow. 7. Let It Snow Instagram @paintbucketnails Speaking of icy, no manicure screams "holidays" like classic white French tips paired with a snowflake accent nail. 8. All That Glitters Is Gold Instagram @paintboxnails Adding a swipe of gold glitter over your base instantly makes any neutral polish feel festive. If you're into this slate blue and gold combination, the exact shades are Paintbox's Like Gilded and Like Wonder. 9. Chic Wrapping Paper Instagram @natalieminervanails This festive design by manicurist Natalie Minerva is reminiscent of beautifully wrapped gifts under a Christmas tree. Use white polish as your base, then a nail art brush to paint the gold stripes. Finish by adding nail jewels for a little sparkle. 10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Instagram @opi A black shimmer nail polish looks like twinkling stars in the winter night sky. And the beauty of this manicure is that all you have to do is simply paint your nails with OPI's Turn Bright After Sunset to recreate it.