These 11 nail art ideas are perfect for adding a fresh feel to your holiday style. From rich fall hues to festive designs, each of these looks is easy to master and fun to wear.
Striped nails are all the rage right now and you can blend this simple design with any seasonal colors for an ultra-chic look. Color blocking with the shades of the season is an easy way to get in the festive spirit! Dress them up a bit with a little nail sticker.
2. Chevron Glitter
The chevron pattern is easy to create, and it gives nails instant sophistication. For a cool, modern feel, pair this design with both solid and glitter nail polish.
3. Festive Designs
From Christmas-themed elves to festive fall foliage, seasonal designs make great nail art inspiration. This look is also a great way to spruce up your outfit at a holiday-themed party.
4. Art Deco
Rich hues of burgundy and gold give nails an elegant art deco look and pair well with most fall clothing and accessories. Alternate gold and red backgrounds with intricate designs of the opposite color.
5. Half-Moon Stamps
For a truly unique look, use a stamp to add metallic overlays to your favorite nail polish. Pair with glitter polish for even more pizazz.
Matte nail polish is everywhere this season, and you can find some stunning matte polishes in your favorite shades. Create a stripe of matte on top of shimmery or glossy polish for sleek contrast.
7. Glitter Gradient
A gradient of glitter with concentrated glitter polish at the tip of the nail fading into a solid base creates a chic look fit for any occasion. This is a great way to breathe new life into an old shade.
8. Gradual Gradient
Start off with a dark base of red, green or blue and use a makeup sponge to add progressively darker layers of a deeper hue. The base of your nails should be solid, fading into the darker hue at the tips.
9. Charming Pumpkins
Turn your nails into a seasonal canvas with a solid white base and pumpkins painted on the tips. For this look, you will need a strong orange color for the body of the pumpkin, green for the stem and red or dark orange for the accents.
10. Geometric Designs
Geometric shapes are a great way to get creative with your nails. The best part about this look is that you can create a unique and intricate design on each nail for an asymmetrical look. It is incredibly easy to cover up your mistakes, making this a great type of nail art for beginners to try.
11. Jewel Tones
Add some glamor to your look with solid jewel tones. You can alternate complementary jewel tones of amethyst, jade, and ruby on each nail for a fresh take on the look. Accent each nail with press-on rhinestones or small faux-gold pieces for even more glamor.
With these simple but unique nail art ideas, your manicure is sure to fetch some compliments over the holidays. Mix and match ideas for a look that is customized to your tastes.