36 Trending Holiday Nails for Every Season & Occasion

Updated on February 2, 2024
Quan Wen By Quan Wen
Quan Wen

Lead editor at Zohna, yogi and clean beauty fanatic

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    Holiday NailsPIN

    Holidays remind us to slow down, breathe, and appreciate everything around us. It’s a time to nourish our souls and recharge our spirits.

    And we have just the thing to help you do that!

    Our favorite 36 super awesome holiday nails.

    Tis the season to be extra, after all. So, if you’ve ever wondered how Santa’s elves manage to maintain flawless manicures while crafting toys at the North Pole, you’re in the right place.

    We’re talking more glitz than a tinsel explosion and more shine than Rudolph’s nose on a foggy night. It’s time to jingle all the way to the salon because your nails deserve to slay this holiday season.

    Simple Holiday Nails

    Not into extravagant designs? No worries! These simple holiday nails make a statement. Opt for a classic nude shade, add a pine tree nail art, and sprinkle a touch of glitter for a subtle festive look. Keeping it simple doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style!

    Red Holiday Nails

    Red is the ultimate holiday color, and there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate it into your nail art. From deep crimson to bright cherry, there’s a shade of red for every preference. Add Christmas tree nail art or a Santa hat design for extra flair!

    Green Holiday Nails

    Green nails are perfect for embracing the holiday spirit. Whether you choose a traditional dark green, a vibrant emerald, or a trendy sage shade, don’t forget to include the raised design so that your nails will be the epitome of festiveness.

    Zohna Tip

    Add some gold or silver glitter to make them stand out!

    Cute Holiday Nails

    If cute and whimsical is more your style, there are plenty of adorable holiday nail designs to choose from. Try out different nail art designs, including:

    • Reindeer
    • Snowmen
    • Penguins
    • Gingerbread men
    • Presents

    These sweet little characters will bring a smile to your face whenever you look down at your nails.

    White Holiday Nails

    White nails may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of holiday nails, but they can be just as stunning as the traditional festive colors. Opt for a crisp white manicure and add some silver or gold accents on a clear base for a touch of luxury.

    Zohna Tip

    Use a thin brush or nail art pen to draw delicate snowflakes on each nail.

    Black Holiday Nails

    For those who prefer a darker aesthetic, black holiday nails are a great choice. Black can be surprisingly versatile and make other colors pop, just like the white stripes and starry nail art.

    Short Holiday Nails

    Not everyone has long nails, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fabulous holiday nails. Short nails can still rock festive designs! Keep it simple with a solid holiday-colored manicure or experiment with fun and intricate nail art on a smaller canvas. A great option for short nails is a minimalist design.

    Neutral Holiday Nails

    If bold colors and intricate designs aren’t your thing, neutral holiday nails are a fantastic choice.

    Try shades such as:

    • Beige
    • Taupe
    • Gray
    • Pink

    These colors can evoke the holiday spirit while maintaining a more subdued, elegant look.

    Zohna Tip

    Create a simple yet stunning look by painting your nails a soft pink and adding a delicate silver or gold French tip on each nail.

    Holiday Gel Nails

    Gel nails are popular for holiday manicures because they offer long-lasting wear and a flawless finish. To achieve the perfect holiday look with gel polish, you can experiment with various:

    • Colors
    • Designs
    • Finishes

    Holiday Dip Nails

    Dip powder nails are another popular choice for holiday manicures. The powder creates a durable and long-lasting manicure that’s resistant to chipping. Plus, the range of colors and designs available with dip powder nails is extensive. For a unique twist, go for green nail polish and gold flakes on the ring fingers.

    Classy Holiday Nails

    If you’re aiming for a sophisticated and classy look, there are plenty of options to achieve that. Opt for classic shades like deep pink or rich navy blue that add a pop of color.

    Enhance the elegance by adding some:

    1. Gold foil accents
    2. Delicate rhinestones
    3. Glitter

    Blue Holiday Nails

    While blue might not be the first color that comes to mind for holiday nails, it can create a stunning wintry look. Choose shades such as:

    1. Deep navy
    2. Icy blue
    3. Sparkling turquoise

    Add some snowflake or icicle decals for a cold and enchanting effect.

    Pink Holiday Nails

    Pink can be feminine, fun, and festive. Opt for shades like dusty rose, blush, or hot pink to add a splash of vibrancy to your holiday look. Experiment with glitter, rhinestones, or cute swirly designs with star nail art to create something stunning.

    Summer Holiday Nails

    If you’re celebrating the holiday season in a warmer climate, why not embrace the summer vibes in your nail art? Paint each nail a different summery shade like watermelon pink, lemon yellow, or orange sunset. Summer nails offer a playful and refreshing look, perfect for warmer holiday destinations.

    Zohna Tip

    Add some tropical patterns or palm tree decals for a beachy twist!

    Holiday Christmas Nails

    Of course, we can’t forget about these classic Christmas nails! Paint your nails green, mixing and matching in between, then add thin stripes to mimic the iconic holiday treat (candy cane.) It’s simple yet instantly recognizable!

    Gold Holiday Nails

    Gold nails are the epitome of luxury and glamor. Whether you go for a solid gold manicure or incorporate gold into your French tips, you’re sure to make a statement.

    For a striking combination, pair gold nails with:

    1. Black
    2. Red
    3. Green

    Disney Holiday Nails

    With some Disney-inspired designs, add a touch of childhood nostalgia to your holiday nails. Whether you’re a fan of Mickey Mouse, Elsa from Frozen, or Winnie the Pooh, there’s a Disney character for everyone.

    Nude Holiday Nails

    If you prefer a more understated look, these nude holiday nails are excellent. Choose a neutral shade that complements your skin tone, and add some delicate rhinestones to finish off the look.

    Winter Holiday Nails

    Embrace the beauty of the winter season with nail designs that capture the essence of snow, mistletoes, and starry nights. Think of shades like icy blue, silver, and white. For an added effect, add some glitter or rhinestones to mimic glistening snowflakes on your winter nails.

    Holiday Acrylic Nails

    A beautiful option is these pink nails and black heart design. Paint your acrylic nails pink and create a black nail art heart on the ring fingers only, for something that matches the holiday season, but is uniquely you!

    Beach Holiday Nails

    Who says holiday nails are only for the snow? Embrace the sunny side with beach-inspired holiday nails. Whether you’re planning a beach getaway or simply want to bring a slice of paradise into your everyday life, these beach holiday nails will transport you to a world of sun, sand, and endless relaxation.

    Holiday Party Nails

    Ready to dance the night away at your next holiday soirée? Your nails should be just as dazzling as your dance moves. Welcome the festive spirit with bold, vibrant colors and a massive sprinkle of glitter (to get that extra sparkle, you know.)

    Elegant Holiday Nails

    If understated beauty is more your style, you’ll be smitten with these elegant holiday nails. To amp up the elegance, add silver glitter on the tip, delicate floral designs, or soft pearly finishes.

    Holiday Coffin Nails

    Holiday Coffin Nails