Festive nail art ideas for the holiday season

If you're still looking for inspiration for festive nail art this Christmas, take a look at these jolly holiday-themed looks, as seen on Instagram.

Winter foliage
Bring your own mistletoe with you wherever you go, by painting it on to your nails. This delicate winter foliage look highlighted by the Portland nail salon Finger Bang (@fingerbangportland) features red berries for a pop of festive color.


Snowflakes
Make a low-key manicure pop with a snowflake accent nail, like the one seen in this look from former nail technician Dip Nails (@sp_nails1). A touch of silver sparkle keeps things extra pretty.


Baubles and all
This nail art from Utah-based nail technician Taryn's Nails (@taryns.nails) serves up a full festive feast -- it features a Christmas tree with baubles, a Santa Claus, a bunch of holly and some candy cane stripes. 

Reindeer
Beauty influencer Vanessa Wilczewska (@beautyvtricks) has come up with a striking manicure that features a hand-painted reindeer. For a tutorial, see https://www.instagram.com/p/B6XsSyhAijn/

Winter scenes
If red and green hues feel too garish, take a leaf out of the nail and makeup artist Abril Lopez's book (@lirbanails), and opt for a chic palette of cool pinks and blues -- perfect for playing around with wintery motifs.