Gorgeous Christmas Nail Designs You’ll Want to Wear Into 2016

For all the ladies (and men) in the place with style and grace.

Christmas is swiftly approaching and you know you want to be primped and polished for all of those holiday pictures. While it’s cute to wear 10 little elves, candy canes and Santas on your fingernails, these kinds of designs come with an expiration date. Why pay $75 or more for nail art that won’t even be relevant one day after Christmas?

To help you in your quest for ~fresh~ and tasteful nails, we’ve found some gorgeous styles that are Christmassy enough to wear for the holidays, but subtle enough to wear into the new year, too. Check out these beautiful, intricate and timeless nail styles you won’t want to take off this season and follow the nail artists on Instagram for more nailspiration.

  • 1 By @cndworld
    This gold and white nail design comes from Creative Nail Design (CND), of which Jan Arnold is the co-founder and style director. Jan was a judge on Oxygen’s Nail’d It, a reality show contest featuring some of the best up-and-coming nail artists.

  • Chelsea King is an LA-based nail artist who has done nails for Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice, Katy Perry and more. You can find her on Instagram and Snapchat (@chelseaqueen) for nail art tips and tricks.

  • 3 By @tombachik
    Will you be opting for silver or gold nails this season? Nail artist Tom “The Rad Manicurist” Bachik thinks you can do both and we’re here for it.

  • That is indeed a sparkle Christmas tree. Peep @ohmygoshpolish’s tutorial video to recreate the look for yourself.

  • 5 By @mpnails
    Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole posted this beautiful star design. Star of wonder, star of night, you feel?

  • You can wear this design by editorial manicurist Jin Soon Choi this month, next month and all year long. Like Taylor Swift, it will never go out of style.

  • Make this wrapped design your Christmas present to yourself. Try it out in red and green hues to play up the Christmas vibes.

  • 8 By @valleynyc
    New York City nail salon Valley Nails’ green holiday nail art is quiet, but fierce.

  • This intricate and stunning nail art by Jin Soon Choi incorporates Christmas hues with a trendy twist.

  • Certified nail technician Winnie Huang’s wintry white design is perfect for transitioning from Christmas to New Year’s Eve nails.

  • Nail artist Bella Ritchey’s fiery holiday nails aren’t for the faint of heart.

  • NYC-based nail salon Vanity Projects is serving up all of the sparkle and glam you want on your nails this season.

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