6 Cute Non-Holiday Holiday Manicures To Try This Season

Skip the candy cane decals, please

Photo by Savanna Ruedy

Thanksgiving is now just days away, which means that before we know it, we’ll be hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” blasting everywhere from the grocery store to the club and all the shop windows will be covered in glittering holiday lights.

That also means that those holiday parties we said “yes” to are too just around the corner. On top of making sure our outfits and makeup are on point, we should also be showing our nails some love. What could be more fun than a festive holiday nail to coincide with our sparkling party frocks?

However, we must keep in mind that holiday manicures have a reputation for being pretty cheesy at times—it’s not very hard to go from “cute” to “ugly Christmas sweater status.” With this in mind, we turned to expert nail artist Miss Pop to help us come up with six non-holiday holiday manicures—you know, the ones that are festive without trying too hard. You won’t be seeing any menorahs or reindeer decals on these styles, that’s for sure.

All six of these trends are appropriate enough for all of the soirees you’re cramming into your schedule next month, but also versatile enough to give a go year-round. Bonus? These are all relatively easy enough to try at home. Even the most novice of DIY nail artists can pull these off (though some will require a bit of a steady hand).

Click through to the gallery below to learn how to incorporate some holiday cheer into your nail look, without getting too carried away.    

Photographer: Savanna Ruedy
Nail Artist: Miss Pop
Prop Stylist: Cecilia Elguero
Models: Anastasia at One Management, Anna Riccardi