We have scoured the internet and social media for the best Christmas nail designs 2022. From glitter and sparkle galore, shiny metallic chrome and intricate nail art designs there truly is something for everyone regardless of nail length and style preference.
And if ever there was a time to dip your toe (or should that be finger) into a nail look that's a bit more fun it's now. Some people choose to be more playful with their makeup, fun glitter eye anyone? But if that feels a little bit too far from your beauty comfort zone then nails are a great way to experiment and try out trends that feels a bit safer. And the professionals agree: "over the last few years more and more of my clients have been asking for Christmas-inspired nails - everything from intricate nail art designs to glitter and sparkle. Even my clients who would usually wear more muted tones throughout the year have been really going all-out for Christmas," says celebrity nail technician, Michelle Class.
Her reasoning for why they're becoming more and more popular? "I think it's a way of bringing some festive cheer and joy to your look really easily and after what we've all been through over the last few years and potentially the next one, who doesn't want that?" And what's her number one piece of advice for getting your Christmas nail designs 2022 just right? "Choose a design or a colour that makes you smile, makes you feel good and brings you happiness." So whether you're looking to screengrab a Christmas nail look to take to your next salon appointment or you're going to give a DIY mani a go then here are some of the best Christmas nails designs 2022 we've seen. Perfect for the party season, NYE and 2023 too.
11 Christmas nail designs 2022
First, there were her viral glazed donut nails that went to stratospheric heights on TikTok and now Mrs Hailey Bieber has set the internet on fire again with her take on a classic french manicure with a Christmas candy cane twist or as she calls them glazed candy cane nails; a sheer glazed base with a glossy red tip. We predict that this will be the look you see the most at this year's Christmas and NYE parties and maybe on your own nails too?
Grown-up glitter mani
If you want a little sparkle and shimmer but don't want to look too tweeny then elevate a classic nude base with some rose gold glitter detail along the cuticle line and the nail edge. We love this one from Duck and Dry who are offering lovely Christmas manicures with prosecco at their Mayfair and Islington branches, the perfect way to prep for the festivities.
Christmas lights galore
Nothing says Christmas nail designs 2022 like some delicate Christmas lights strewn across your nailbed. And @paintbyjaz proves that you don't need long nails to show off nail art to perfection.
If you prefer a more neutral colour scheme but are looking to add a little fun to your next mani, then add a cute little sparkly Christmas pudding to one of the nails - delicious!
If a french tip is your go-to look during the rest of the year why not add a festive spin and swap out your usual white for silver glitter, @gelsbybry also shows how to add even more festive cheer by adding some delicate but chic ribbon detail too.
If silver isn't your thing: try gold glitter this festive season
Theres no need to commit to just one nail design christmas 2022, when you can mix it up and have a few different designs on each nails, @vwnails_ show how you can mix up nail art and look so chic, using gold glitter, chrome and white nail art, this combination of textures compliement eachother so well, we're dying to try this one.
Go for grinch
There is no better time to give green a go and how do you make it look festive? Add a glitter topcoat of course! The result is fun and fabulous nails that work on both short and longer lengths and will make you happy every time you look at them even on days when you feel a bit grinch-like.
If you're looking for a nail look that will take you into 2023 then may we recommend keeping things simple - kind of - and opting for block, chrome metallic all over. It's a far more versatile look than you might think. In fact, we're going as far as to say that metallic is the new neutral.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! We love the little added detail of turning a sparkling red tip into a Santa hat. They give all the glitz and glam of Christmas but add a little humour to your Christmas nail designs 2022. These hats would suit any nail shape or length and would look super cute on the kiddos too if you fancy doing them yourself.
This chrome and glitter-draped tinsel effect makes your nails look bejewelled. You need a bit of length to sport three drapes but shorter nails could opt for two or have them placed diagonally instead.
Proving that Christmas nails don't have to be too OTT, we love this very subtle and chic design from @iramshelton using a mix of stars and spots with a clean base and silver tips.