The holiday season means you can pull out all the stops when it comes to fashion and beauty. Pearls, hair bows, velvet, and more adorn our holiday outfits, and our beauty routines swap from tinted moisturizer and lip balm to red lips and winged eyeliner. And while it’s easy to head to our nail appointments and get three coats of the bright, cherry red we always lean on during the holidays on our nails, this year, we’re giving our manis an unexpected upgrade.
Red is the default holiday nail, but it doesn’t have to be—especially when frosty purples, festive French tips, and forest green chrome shades are on the table. These 20 festive nail ideas will take you from the nights of Hanukkah to your work holiday party, all the way through your New Year’s Eve celebration. Get ready for your manicure to be the star of all of your holiday looks.