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One of the most exciting things about the holiday season is the opportunity to festoon your dorm room, apartment, or house in Christmas decorations.
However, don’t forget to decorate yourself!
A fun and festive Christmas-themed manicure is a super cute, but subtle way to show your holiday spirit.
If you’re looking for red and white Christmas nail inspo, but aren’t sure where to look, you’re in luck!
We’ve rounded up 17 of the cutest red and white Christmas nails out there.
No matter whether you prefer your nails low-key, minimalist, and easy to DIY at home, or whether you love to go all out with acrylic tips, bright colors, and intricate nail art that only a professional could achieve, we’ve got the perfect white and red Christmas nail design for you!
Here are 17 Festive Red and White Christmas Nails for Holiday Vibes.
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Festive Red and White Christmas Nails
1. Simple Red and White Christmas Nails Polka Dots
These simple red and white polka dots are a super cute and easy manicure idea that scream “Christmas” without being too in-your-face.
Plus, they’re really easy to recreate at home!
All you need to do is paint each of your nails with a coat of glossy red nail polish, then dot little white polka dots over the top!
2. Short Holly French Manicure
This holly French manicure is another red and white Christmas nail design idea that perfectly balances subtlety with holiday spirit.
From afar, it looks like a regular French manicure.
However, up close, you’ll see adorable little red and green holly garlands that give your nails a little pop of Christmas flair.
Plus, as an added bonus, this design works really well on short nails!
3. Metallic Red Glitter
If you’re a glitter fanatic, this metallic red glitter design is the perfect way to combine your love of sparkle with your love of Christmas!
Most of your nails will be painted with a super sparkly, eye-catching burgundy glitter nail polish.
Then, you can decorate an accent nail with a little white snowflake to really drive home the Christmas theme!
4. Red and White CANDY CANES Striped Acrylics
If you prefer visiting your local nail salon or nail tech to get extra-long acrylics applied, these red and white striped nails are the perfect way to take advantage of all that extra nail space!
This design is super on-theme for Christmastime, but it’s also deceptively simple to recreate!
Using glittery red and white nail polish, paint candy cane stripes in different patterns on each of your acrylics to create nails that look just like candy!
5. Long Red and White Coffin Nails
These red and white coffin nails are the perfect combination of color, texture, and length.
Most of your coffin nails will be painted in a classy, holiday red nail polish.
Then, one accent nail will be covered in glittery white beads for some textural interest.
Finally, another accent nail gets painted a classy taupe shade, with a cluster of Swarovski crystals at the base for a little extra pop of sparkle!
6. Candy Cane French Manicure
This adorable candy cane-themed French manicure is also super easy to recreate at home.
All you need to do is paint your nails with a base coat of glittery gold nail polish.
Then, create a French manicure at the tip of each nail with some white nail polish.
Finally, using red polish and a nail striping tool, paint little candy cane stripes across the French manicure portion of each nail!
7. Red, White, and Gold Glitter
These red, white, and gold glitter nails are perfect for those who love a bold manicure.
These red and white Christmas nails combine shiny red nail polish with a glittery gold accent nail.
Plus, they incorporate other iconic holiday designs, like a little Christmas ornament painted in sparkly gold nail polish, and an adorable white snowflake on the accent nail!
8. Matte Burgundy Nails
These matte burgundy nails are a super classy take on the red and white Christmas nail theme.
A layer of matte topcoat adds a wintery, frosted look to a metallic burgundy manicure.
Plus, painting a little white bow on an accent nail makes your hand look like an adorable miniature Christmas present!
9. Grinch Nail Art
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of our favorite Christmas movies of all time.
If it’s also one of your favorite holiday movies, you’ll love this adorable Grinch-themed nail art.
This intricate design is probably best left to the professional nail artists, unless you’re a DIY nail art expert yourself.
However, if you have the patience to draw a tiny Grinch on your nails, the payoff is well worth the effort!
10. Glitter Santa Hat Nail Art
If you’re looking for a nail art idea that screams “Christmas!” but is a little less intricate than the Grinch design, try this glitter Santa hat nail art!
All you need to do is paint most of your nails with an eye-catching sparkly red nail polish.
Then, paint a tiny Santa hat on one or two accent nails with the sparkly red polish and some creme white nail polish!
11. The Nightmare Before Christmas Coffin Nails
If you prefer wearing super long, coffin-shaped acrylic nails, then you’ve got a lot of extra real estate to decorate with nail art!
One of our favorite nail art ideas for long nails is this The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired design!
These intricate Jack Skellingtons, Christmas lights, and snowflakes are the perfect goth-inspired nail art idea for someone who equally loves spooky season and holiday season.
12. Christmas Disney Nail Art
If you love the idea of intricate character-inspired nail art, but The Nightmare Before Christmas isn’t really your thing, try this adorable Christmas Disney nail design!
The most eye-catching accent nail features a detailed drawing of Mickey Mouse wearing a festive Santa hat.
Then, compliment the Mickey Mouse nail with a series of simpler, Christmas and Disney-inspired red and white nails, like glitter snowflakes and Mickey silhouettes.
13. Peppermint Swirl Nails
These peppermint swirl nails are the perfect holiday manicure idea for the girl who looks forward to peppermint mocha season at Starbucks every winter.
They’re bold and eye-catching, but also simple and graphic!
All you need to do is paint most of your nails a festive holiday red, and then decorate an accent nail with red and white candy cane swirls.
To go the extra mile, place a little rhinestone or Swarovski crystal in the center of the peppermint swirl for an extra pop of sparkle!
14. Mistletoe Nails
These dainty little mistletoe nails are a cute (and romantic) nail art design perfect for minimalist nail art lovers.
All you need to do is paint your nails with a glossy nude base coat that matches your skin tone.
Then, on top, use red, white, and green nail polish to paint some miniature mistletoe leaves, berries, and decorative polka dots!
15. Polar Bear Nails
These adorable polar bear nails are another super cute nail art idea for someone who prefers a more minimalist, subtle manicure.
First, paint most of your nails a glossy winter white.
Then, on an accent nail, paint an adorable little polar bear wearing a miniature red scarf!
You can even add some tiny snowflakes above the polar bear’s head to really complete the winter scene.
16. 3D Cable-Knit Sweater Nails
These eye-popping 3D cable-knit sweater nails are a super unique winter-themed manicure idea.
They feature some classic Christmas-themed nail art designs, like a glittery red nail, white polka dots, and a miniature sprig of holly.
However, the focal point of this red and white Christmas nail design is a matte white nail decorated in 3D building gel to look just like a cozy cable-knit sweater!
17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Nails
No Christmas nail art compilation would be complete without some classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer-themed nails!
The accent nail features a minimalist rendering of Rudolph himself, complete with antlers and his signature red nose.
Then, on the rest of the nails, minimalist white snowflake nail art helps set the Christmas-y tone with some winter wonderland nail vibes.
This holiday season, don’t forget to show your Christmas spirit through your manicure! Each of these red and white Christmas nail designs is the perfect way to express your love of the holidays. No matter whether you prefer your nails long or short, minimalist or bold, sparkly or matte, we’ve got the perfect Christmas-themed nail art for you!
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