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Christmas Nails: Top festive nail designs trending on Social

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Christmas is certainly a busy period in all Hair and Nail Salons, with this year being no exception.

For many customers, December is usually the time to roll out the glitter and sequins, but there are so many recent nail art trends emerging on social media for you to offer as festive alternatives.

To save you trolling through Instagram or Pinterest for your glimmer of inspiration, we’ve put together our top festive nails picks to get those creative juices flowing:


80’s Throwback 

We all secretly miss the days of big coloured fairy lights and foiled ceiling decorations that used to fill each room in the house [We know you do too].

With simple statement designs based on a bright colour of your choice, these throwback decorations will certainly stand out from the crowd.

Whether the design is on one nail or the whole hand, they’re certainly giving us nostalgic vibes this festive season.

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A clear base

Take a complicated design but make it simple. This trend can be done with any design you have in mind and puts the whole attention on your bold artwork.

Turn a French tip turned into a Santa hat, or have it as the base for some intricate design on each nail.

A clear base also allows room for nail growth, meaning your clients could rock this design for the whole festive period.

Santa nails

Be daring with green!

Ah, a classic Christmas favourite: The Grinch! Our furry favourite allows you to try something new this season, combining neon green with intricate nail art.

This will definitely be eye-catching for your clients who dare to be so bold, whilst providing nail technicians with the opportunity to advance their design skills this Christmas.

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3D effect

2018 has certainly seen a growth in 3D nail art, and this Christmas provides the opportunity to really amplify the festivities [literally].

This impressive technique can incorporate any colour or design, enabling you to experiment with nail art, whilst creating a design that more than pleases your client.

3d xmas nails

No nail has to be the same

Add tinsel, patterns and beading… There are no limits when it’s Christmas and we say the more the merrier!

This design is perfect for those who can’t decide what festive vibe they want, incorporating all festive colours into one eye-popping nail set and at Salon Gold HQ, we can’t get enough of it.

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Make your ugly jumper beautiful

Christmas Jumper day doesn’t mean your clients have to restrict their attire to just their clothing… With this design, they can add it to their nails too!

Where Christmas jumper fans can get creative with whatever crazy design they want, those who hate Christmas jumpers can avoid the trend altogether by opting for this cool and quirky nail design instead.

Xmas Jumper Nails

Which festive nail designs have you tried on your clients this Christmas? Be sure to share your ‘after’ shots or design ideas via our Facebook and Instagram pages.

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