Festive Nail Art Ideas That Are Not Snowmen

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If the holidays bring out your inner Mariah Carey, we’re all for whistle-singing your heart out. But that doesn’t mean every part of your seasonal celebrations has to be completely OTT if that’s not your vibe.
When it comes to holiday manicures, sticking to the subtle side of festive makes it easier to max out the versatility. That way, it’ll work all season long, whether you’re having a cozy Hallmark movie marathon, tucking in for a family feast, or glamming up for the ball drop.
For holiday nail art ideas that steer clear of the obvious, we looked to mani pros across the country. No snowmen here — unless you want them! — these designs take a less literal approach but still feel special enough for even the fanciest nights out. And while you can take these inspo shots to the salon for your next appointment, we’ve also tapped the experts for tips and tools to recreate each look at home with a little time and patience.
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