The holidays are filled with joy, merriment, and plenty of fun beauty looks. Perhaps the most appealing of all, though, is the opportunity to create festive nail designs. You can go all the way by painting intricate red-and-gold details on each finger, or take the minimalist approach and adorn an accent finger on each hand. Whatever you decide, we're sure you'll get a lot of compliments.
Below, we included options from a few of our favorite manicurists, who take nail art to the next level. They are some of the most creative artists in the business, and now, you can scroll through and get some much-needed inspiration from the celebrities and models of whose digits they have adorned. Below, find our favorite red-and-gold nail designs and get excited about the holiday season.
Try this deep red shade and use pearls and gold to make it look especially ornate. Made originally for the Met Gala by genius manicurist Mei Kawajiri, these nails are the perfect centerpiece for your holiday outfit.
Extra Set of Red
If you'd rather show off a more editorial style, look no further than these cool, fun nail extensions. Attached with a gold hoop, this red double-nail design is a trendy and eye-catching take on classic holiday nails.
Red and Gold Negative Space
We're obsessed with this negative-space manicure. Painted with red, gold, and black graphic designs, it's exactly what you need to feel fun and on-trend at a holiday gathering.
A Twist on the French
Madeline Poole is known for her chic editorial work—nail art that looks just as simple and cool as it does artistic. Here, she shows off an update on a French manicure, with half clear, half deep red polish and just one tiny golden accessory.
Red and Gold Statement Design
Alicia Torello created this cool, graphic pink, red, and gold confection, offering up a great mix of trend and cheer at the same time. We'd be into this style any time of year but it works especially well for the holidays.
Whether they're decorating a wreath, a table centerpiece, or adorning your nails, these seasonally appropriate berries always bring about a warmth that's decidedly holiday ready. Plus, the all-around classic French mani and gold foil flecks on the accent nails add a charming air to the delicate artwork.
Flecks of Gold
Golden flecks give this half-moon red manicure an extra cheerful and sparkly tone. Get this look using the Encore Collection ($42) by JINsoon
Adorned and Ruby Red
We mentioned the 2018 Met Gala earlier because the red and gold theme the event inspired continues to feed our over-the-top souls. The ruby-red polish looks divine paired with gold nail accessories. You don't have to go so bold with the nail jewelry—a few golden additions will work just fine.