If you’re updating your manicure for the holidays, there is one trend that can’t escape your attention – reindeer nails!
This classic symbol of Christmas has been making rounds on Instagram, and we couldn’t help but notice how cute it looks as part of your manicure! In this article, we have prepared a roundup of some of the best styles and variations for this pretty nail design, together with a simple video tutorial.
Why reindeer nails?
If you would like something a little more unique for your holiday nails, the reindeer nail art is a less common version compared to other options like snowflakes, Santa’s hat, candy canes or gingerbread man.
Secondly, in its most basic form, this nail art is pretty easy to master as part of your DIY project, if you like to do your own manicure instead of visiting a nail salon. We have included a simple video tutorial below to help you do just that.
And lastly, with reindeer nails, you can experiment with a range of styles and color combinations, which allows you a lot of creative freedom in customizing your Christmas nails to your liking. Below are some of our favorite styles we found on Pinterest.
Reindeer Nails: Video Tutorial
This pretty tutorial where you can see how a reindeer nail is painted was prepared by Miss Jo’s Nail Co on youtube. Fast forward to about 9 minutes and 30 seconds to see the reindeer nail painted!
Reindeer Nails: 25+ Ideas for Your Inspiration
Here is our roundup of over 25 beautiful nail designs featuring reindeer! Get inspired and save your favorites for your next manicure project!
If you would like to see even more pretty ideas from the same nail artists, we have included their Instagram bio link under each image, so you can go and follow them in there too.
Don’t forget to check out these and many other reindeer nail ideas on our Pinterest board!
1. Green French Tips with Reindeer
Pair your reindeer nails with the classic color of Christmas – green! Green French tips with glitter nail polish are finished with a simple reindeer symbol hand painted on just a single nail.
2. Beige & Glitter Reindeer Nails
3. Holiday Reindeer Nails
The classic colors of the holidays are perfectly captured in this nail design, complete with a super simple reindeer nail.
4. Reindeer Nails on Short Nails
Got short nails? You can still pull off this manicure with glitter nail polish and simplified symbol for a reindeer.
5. Santa and Reindeer Nails on Short Nails
Here is another example that holiday nails can be so much fun even if you have short nails.
6. Neutral Reindeer Nails
Not sure about the holiday colors? Pull off the look with beige coffin nails!
7. Brown Reindeer Nails
Brown may be the last color you think of when it comes to Christmas, but if you want a manicure that stands out and pairs perfectly with your reindeer nail art, it’s the color to go for!
8. Red and Pink Reindeer Nails
Pretty in pink for the holidays- this feminine manicure is perfect for those who like the classic colors of the season but would like to elevate the manicure by including some nail art.
9. Baby Pink Reindeer Nails
Super short nails look pretty awesome when paired with this baby pink nail polish and white reindeer nail art.
10. White Short Reindeer Nails
Keeping things classy with simple white nail polish and reindeer with snowflake as your nail art.
11. Pink and Red Short Reindeer Nails
Pink and red a one of the most popular colors to use for the holidays, and when paired with a simple reindeer nail art they look even better.
12. Grey Reindeer Nails
Grey for holidays? Of course! This minimalist approach manicure uses just an outline of a reindeer without any intricate details and hits top scores in our books.
13. Salmon Pink Reindeer Nails
Salmon pink glitter nail polish paired perfectly with beige nail and reindeer nail art.
14. Golden Beige Reindeer Nails
Almond shaped nails with plenty of glitter and an unusual color choice for Christmas – dark beige looks great when used as a neutral backdrop for holiday nail art.
15. Sparkly Beige Reindeer Nails
Pretty sparkly manicure paired perfectly with vanilla color nail polish and reindeer nail art.
16. Coffin Reindeer Nails
With coffin nails there is so much space to play with, so if you want to use a nail art, you can go all in and add even a Santa!
17. Reindeer Nails with Santa’s Hat French Tips
Santa’s hat French tips are one of the most popular looks for the holidays, and you can elevate them even further by adding reindeer nail art.
18. Cute Reindeer Nails
Go full on with color!
19. Beige Reindeer Nails with Glitter
Pretty in beige finished with just the right amount of glitter.
20. Red and White Festive Reindeer Nails
Red, white and plenty of sparkle.
21. Red and White Coffin Reindeer Nails
Mix and match your nail design with some classic holiday elements like stripes, stars and even festive French tips.
22. Red and White Almond Shaped Reindeer Nails
Reindeer nails in classic red glitter nail polish, with the reindeer horns painted on a framed neutral nail.
23. Holiday Coffin Reindeer Nails
Another example of coffin nails with the classic holiday symbols – reindeer, swirls, Santa’s hat and even a sweater nail.
24. Green and Pink Coffin Reindeer Nails
Need an unusual color pairing for the holidays? Look no further than pink and green!
25. Glitter Reindeer Nails
Glitter and beige color work really well to elevate any nail shape.
26. Blue Reindeer Nails
Don’t shy away from the colder color scheme either, it can look as pretty as this manicure!
27. Holiday Motive Reindeer Nails
Nude nail design allows your nail art to really stand out.
28. Pink and Red Coffin Reindeer Nails
Give your reindeer the center stage it needs!