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Get your nails holiday party ready

Get Your Nails Holiday Party Ready

Getting your nails holiday party ready doesn’t mean you’ve got to sport candy canes or Xmas trees on your fingertips (unless you want to, of course)! It doesn’t have to be traditional red and green glitter either! After all, this is the one time of year that you can pump up the bling or do it your way! If you’re looking for inspiration for nails that represent your unique holiday spirit, check out these festive finger fads making their way to a holiday party near you.

Less is more magical

If you’re going for a more understated look this year and don’t want your nails to scream holiday cheer, try a minimalist approach. The single-dot look is super easy but unique enough to also be super cool. Paint a perfectly round dot toward the base or the tip of your nail in whatever color strikes your fancy. Subtle, but we like it!

Negative space is positively perfect

Especially with metallic glitz for good measure. This style features a portion of each nail left unadorned with the rest painted in the glittery, metallic shade of your choice. You can create your negative space vertically or horizontally across your nail and even paint it in a curve to add an interesting shape.

The stars of the show

Stars are certainly holiday-ish. Even more so when you place a delicate silver or gold star over clear polish with just a sprinkle of matching glitter across the tip.

Strings of pearls

Or more accurately, rows of pearls. What could be more elegant than tiny rows of luminous pearls glued over clear polish?

Trading silver for green

If you’re loving that deep emerald green for the holidays, forget about the traditional silver & gold. Swap the silver for an emerald green with a twist. Paint the green diagonally in one direction with a swoosh of shimmery gold in the opposite direction for true green and gold glam!

Who doesn’t love candy canes?

Ok, ok. We said you don’t have to be all traditional, but there is something delightful about candy cane stripes. Especially painted over gleaming pearl-colored polish and alternating the red or green stripes with a few silver ones.

Celebrate this season in a style that represents you! If you love creating signature nail styles, check out the Esthetics & Nail Specialty Program at Continental School of Beauty! With three campus locations across upstate New York to choose from, Continental is helping students get the hands-on training they need to launch careers in the world of beauty. Contact us today to learn more!

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