Winter has been pretty punctual so far this year: It’s only three days into December, and many of us have already overcome our lingering Thanksgiving food comas with holiday gift shopping (capitalizing on the huge Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, naturally) while enduring the season’s first snowstorm.
We’ll take the good with the bad — that would be party season, plus windchill — to maximize the final stretch of the 2019 calendar with bells on, and a festive manicure to match. From a metallic take on tonal ombré to the glossy black French manicure, click through to see the pro’s guide to the trendiest nail-art designs for winter 2020. Find your favorite and let your on-point nails carry you through the remainder of gifting season, not to mention any blustery cold fronts, in style.Metallic Ombré
Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle tells us that this winter, we’ll see the trendy ombré manicure implementing metals. “It’s like the holiday version of non-nail-art nail art,” she explains, referring to the simplicity in each finger being painted a different metallic shade. “Gold, silver, and rose-gold tones seamlessly blend to create a shiny multi-dimensional moment.”French Twist
This fall, we saw a huge French manicure comeback following New York Fashion Week and ample celebrity endorsements of the “deep French” look. For winter, the French twist is back with a seasonal expression at the tip. “For holiday you can expect to see a glossy black or metallic tip,” Tuttle says.Crystal Appliqués
Like jewelry for your fingernails, crystal appliqués feel apropos for the holidays. “Appliqués like pearls or delicate Swarovski crystals will be very big this coming season,” says Essie global lead educator Rita Remark. “They add a touch of glamour to a bare base.”Red …read more