Santa Nails Tutorial

Santa Nails Tutorial

By She Who Does Nails

December 17, 2022

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If you’re looking for a festive and fun way to celebrate the holidays, then try your hand at some Santa nail art! Follow this step by step tutorial to create holiday-themed nails in minutes. From painting on Santa’s face to adding colorful details, you’ll have a unique look that will make your holiday extra special. Whether you use a simple red and white color palette or add green and gold for an extra Christmas touch, your nails will look amazing! With just a few supplies and some creative ideas, you can easily have festive Santa nails in no time.

This simple step-by-step guide will show you how to create a cute and eye-catching design that is sure to get people talking.

Gather Supplies

This step is crucial for the success of your Santa nail art. You’ll need black, red, white, and gold nail polish; a thin brush, dotting tools; and some clear top coat. It’s also helpful to have some cotton pads or Q-tips on hand to help with clean up afterwards!

Prep Nails

If you want to create an eye-catching Santa nail art design this holiday season, the second step of the tutorial is all about prepping your nails. Start by filing your nails into the desired shape and length. This will ensure that each nail has a clean look when applying the nail art later on. To keep your nails looking healthy, always file them in one direction instead of back and forth. After that, remove any excess oils or dirt from the surface with a cotton pad soaked in non-acetone polish remover. This ensures that any nail art products you apply next will adhere properly to the surface of your nails. Finally, moisturize your cuticles before moving onto creating the Santa nail art design

Santa Nail Art – Step by Step Guide

Step 1

Firstly, you will need to paint one nail with a skin-coloured polish for Santa’s face.



Step 2

Next, use your red polish and a small paintbrush to paint the top half of your nail red for his hat.


Step 3

Take a white polish and dip your dotting tool into it. Dot around the tip of your nail and up the sides to give him his fluffy beard.



Step 4

Use the same dotting technique and the same white polish to dot on the rim of his hat.



Step 5

Again use the white polish and a smaller dotting tool to dot on the whites of his eyes.



Step 6

Now use a tiny dotting tool and a black polish to create the pupils of the eyes.



Step 7

Finally, use your large dotting tool and skin-coloured polish again to dot on Santa’s nose.



After completing Santa’s face, it’s time to move on to another nail and create the coat of the big man in red.

Step 1

Paint your chosen nail red all over.



Step 2

Once dry,  use a tiny paintbrush and your gold polish to paint his gold belt buckle.



Step 3

Use a black polish to paint Santa’s belt across the middle of your nail and through the buckle.



Step 4

Finally, use your dotting tool with your white polish to create the fluffy rim of his coat as shown in the photo.


Finally, finish the mani off by painting the index and little finger in the same red used for Santa’s hat and cover it in some white glitter polish. The end result will be an eye-catching nail design that puts a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season!



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