Imagine your classic French manicure, but instead of painting the entire tip, you trace just a teeny-tiny line. Et voilà: the micro French. “The thin line imparts an elegant and delicate look, making it ideal for the holidays,” says editorial manicurist Jin Soon Choi, founder of JINSoon. Not to mention, it compliments every single nail shape, outfit, and season—simply switch up your base and tip colors to match whatever style you desire.
“It’s not overpowering, especially if you are wearing a fun, over-the-top, [holiday] themed outfit,” adds Rachel Apfel Glass, founder of GLOSSLAB. “You can rock a bright red or emerald green without looking like ‘too much.’” I’m personally clad in head-to-toe glam as soon as December 1 rolls around (and firmly believe you can never have enough glitter), but for all my minimalists out there, this is a versatile style you can make as subtle as you please. It’s also arguably one of the easiest nail art designs to master at home—promise!