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This year’s biggest winter nail designs span more than just dark, moody colors and holiday-themed drawings (although we guarantee you’ll be seeing a lot of those, too). Of course, there’s always room for snowflake nails and Christmas-tree manicures, but if you want to take things up a notch, we’ve got you covered.

Prepare to see some abstract shapes, highly reflective polish colors, optical illusions, and, of course, new twists on the classic french manicure – plus a whole lot more.

Maybe it’s all of the social media scrolling we’ve been doing as of late, or maybe it’s because we want to start off next year with a bang, but this year’s winter nails will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We’ve got everything, from the always classic chrome manicure to more out-of-the-box looks like black glam nails. To get the scoop on what else to expect out of this upcoming season, we talked to a handful of experts and they all agreed: the styles dominating winter trends will be all about getting creative while taking classic looks out for a newly updated spin.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to plan your next manicure appointment – or DIY nail session – as we break down the top winter nail designs ahead.