These Are The Most Requested Nail Salon Shades At Christmas

From rich reds to clean whites, we tracked down the most popular nail colours for Christmas at some of London’s top mani-pedi bars. Whether salons are open or not right now where you live, find all the inspiration you need below, as well as where to buy them online.

Kure Bazaar Polish in French Rose Glow 

SALON: Nails & Brows Mayfair

For those who prefer something more neutral to bright festive reds, look to Kure Bazaar’s ‘French Rose Glow’, which is Nails & Brows’ most popular pink hue. We love the clean, but soft pink finish. While the price tag may seem hefty, it’s worth noting these polishes stay put for days (seriously, we’ve tested them) and are eco-friendly with non-toxic formulas, while vitamin E and bamboo lock in hydration for optimum nail health.

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London Grace Polish in Rihanna & Ross

SALON: London Grace

You can’t go wrong with these shimmery shades for Christmas. The shade ‘Rihanna’ looks great worn as a single layer for something more sheer, or on top of other colours for extra shine. As for ‘Ross’, this is a rich black with grey glitter particles which are small enough to remain chic, but large enough to catch the light beautifully. Two great options if you’re after something a bit different.

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CND Gel Polish in Cherry Apple 

SALON: Blush & Blow

Perfect for those who prefer more of a deep, muted red, this is a flattering hue for every skin tone. With purple undertones, it’s warm, chic and glossy with a high-shine finish that lasts for days. 

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CND Gel Polish in Crimson Sash & Ice Bar 


While reds will always reign supreme at this time of year, DryBy salon claims there is sometimes a diversion from the classics at Christmas, with a spike in demand for piercing whites and creams paired with a smatter of glitter. When customers do request a classic hue, however, it’s always this one by CND in ‘Crimson Sash.’

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Redy For The Holidays 

SALON: Secret Spa

You can’t go wrong with this ruby red from OPI for the Christmas period. It has a warm, burnished tone that’s bang on-trend for winter, and is guaranteed to make a statement – no wonder it’s Secret Spa’s most requested shade throughout December. 

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Peacci Nail Polish in Holly

SALON: Aimee Purser Beauty 

One of the most vibrant reds on this list, you can rely on Peacci’s ‘Holly’ to give your nails a rich, glossy pigment. The colour looks great worn with an LBD, and will last you four to five days without chipping. Plus, the formula is vegan and cruelty-free, so you know you’re using kinder ingredients that won’t strip your nails. 

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CND Shellac Power Polish in Ruby Ritz 

SALON: Townhouse

Townhouse’s most popular shade at Christmas is this glittery red from CND. Loved for its versatility, you can wear it in several layers for a classic twist on the traditional ‘red mani’ or apply a coat on top of a darker shade – think black or plum – for extra depth and darkness. 

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OPI Nail Polish in Big Apple Red & Alpine Snow 


Like DryBy, Blow’s most requested shades are either rich reds or fresh whites – notably ‘Big Apple’ and ‘Alpine Snow’. The latter is sheer, lending a delicate soft colour to nails that looks fresh worn alone, or in several layers for more of a pigmented finish. You can use a little to create French-look tips, too. As for red, the orange tones are universally flattering, but especially on those with darker skin. 

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