Nails are just as important to our favorite celebrities as they are to us. They just add that extra umph to an outfit or look, and with awards shows, red carpets, and performances filling up their days, stars have plenty of opportunities to play around with all sorts of designs and colors. From nudes to stones and even fine art references, these nails were made to shine. Why not try them out? Check out the latest celebrity nail trends and be sure to show them to your nail tech at your next appointment.
Cynthia Erivo at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards
Cynthia Erivo wore two hands of full glamour at the Oscars. Her right hand was designed with a light pink nude color with small stones decorating her acrylics. Her left hand paid powerful homage to the painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, complete with gold studs where the moon and stars would be. If her nails couldn’t stand out anymore, she took accessories a step further with Piaget diamond rings.
Janelle Monáe at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards
Simple but gorgeous. Janelle Monáe wore glossy jet black nails with silver stones encrusted on her nail beds. They matched wonderfully with her diamond-encrusted ash gray Ralph Lauren gown.
Cardi B at the 69th NBA All Star Game
While visiting Chicago for last month’s NBA All Star Game, Cardi B rocked bold hair and bold nails. Her long talons were painted a bold magenta and were adorned with a few stones on some nails, and huge gemstone pieces on a few very special others.
Ava DuVernay at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Ava DuVernay wore dark chocolate brown nails on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet. The nails may seem modest, but they provided the perfect balance for all the bling on her clutch and gown. Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Gabrielle Union at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Barely there and oh so feminine, Gabrielle Union wore a soft glittery polish on what seem to be her own well taken care of nails. Her nails were just long enough to show off a lovely translucent tip.
Saweetie at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Another lover of eccentric talons, Saweetie hit up the Grammys with baby pink ballerina-shaped nails that were adorned with stones of different shapes and sizes.
Rihanna at the Launch of Fenty at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC
Rihanna recently launched FENTY at Bergdorf Goodman and dressed up for the occasion. In addition to wearing her own brand, she wore diamond-encrusted gold lettering on her nails that spelled out FENTY NYC. You’ll have to zoom in to really get a good look, or check out the nail tech’s close-up shots.
Zazie Beetz at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards
Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz gave a new look to the French manicure. The black polish is painted on the tips of her mostly nude nails at two angles instead of the classic curve, meeting in the middle for a funky design.
Justine Skye at NYFW
Justine Skye is giving us Nickelodeon in the ’90s vibes with her bold and long neon pink and green acrylics with an almond shape. Fun nails to match her fun hair.
Lizzo at the 40th Brit Awards
If you’re going to dress up as chocolate, you’ve got to really commit. Lizzo did absolutely that when she rolled up to the Brit Awards with cubed square nails that perfectly matched her chocolate clutch and cocoa Hershey’s wrapper-inspired Moschino gown. The bling on her fingers was just an extra touch of luxury.