Think back to what you were doing in 2013: In between mastering how to take the perfect selfie with your iPhone 5, you were probably rocking out to Lorde while decking out your nails in over-the-top decor. That’s right, in 2013, almost every girl lived by the mantra “the bolder, the better” when it came to her nails. Unfortunately, by 2015, nail art took a bit of a hiatus as more minimalist styles gained momentum all over social media. Luckily, like most trends, nail art is forever evolving, and your favorite celebs are once again sporting decked-out digits on and off the red carpet, giving all of us the green light to experiment with eye-catching tip couture. Check out the top celebs who are bringing nail art back.
Whether it’s the Met Gala or a casual Friday, you can bet that Cardi B will be rocking a set of bauble-bedecked talons. According to the rapper’s nail tech Jenny Bui, Cardi B has been a fan of bold nail art for years—the more bling, the better. The rapper typically opts for piled-on, oversized gems and an extra-long stiletto nail shape. And it seems social media is taking note—Bui’s nail art-focused Instagram account has 465,000 followers and counting!
While Jennifer Lopez’s tips are always on point thanks to long-time celeb manicurist Tom Bachik, the “World of Dance” judge and producer appears to be stepping up her nail game as of late. Case in point: The “Dinero” manicure she sported at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. To create the design, Bachik used actual $100 bills as nail appliqués. Though the mani may have been expensive to create, her nails ended up looking like a million bucks—and proved that the “Jenny From The Block” singer is eager to test-drive edgy nail art at the drop of a hat.
Though Kesha’s “wild child” persona may have calmed down a bit, the “Woman” singer’s tip style is as fun and playful as ever. Whether it’s funky rainbows or edgy negative space, Kesha is always ready and willing to let her tips do all of the talking.