In a world where acrylic extensions and press-ons exist, nail art is no longer bound by mortal constraints such as the growth rate or breadth of one’s own natural nail. And so, professional manicurists have responded in kind, developing radical new designs that push the envelope on the daily. Think dangly charms, 3-D printed elements and sharpened talons comprising dimensional features; glamorous and inventive creations of which are regularly sported by the celebrities of today—both on and off the red carpet. And while the multitude of styles available presents more pros than cons, the saturated entertainment industry makes it difficult for consumers to discern which famous faces to turn to for nail inspiration.
And that’s where Vogue Singapore comes in. To save you the trouble of meandering through your Instagram explore page, we have helpfully gathered a curation of celebrities known to rock the best manicures, talons and nail sets—ranging from Megan Thee Stallion’s playful claws to Cardi B’s sculpted digits comprising jaw-dropping jewels and embellishments. Present said accounts at your next nail appointment, or flick through them whenever you’re thinking of changing things up, style-wise. Whether you’re into minimalist, abstract looks or bedazzled constructions, we promise that there are options abound in our comprehensive edit, below. Scroll through the bounty of nail inspiration, stat.
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Intricate, embellished manicures are a mainstay of Charli XCX’s feed.
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From chrome talons to neon hues, Dua Lipa is not one to shy away from standout digits.
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Bella Hadid regularly rocks a variety of nail styles, from French manis to exaggerated claws in electrifying hues.
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For those who prefer shorter, practical nails, look no further than model Romee Strijd’s feed for inspiration.
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Lisa from Blackpink
Lisa’s bold, unflappable style extends to her nails, too. Metallic accents are a favourite, with bronze, copper and gold hues featured heavily.
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Megan Thee Stallion
Self-proclaimed hot girl Megan Thee Stallion has a penchant for playful patterns and prints with regard to her nail art.
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Kylie’s feed is a goldmine of chic, minimalist nail designs.
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Mamamoo singer, Hwasa, is all for clean, abstract designs situated on sharpened extensions.
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Cardi’s image is synonymous with flamboyant, OTT nail looks—and rightfully so.
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Lizzo’s love for 3D elements and bedazzled embellishments are no secret—for her make-up and nails alike.
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Korean rapper, Jessi, brings her edgy sensibilities to her nails.
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You can count on Hyuna for a fun, dynamic mani. Think vibrant shades and eye-popping nail art.