Every award season we look forward to the Grammys to bring the edgiest and trendiest nail looks. Last year, we were a bit underwhelmed with the endless nude looks, but this year, we saw a fair share of manicures that pushed boundaries. On the red carpet, celebrities wore pitch-perfect nail looks including the subtle, skin tone sheer shades, metallics and nail art. Most of the artists who dressed their manicures a trend-setting color kept the nail length short, while those who played with a barely-there tone emphasized gorgeous extensions.
Browse the looks below to see our favorite nail looks from Sunday night’s show:
“Adele is a timeless beauty, so we decided to go with elegant nails that would complement multiple looks. She kept her signature long almond shape, but we created what I’m calling a glassy nail to create a classy, beautiful and classic look,” Kyees said in a press release.
“I used Red Carpet Manicure’s Oh So Posh Gel Polish, a nude crème, to create a sheer, glassy base that looks amazing on her long nails. We added a tiny, subtle extra hint of color that just adds a bit more sexiness, I did this by blending the base into a slightly darker hue at the tip of the nail – a modern and beautiful take on the French manicure– to do this I used Red Carpet Manicure’s Crème de la Crème, a peach nude crème that works so well with the base,” Kyees said.
For Rihanna, Kyees kept the manicure subtle and used Orly BB Crème to create balance for her bright ensemble.
“Rihanna wanted her nail look to be very natural to offset the colorful top and playful jewelry she was wearing. We kept her nails long and squared, with a hint of sheer color,” Kyees said in a press release.
Kyess dressed performer Katy Perry’s nails in an off-white tone to match her new platinum blonde locks.
For Jessie J, celebrity manicurist Kyees kept the singers nails bold in a blue metallic shade.
Model Chrissy Teigen made her nails a true accessory of her manicure by wearing a long and natural curved shaped with a metallic gold color by Kyees.
Kyees used a dark cream stone cobalt color for singer Mary J. Blige.
Iggy Azalea wore Artistic Nail Design in Acid Wash Angel. Nails by Kyees.
Beyonce took the Grammys stage in a gold monochrome outfit with nails to match by celebrity Lisa Logan using OPI Glitzerland.
Celebrity manicurist Elle used a dark shade on model Heidi Klum.
Celebrity manicurist Kait Mosh stunned by giving Andra Day a spring-forward 3-D floral design over a custom cream periwinkle shade to match a flower power theme.
Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik used a shimmery eggplant shade on singer Tori Kelly.
Bachik also created a custom lilac tone over a beautiful almond enhancement for Jennifer Lopez.
Celebrity nail pro Chaun Peth used iridescent glitter over a light pink shade topped on an almond enhancement for singer Cynthia Erivo.
Remy Ma walked the red carpet in a nude short almond by celebrity nail artist Mr. Luis.
Lady Gaga entered the Grammys red carpet with custom Metallica nail art.
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