After years of the squared-off manicures, nail salons are getting more and more requests for one of the hottest new trends in nail art: the “stiletto” nail. The nickname was given to this look considering the similarity of the sharp, pointy stiletto heel with the tapered ends of the newest manicure. It seems that every day, another hot music artist is spotted donning the long, pointy look, including Beyonce, Fergie and Katy Perry.
Some celebs are taking the style very subtly, with only nude nail colours being painted over them. Others take the style to the max, painting them the brightest hues imaginable, complete with gems, sparkles, and multi-colors on the same nail. Either way, this seems to be the next big thing in the world of mani’s.
Women seem to be quite experimental with their fashion these days. As more and more women have become acclimatized to more daring hues on nails – like black, chocolate brown and nay blue – they are constantly looking for other ways to be more daring. This is where the long, “stiletto” nails come into play. They elongate the fingers, and add a subtle “femme fatale” element to a woman’s look.
As many of the music industry’s hottest performers have shown, this look seems to compliment more sharp shoulders and rigged hair styles as well. Case in point: Lady Gaga and Rihanna. With chip-free gel manicures and and other nail technologies, women are more free to go more dramatic with their nails, considering how long-lasting they are, and how infrequently their polish will peel or chip.
The following are only a handful of music artists that can’t seem to get enough of nail’s hottest new trend:
Rihanna – The sultry singer rarely makes an appearance without her signature long “stiletto” nails, painted in every color imaginable, and every combination of hues you can possibly fit on 10 fingers. The Bardabian beauty loves to change things up with her nails as frequently as the days pass, in addition to her quick-change hair, clothing, shoes and makeup. She certainly is a trend setter – Riahnna is probably one of the first celebrity singers who has been spotted wearing this new red-hot nail trend, and is certainly continuing to trail-blaze ahead with her continuous manicure changes. She has definitely inspired other celebs to sport this fashion trend, including her BFF Katy Perry!
Katy Perry – The “California Girls” singer has been spotted with pointy nails just as frequently as her BFF Rihanna has been. It’s no secret that these two are good gal pals, so it’s highly possible that they get mani’s and pedi’s together as well! It’s not unusual to see these two girls sporting almost identical manicures.
Fergie – “The Duchess” has also been frequently spotted sporting these long, pointy nails. In fact, it’s rare to see her without them. Although she likes to wear dark, bold colors, she’s also quite a fan of the nude polish, which is a much more subdued look that goes with some of her more daring outfits. Whether she’s at the Kids’ Choice Awards, at her birthday party or during Fashion Week, Fergie makes sure to always have her nails as long and pointy as possible.
Lady Gaga – The unique singer is not shy about trying new trends, and more often than not sets her own standard of fashion. Never wearing the same look twice, Lady Gaga does the same with her ever-changing nails. Nothing suits her personality and stage presence better than long pointy nails, which she is often photographed with “clawing” at the camera. Those nails certainly go quite well with her unique – borderline chaotic – outfits, with such sharp, squared-off edges and over-the-top hairstyles. With some of the outrageous shoes she’s been spotted in, the nails just seem to go quite perfectly with them.
Adele – The Oscar-winning songstress was recently spotted at this year’s Grammy’s sporting the long, pointy nail trend. Adele seems to be more in favor of nude polishes, considering the magnitude of such nails. Although this is seemingly a trend, Adele keeps it classic with nude colours.
Whatever you want to call them – stiletto nails, pointy nails, tapered nails, or even dagger nails – there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of this look in TinselTown. That name really says it all when you take notice of such nails. Of course, the dramatic look that these nails give off would prove seemingly difficult to pull off for regular folks with office jobs. Not to mention the fact that such nails are potentially dangerous if you’re not too careful. One thing is for sure though – these celebs certainly know how to rock this trend!