Nails to Sing About: Nail Art From the Grammys
  • NAILS Magazine
  • February 11, 2013
Last night’s Grammy Awards brought out the best in celebrity nails. Nail art played a huge part in the event with the return of E!’s Mani Cam allowing the focus to be on nails and nail art. While celebrities walked the red carpet, they could also strut their fingers down the Mani Cam’s red carpet so we at home could get a full glimpse of what was on their nails. Social media also helped us get an inside glimpse of Grammy-ready nails.

Image via Steph Stone

Kelly Rowland’s RGB manicure in Camel and Flint was done by Steph Stone.

Images via Naja Rickette

Naja Rickette hinted on Instagram that she was going to be using Azature on Miranda Lambert’s nails. She posted a picture of her prepping for the Grammys as well as the outcome of Lambert’s blue and white diamond infused nail art.

Image via Kelly Clarkson

Deborah Lippman created a custom nail polish for Kelly Clarkson to wear.

Images via Tom Bachik

Tom Bachik gave Jennifer Lopez the rockstar treatment with a 24K gold inspired manicure.


Image via Kimmie Keyes

Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Keyes styled Katy Perry’s nails using Sally Hansen Pink Pong and Gem Crush Nail Color in Big Money.

Image via Kimmie Keyes


Keyes also styled Rihanna’s nails with Red Carpet Manicure LED gel-polish. Keyes mixed Ooh La Liscious and Red Carpet Reddy to get the perfect red-orange mix that would match Rihanna’s dress.

Images via Tracey Sutter

Tracey Sutter used COVERGIRL’s Outlast Nail Gloss in Forever Festive, with a layer of Nail Gloss in Clear on Janelle Monae’s nails. The accent nail was created with Outlast Nail Gloss in Black Diamond with gold metals on top, and Snow Storm to create the circles.

Carly Rae Jepson wore Red Carpet Manicure Set in Stone applied by Emi Kudo.

Christina Aviles treated Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard to her first gel manicure with Red Carpet Manicure's VIP Access on all fingers, Perfect High Heels on her ring fingers and thumbs, and Shazaam with gold chunky glitter on her pinky fingers.

We were also excited to see nail art commercials in prime time. This one from COVERGIRL ran during the Grammys, celebrating nail art in all its glory.

For more nail art from the Grammys, click here.

— Beth

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