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Nail Trends from the 2016 Grammys

by Sigourney Nuñez | February 16, 2016
Image via @deborahlippmann

Image via @deborahlippmann

Edgy nail art and subtle nude nails reigned supreme during Monday night’s Grammy award show. 

 

Image via @SHOPpr

Image via @SHOPpr

Two-time nominee Elle King wore a shimmering base color in Red Carpet Manicure Dripping in Luxury to match her new engagement ring. Celeb manicurist Emi Kudo then upgraded the diamond manicure by adding a pair of stiletto press-on nails (already shaped with a negative space) over the glitter polish. Both of King’s pinky nails were embellished with black studs to complete the edgy look.

Image via @SHOPpr

Image via @SHOPpr

Celeb manicurist Brittni Rae used a glass nail file to give Demi Lovato a soft oval shape and used Red Carpet Manicure Black Stretch Limo gel-polish for a manicure that complimented the performer’s red carpet ensemble.

Image via @SHOPpr

Image via @SHOPpr

To match Lovato’s wardrobe change, Rae then painted the nails in Red Carpet Manicure White Hot nail polish and very carefully painted half circles using Black Stretch Limo nail polish, leaving a white peekaboo line in the middle of the nail.

Image via @nettiescrub

Image via @nettiescrub

Image via @nettiescrub

Image via @nettiescrub

Janelle Monae complimented her black-and-white outfit with bold color block nail art with a pop of red. Nails by celeb manicurist Nettie Davis.

Image via @nettiescrub

Image via @nettiescrub

Davis also was responsible for Selena Gomez’s chic nude almond set.

Image via @nettiescrub

Image via @nettiescrub

Bella Hadid accompanied The Weekend down the red carpet and matched her ensemble with Chanel nail lacquer in Mythique. Nails by Davis.

 

Image via @deborahlippmann

Image via @deborahlippmann

Celeb manicurist Deborah Lippmann polished Ellie Golding with an opaque blush lacquer in Love Me Tender using her namesake polish brand.

 

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Image via @spaceykacey

Country singer Kacey Musgroves wore a dark shade to accent her award show jewelry.

Image via @kimmiekyees

Image via @kimmiekyees

Grammy winner Meghan Trainor wore a custom glitter polish color by celeb nail tech Kimmie Kyees in Essie shades. 

Image via @kimmiekyees

Image via @kimmiekyees

Kyees opted for a dark oxblood shade for Grammy performer Adele. 

Image via @kimmiekyees

Image via @kimmiekyees

Chrissy Tegan wore sublte shimmer nails in Essie Topless and Barefoot. Manicure by Kimmie Kyees. 

For more Award Season manicures, browse through our gallery here

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