The 11 Best Nail Moments From the Grammys
From 14K solid white gold to 3D printed flowers, the nails were the true beauty winner of the night.
hile the hair and makeup at last night’s 2023 Grammy Awards were top-tier, the nail art that debuted on and off the red carpet just took things to the next level. Everyone’s favorite celebs — Taylor Swift, Lizzo, J.Lo, and Olivia Rodrigo to name just a few — let their imaginations run free as they went all out with their manis.
We’re talking 3D prints of flowers and chains. Swarovski crystals and diamond accents. We’ve even got a full 14K solid white gold moment (more on that later). These nail looks are bound to inspire some of your next nail looks for 2023 and beyond.
If best nails were an award, these deserve top mention. Scroll through to see the 11 best nail moments of the night.
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Jennifer Lopez’s Minimal Bling
You can always count on J.Lo to bring her A-game — especially when it comes to nails. Created by her go-to nail artist, celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik, Lopez’s nails were prepped with the Tweezerman x Tom Bachik Ultimate Nail Care Set before getting coated with Aprés gel nail polish in “Vintage Carnation,” a deep and luscious nude base. Bachik then placed tiny diamonds in a line along the center of each nail for minimal shine.
Lizzo’s Spring Bloom
Lizzo was — and always really — all good vibes, looking like a vibrant flower on the red carpet. To match the floral decor on her cape, the “Record of the Year” winner wore bright orange stiletto nails with stunning flower decals. Celebrity nail artist Eri Ishizu first molded 3D flowers on acrylic nails before painting on the OPI Gel Color “Silicon Valley Girl” to get that vibrant color. After curing the nails under UV light, Ishizu adds some crystals and seals them with the OPI GelColor Stay Strong Base Coat and the Stay Matte Top Coat.
Taylor Swift’s Midnight Blues
Swift’s "Midnights" era is far from over. To match her two-piece jeweled blue ensemble, the singer wore a deep blue shade with a chrome finish for a mesmerizing nail look.
Laverne Cox’s Golden Moment
Ishizu opted for medium stiletto-shaped nails for Cox and painted on a shimmery gold color from Aprés. For some added shine, Ishizu then placed small Swarovski crystals along the base of Cox’s nails.
Megan Fox’s Diamond Crosses
If you’re looking for something fabulous to worship, turn to these 14K solid white gold nails. Celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce went all out for Fox’s nail look. Boyce first used the Aprés Nails Long Stiletto GelX for the base of the nails. Along with jeweler MARROW FINE, she then had those nails 3-D scanned and filled with 14K white gold and adorned with diamonds in the shape of a cross.
SZA’s Heart Detail
If you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day nail inspo, look no further. SZA wore her heart on her nail and dressed up a simple bare nail with red and white crystals in the shape of a heart.
Mary J. Blige’s Matching Crystals
Go big and bejeweled or go home. Blige wore white crystals all over her long nails to match her jeweled cut-out dress, making her nails the perfect accessory.
Charli D’Amelio’s Chained Commitment
Matching with boyfriend Landon Barker, D’Amelio opted for black nails with a bold chain detail. Boyce used two coats of the CND Shellac™ Gel Polish in Black Pool to get that classic black shade and placed 3D silver chain cuffs along the base of the nail.
Latto's Little Cherries
There are many ways to elevate the iconic French mani. Take a cue from Latto and add little cherry decals on top of the classic French white tip and bare base for an easy way to put a unique spin on a classic.
Lizzo’s On-Stage Chromatic Silver
Why just settle on just one nail look for the Grammys when you can have two? Lizzo changed up her nails for her performance of her hit song “About Damn Time” and went metallic and cool. Ishizu went simple with a chromatic silver polish on Lizzo’s stiletto-shaped nails.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Subtle Goth
Can’t go wrong with the classic black nail. Rodrigo kept it minimal with a sheer black dress and a shiny black mani for a chic rocker goth vibe.
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