Nails from the 2014 Emmys
The 2014 Primetime Emmys had a clear trend: red dresses, pink nails, and tons of our favorite celebrities. Everywhere we turned, more faces (and nails) we knew popped up: the entire Orange is the New Black cast was there, Modern Family took away heaps of awards, and Breaking Bad made a farewell appearance. Plus, Zooey Deschanel flaunted her latest manicure design from Tom Bachik!
Famed celebrity manicurist Mr. Luis blew us away with the nail job he did for actress Dascha “Dash” Polanco of Orange is the New Black. To match her dress by Johanna Johnson and jewelry by Sam Lehr, Mr. Luis created nude bling nails using Essie Fiji and Set in Stones, plus Swarovski crystals.
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English-born actress and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver got nailed before the Emmys by Cuccio Colour’s Elaine Watson. The red and gunmetal pointed design was fun, but retained a classic feel that’s more detailed than you think! (See the full tutorial for it here.)
Laura Prepon of Orange is the New Black did not disappoint in documenting the entire day of the awards. Before going to hair and makeup, the actress showed off her lavender-tinged metallic mani and Simon G. jewelry.
Taryn Manning, known as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett on Orange is the New Black, made a huge transformation for the red carpet. She ditched the extensions and orange jumpsuit and absolutely glowed in a gold gown. Celebrity manicurist Kait Mosh gave the actress dark shimmering fingertips using Azature Charcoal Diamond. Says the nail artist, “Taryn is channeling old Hollywood glamour tonight, and we wanted to bring a modern rocker edge to the look.”
Betsy Brandt had a loud floral dress ideal for an end-of-summer event, but kept it toned down in the nail department. Her manicurist Carla Kay revealed, “Betsy and I picked Red Carpet Manicure’s Candid Moments Nail Lacquer, because Betsy’s dress has a lot of bold colors. I felt that the soft shade provides a nice balance. Plus, it’s a color that really compliments the hands and gives her a chic, soft-looking finish. To get the look, I used Red Carpet Manicure [with] three coats of Candid Moments to give the look added depth.”
[Images: Red Carpet Manicure, Getty Images Entertainment]
Zooey Deschanel toned down her usual quirky nail art and went with something more traditional. Tom Bachik gave her a soft pink mani with a metallic pink stripe across each nail.
Sarah Hyland and Zooey Deschanel had something in common – one-stripe nail art! The Modern Family actress’ tips was painted with Essie Cocktails and Coconuts and then each was given a metallic gold line.
Top Chef’s host Padma Lakshmi made an angelic entrance at the Emmys in a cream Ralph Rucci gown. Her pearlescent nails were a good match; celebrity manicurist Julie Kandalec used Essie Imported Bubbly.
Lena Dunham wore a controversial (read: overly puffy) Giambattista Valli gown with her new platinum locks and amazing rings from Fred Leighton. It was Deborah Lippmann who gave her the ultimate accessory: a shiny pink metallic manicure. Lippmann told Hollywood Reporter, “[Lena is] young and free so I didn’t think her nails really had to match the gown. We actually looked for a pink that wasn’t in the ombre of the skirt. So it was 100 percent inspired by the gown, but it’s a tone that wasn’t in there.”
Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting arrived at the Emmys with her new hubbie and a killer look. Her Monique Lhuillier dress was bright red with lace and Chanel manicurist Ashlie Johnson gave her neon pink tips to match.