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Taken off guard and devastated by the world’s loss of American icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the 2020 Grammy Awards went on and were dedicated to the basketball legend. Apart from breathtaking performances, stunning ensembles and teary-eyed speeches, we’ve highlighted the most extravagant nail looks from artists like Lizzo, Rosalía, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and more—courtesy of their celebrity manicurists of course.

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Sherman Oaks, California-based Bling It Salon owner Yvett Garcia (AKA yvynails) tended to Rosalía’s jeweled talons in not-so-typical circumstances—with some help from her salon team of course.

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“When you have to get things done, you figure out a way,” writes Garcia on an Instagram post. “Had to finish these beauties in a moving vehicle, blinging away and car surfing all at once, but it was all worth it.”

 

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Rosalía wasn’t the only one wearing blinged talons, Cardi B came to the party draped in an embellished Mugler grown, paired with Swarovski-covered stilettos, courtesy of her long-time nail artist Jenny Bui and OPI GelColor Let’s Be Friends!

 

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New York City-based celebrity manicurist Mei Kawajiri sculpted square-shaped tips, painted with a purple and white checkered pattern for Lipa, who not only tagged Kawajiri, but posted several selfies showing off her fresh mani.

 

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas tagged Los Angeles-based celebrity nail artist Kimmie Kyees in a stunning shot of her and husband Nick Jonas. Kyees created Chopra’s elegant red-carpet look with The Gelbottle Inc in Peach Daiquiri faded into a sheer polish, finished with a few stones to elevate the glam.

 

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Kyees also painted Chrissy Teigen’s natural nails with clean nude OPI Bare My Soul—which she claims pairs well with a variety of skin tones—and finished the look with cuticle oil.

 

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New York City-based nail artist Eri Ishizu created a custom, hand painted nail look for Gunna with OPI lacquer in Black Onyx, featuring dollar signs, the Chanel logo and a cross.

 

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Billie Eilish paired her electric green locks with Gucci-inspired press-ons peeking out of fingerless embellished gloves. With help from Mika and Nao Ishita, celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo hand made the nails with OPI GelColor March in Uniform, Pump Up the Volume, Amazon AmazOFF and Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants.

“I am so overwhelmed by the coverage of Billie Eilish’s green Gucci nails from tonight’s Recording Academy,” says Kudo. “The GG mark and green color was requested by Billie’s team a week before the show. Billie wanted something that easily comes off without damaging her nails, so I used XXL press ons, which I shaped square. We worked at Billie’s family breakfast table in her house for four hours the night before the show.”

Recreate the Look

Step 1
Apply one coat of custom mix OPI GelColor March in Uniform and AmazOn AmazOff for a darker shade of green.

Step 2
Apply one coat of custom mix OPI GelColor Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants and AmazOn AmazOff for a lighter shade of green.

TIP! Two similar colors in the different tones applied in layers creates dimension and depth.

Step 3
Hand paint Gucci logos with a custom blend of neon green gel polish and OPI in Pump Up the Volume.

TIP! Neon green is absorbed by the base green color, so mixing neon yellow helps make it stand out.

 

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Ishizu paired Lizzo’s white Versace gown with almond-shaped tips, pierced with dangling teardrop crystals, polished with Christian Louboutin Beauty in Madame Est Nue as the base color and Goldissima for the hand-painted No. eights.

 

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—by Angelina Lewis

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