Trend Alert: Punk Nail Art

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No one would accuse punk style of seeming very put-together, which makes the punk nail art inherently confusing. In the ‘80s, it was all about chipped, black nails. Of course no one dared try that at the MET Gala (she would have been the truest punk there). It was all about fancy gowns, big jewels, and perfectly (just maybe not attractively) painted nails. I would say Sienna Miller was the most on-theme, weaponizing her jet black nails with silver studs. Read on if you dare to get DIY instructions for the punkest nails of the night…

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I recently posted a less than glowing review of reverse French manicures, and I’m afraid my opinion hasn’t changed. Nicole Richie’s light gray hair was enough of a statement at the Ball – did she really need these, too?? To try the look, paint one shade of polish in a heart shape and fill in the remainder of the nail with a different lacquer.

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I look at Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s nails and just want to clip off the gold tips. If you like the style, it’s very easy to recreate. Paint your entire nail with one hue, then cover the top half with shimmer. The second part is a little more challenging – practice makes perfect!

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With her freshly bleached ‘do, gorgeous Valentino dress, and lucite clutch, a lot of people didn’t even notice Anne Hathaway’s nails, but whoa were they loud! To get the Lisa Frank look, I recommend going straight to your manicurist. Have her paint your nails yellow, then create the ombre with green at the nail beds and pink on the tips. The ideal fade requires the hands of a professional, as do the leopard spots!

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Julianne Hough only let a few of her nails wild. Each one was painted black, while the middle got a coat of glitter polish and another just got plain glitter bombed.

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