Stop the Presses, Harry Styles’s Nails Are *Major* Inspo
Let’s face it: We can’t get enough of Harry Styles. From his love of Gucci suits to the whole entire “Watermelon Sugar” music video, the British singer has gone through a fashion and beauty revolution for the ages. (Although, who wasn’t head over heels for ‘Frat Boy Harry’?) But there’s one beauty look in particular that has caught our attention—his nails. Whether he’s wearing statement black polish for an award show or sporting pastel tones to host Saturday Night Live, Styles has proved that he’s one to watch when it comes to serving serious mani inspo. Here, eight Harry Styles nails to try out now.
1. Mixed Fruits
In honor of his second album release, Fine Line, Styles had his nails reflect a few of his songs like “Watermelon Sugar,” “Cherry,” and “Sunflower, Vol. 6.” Manicurist Britney Tokyo, known for bold and colorful art designs, created the look that the British singer showcased during a Los Angeles performance. If you’re ready to brush up on your nail art skills, grab a stripping tool and get started (or if drawing isn’t your thing, a few summer-inspired stickers works too).
2. Smiley Faces
Fans got a sneak peek at his latest album during a promotional video of the vinyl edition. While many were excited to get their hands on the album, it was his bright yellow mani with drawn-on smiley faces that had fans scrambling to recreate the look themselves. Nail artist Jenny Longworth (also the mastermind behind his Met Gala nails) is credited for doing this fun, 90s-inspired nail design for Styles’ Guardian interview and we can’t thank her enough. (Recently, she blessed us with a handy tutorial to do it at home.)
3. Alternating Orange and Blue
His nails don’t only get the star treatment for album releases. Back in December, he added hosting to his list of talents and spent a week running The Late Late Show with James Corden. Aside from being a natural at the gig, his nails also earned their place in the spotlight. The singer wore high-contrast orange and blue for a unique color combo that turned his professional suit into a bolder look.
4. Teal and Black Color Blocking
When it was announced that Harry Styles was going to be one of the hosts at the 2019 Met Gala, we waited impatiently to see what he was going to wear for the “Camp” theme, and boy, he didn’t disappoint. While the Gucci jumpsuit was enough to turn heads, he completed the look with a teal and black mani done by Longworth to add a splash of moody color to the all-black outfit.
5. Pops of Pastel
OK, he definitely has a thing for pastel colors. (Seriously, his album is covered in light shades of pink and blue.) So, it shouldn’t be surprising that the colors made an appearance a few times throughout 2019 and 2020. From the Gucci Cruise 2020 Fashion Show to hosting Saturday Night Live, the multi-colored mani is constantly a staple in his public appearances.
6. Coordinating Lavender
Continuing on the pastel train, the Fine Line singer switched it up and tried a lavender shade for the 2020 Brit Awards (and during his performance on The Today Show) back in February. The combo of the brown Gucci suit, purple wool sweater and his signature pearls make the addition of the pastel color flow seamlessly with the outfit.
Get the look: Deborah Lippmann ($20)
7. Bold Red
Um, how good is this color palette? While many of us wish Styles would be our Valentine every year, the former 1D member celebrated the holiday with a rose-red mani that gave his look the pop factor it needed. Honestly, you can never go wrong with a bold red shade, and the singer knows just how to keep it on trend.
Get the look: Chanel ($28)
8. Neon Coral
The “Watermelon Sugar” singer gave us the song of the summer, plus a music video with a bunch of fashion and beauty inspo that had us drooling. The opening of the video gave us a quick but unforgettable glimpse of the bright pink mani that just screams spending the day at the beach with a nice fruity drink—you know, for hydration. Manicurist Sreynin Peng might’ve made it the summer color when she decided to put this neon coral shade on Styles.
Get the look: Salon Perfect ($4)