In the land of Claws, the best nails reign supreme. At Essence Festival in New Orleans, ladies (and gentleman) took this very seriously, coming out with their nails just as dope as their outfits.

Intricate designs, colorful patterns, and classy classics could be seen. And it wasn’t just at Beauty Carnival.

Outside of the convention center, on the streets of the French Quarter, at the brand pop-ups, and of course at the Superdome and ESSENCE’s After Dark concerts, pretty little (and some not so little) nails were taking over. And when it comes to the feet, white is winning as the color for summer.

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