A-List Nails

Be it classy and demure or wild and wacky, stars always have noteworthy nail style. We tapped New York City manicurist Sae Carter to create hot, celeb-inspired nail art to inspire your own mani-adventures. 

Aretha M. Busby Jan, 10, 2014

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The Style: Modern, punk, edgy 

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Using black and silver polish as a base. Carter designed a vastly different look for each nail. With artfully placed Swarovski crystals, silver chains, foil and spikes, this is not your mother's manicure.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx ($9, ulta.com)

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Haven't the Foggiest ($9, ulta.com)

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The Style: Sophisticated and Classic

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Carter started with a muted nude-pink polish and added small gold spheres for impact. The end is subtle yet strong—very Olivia Pope.

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Essie Nail Polish in Topless & Barefoot ($9, essie.com)

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The Style: Urban Meets Boho

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A dark red polish base complements the sexy gold and rhinestone accents. Carter's influence was the subtle draping of the feminine Indian-inspired head chain Alicia Keys is known for wearing.

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Ruby Do ($8, drugstores)

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The Syle: Wild and fierce

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A trendsetter who always pushes the boundaries of what's hot, Eve is known for her feline-inspired tattoo. She's our glam girl who's untamed at heart. Carter's unique hand-drawn cheetahlike pattern is amazingly easy to do. For that extra wow factor, she used dark nude, gray and glitter gold polishes.

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The New Black Nail Polish in Golden Glitter ($10 for a set of two, sephora.com)

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