Harry Styles, 25, is not-so-quietly taking over the beauty world thanks to the singer’s bold fashion taste and statement-making manicures. The latter, in particular, has sent fans into a frenzy on social media, leaving them begging for even more nail content.
The former One Direction bandmate really stepped up his nail polish game in 2019. A few standout moments include the hitmaker’s duo-toned manis from the 2019 Met Gala, Gucci Cruise 2020 Fashion Show and an episode of the Late Late Show With James Cordon.
Two more that sent social media ablaze had to do with the artist’s latest album, Fine Line. For a promotional video celebrating the album, Styles had on bright-yellow nails adorned with black smiley faces. A little over a week later, he performed the entire album at the forum in L.A. sporting a geometric design on one hand and fruit-inspired nails on the other.
Styles hasn’t always painted his nails bright colors and designs. Prior to 2019, he occasionally coated his bare talons with black polish, like he did at the Another Man party in London back in 2016 or the 2017 Australian Aria Awards.
In an interview with The Guardian, Styles spoke about his gender-bending fashion and beauty choices. “What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that,” said Styles in the interview. “If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though.’ I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.’”
Keep scrolling to see some of Harry Styles’ best — and most memorable — manicures of all time!
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The ‘Fine Line’ Mani
On December 16, 2019, celebrity nail artist Britney Tokyo shared a photo of the singer’s nails, which he wore on-stage to perform at The Forum in L.A. the weekend prior. The fun manicure consisted of a multicolored geometric pattern on one hand and alternating fruits painted on his nails on the other hand.
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Complementary Toned Talons
Styles hosted the Late Late Show With James Corden on December 10, 2019, wearing duo-toned nail polish consisting of orange and navy blue shades.
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To promote Fine Line, the artist shared a promotional video on Twitter on December 5, 2019 and in turn, made his followers go wild thanks to his yellow nails with smiley faces.
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The "Camp" Manicure
The former One Direction bandmate dressed for the esteemed fundraising gala’s “camp” theme in a black Gucci jumpsuit with sheer sleeves on May 6, 2019. He accessorized with heeled boots and a two-toned mani featuring teal and black polish.
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The British hitmaker attended the Gucci Cruise 2020 fashion show on May 28, 2019, in Rome wearing pastel pink and blue on his digits. He paired the bold mani with a camel-colored suit, which she styled open with a white ribbed tank underneath.
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