Ciara had the audience of the 2022 ESPY Awards on their feet as she took the stage to present an award, but it wasn’t just her knockout look that had everyone talking. It was her nails! Ciara’s long, perfectly polished talons were so notable that they made the news, with blogs and entertainment sites taking note of how striking they looked, even in the dimmed stage lights.
The details behind her look
The 2022 ESPY Awards saw Ciara look like a supermodel from head to toe. Despite a plunging black velvet gown with a sparkling bustier, the singer kept her nails simple with an iteration of one of the hottest red carpet trends: the supermodel manicure. The nail look has been a favorite among celebrities such as Zendaya and Kourtney Kardashian, but its simplicity makes it adaptable for all types of events.
Essentially, a supermodel manicure consists of a sheer pink or similarly neutral base coat, highlighted by immaculately clean nail beds. Tom Bachik, a celebrity nail artist, coined the phrase to describe Margot Robbie’s nails at the 2021 Academy Awards. Celebrities have since been rocking all kinds of twists on the supermodel manicure, including Sabrina Carpenter’s crystallized version.
With celebrity nails, extravagance and maximalism seem to be the norm. Ciara proved on the red carpet that a simple, clean manicure can look sophisticated, especially when it’s complemented by diamond jewelry. Even though Ciara is no stranger to bedazzled nails herself, minimalist nails deserve their time to shine.