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Met Gala 2024: 20 show-stopping celebrity nail looks from the red carpet

By Rebecca Hitchon | 07 May 2024 | Celebrity, Events, News

Met Gala 2024 Nails

An annual celebration of fashion and style, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Gala fundraising event took place in New York last night (Monday 6 May 2024).

The event honoured new exhibition, Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, and welcomed celebrities to represent dress code, The Garden of Time, via their fashion, hair, make-up and nail choices.

Check out 20 jaw-dropping nail designs from the night…

Lil Nas X @customtnails1

Musician, Lil Nas X, turned to Temeka Jackson of @customtnails1 for an elongated glitzy Met Gala nail look, using metallic OPI GelColor shade, Go Big Or Go Chrome.

Lizzo @eriishizu

3D glass effect flowers adorned Lizzo’s nail enhancements, thanks to the singer’s go-to nail tech, Eri Ishizu.

Emma Chamberlain @thuybnguyen

Showcasing the same lace as on her Met Gala dress, manicurist, Thuy Nguyen, created these classy press-ons for actress, Emma Chamberlain, using Sally Hansen.

Cardi B @cocamichelle

Nail artist, Coca Michelle, tended to the nails of Cardi B, imitating the appearance of a rose stem’s thorn via an angular French design using OPI.

Dove Cameron @painted Lolly

Dainty 3D flowers were added to singer & actress, Dove Cameron’s nail enhancements, courtesy of Mel Shangaris of @painted_lolly.

Karol G @sacciadidthat

Colombian musician, Karol G, embraced all things ethereal fairy with pointed ears, a platinum hairstyle and silver embellished dress, which Saccia of @sacciadidthat matched with the celeb’s nail look.

Demi Lovato @natalieminervanails

Demi Lovato’s nail style paid tribute to the flowers on her Prabal Gurung dress, thanks to celebrity nail tech, Natalie Minerva, who used OPI and a custom white and silver chrome mix.

Taraji P Henson @customtnails1

Temeka Jackson (@customtnails1) created sparkling water drip effect nails for American actress, Taraji P Henson, using The GelBottle Inc and Aprés Nail.

Erykah Badu @naominailsnyc

Singer, Erykah Badu, sported long, purple almond enhancements courtesy of Naomi Yasuda of @naominailsnyc.

Queen Latifah @sreyninpeng

Nail stylist to the stars, Nin of @sreyninpeng, was on hand to fashion a sparkly look for musician & actress, Queen Latifah.

Camila Cabello @tombachik

Tom Bachik created a rose gold velvet shimmer effect on nails for Camila Cabello, tying these in with the singer’s rose gold gown using Aprés Nail.

Sabrina Carpenter @nailsbyzola

A frosty blue manicure, complete with rhinestones, complemented Sabrina Carpenter’s Oscar de la Renta gown. Zola Ganzorigt of @nailsbyzola created the style using OPI GelColor in It’s A Boy! with Chrome Effects in Tin Man Can.

Alison Williams @pattieyankee

imPRESS Beauty press-ons in Vanilla Glaze were enhanced with hand-painted, embossed roses and vines by Pattie Yankee and assistant, Imani Mone’t (@polishnpotions), for actress, Allison Williams.

Jessica Biel @enamelle

Madam Glam Gel Polish was used by Elle Gerstein of @enamelle for this translucent mani with chrome leave details and mini crystals, worn by actress, Jessica Biel, to match her Cartier jewellery.

Doja Cat @sacciadidthat

3D water droplets sat upon a long, classic French manicure for Doja Cat’s ‘Wet Gala’ look, crafted by @sacciadidthat.

Cynthia Erivo @rosedoesmynails

Cynthia Erivo, who plays Elphaba in the upcoming Wicked movie, turned to her regular nail stylist, Rose Hackle of @rosedoesmynails, for an encapsulated nature-inspired design using OPI.

Ariana Grande @mimicuttrell Dannyblessedit

New York-based manicurist, Danny Tavarez of @dannyblessedit, fashioned a classic pink & white French nail style for fellow Wicked actress & singer, Ariana Grande.

Jennifer Lopez @tombachik

Jennifer Lopez’s go-to tech, Tom Bachik, created a pearly nail look for the celeb inspired by the butterfly’s transformation. He added top coat from CND™ to Shellac™ hue, Flowerbed Folly, to produce the semi-sheer nail colour.

Greta Lee @naominailsync

Aprés Nail was used by Naomi Yasuda to create a milky base with silver French tips for American actress, Greta Lee.

Ashley Graham @harrietwestmoreland

Model, Ashley Graham, enlisted the help of The GelBottle Inc global ambassador, Harriet Westmoreland, for her sophisticated almond nails, showcasing TGB BIAB™ shade, Dolly.