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Standout nails at the Golden Globes

There was as much focus on nails as there was on fashion, hair and make-up, at the recent Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Singer/actress and Golden Globe nominee, Selena Gomez, wore actual Swarovski Crystal ‘pixie dust’ on her medium length stiletto shaped nude nails, which were by designed celebrity ‘man-i-curist’, Tom Bachik. On his Instagram page (@tombachik), he wrote: “We wanted to use a softer shade with a bit of sparkle to contrast the deep dark drama of Selena’s @maisonvalentino gown.” Said gown was a voluminous black and plum number.

Margot Robbie @tombachik

Also by Bachik, Margot Robbie’s sparkly, striped pink gown was offset by a pearly, shortish and squaoval French manicure. He said: “Margot’s glam was fresh, clean and stunning! For nails, we wanted to complement the dress and carry over the soft but deliberate feel.”

Anya Taylor-Joy rocked long, plain chrome oval nails in gold to complement her yellow two-piece Dior outfit. Her nail set was done by well-known celebrity manicurist, Kim Truong.

One of the night’s winners, Quinta Brunson of ‘Abbott Elementary’, wore crystal embellished, press on ombre nails in a manicure by Temeka Jackson.

Jenna Ortega @thuynguyen

Perfectly matched in terms of colour were nominee Jenna Ortega’s (‘Wednesday’) long almond nails in a soft beige just like her ornate dress. A lighter vertical swirl embellished each nail.

Winner, Julia Garner (‘Ozark’) had her nails created by Chanel nail artist Betina Goldstein, who described the nail set as ‘diamond dust tips’ – these were done in a silver polish.

Goldstein was also responsible for the long, almond shaped ‘butterscotch nails’ of nominee Lilly James (‘Pam & Tommy’).

Jessica Chastain @julieknailsnyc

Julie Kandalec did the nails of Oscar winner and Golden Globe nominee, Jessica Chastain, and opted for a simple but lovely pearly manicure of medium length and oval in shape.

Laverne Cox @erierinailz

E! ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ host and trans actress, Laverne Cox, is always fashion first at glamorous events such as these and the Golden Globes were no exception. Celebrity manicurist Eri Ishizu did blue asymmetrical tips on Cox’s long stiletto nails, specifically to match the glorious azure hue of her gown.

(Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)