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Last updated: January 07, 2020

Nude Nails & Bold Manicures Dominated The 2020 Golden Globes

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Subtle Nudes & Dark Designs Crushed The Red Carpet

This year’s award season is already proving that manis don’t need to be blinged out in order to make a statement. Nude shades, deep, dark hues and simple geometric lines were all over the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet, proving that simplicity is always best! From Joey King’s subtle yet intricate nail art to Kerry Washington’s bold red nails to Busy Philipps’ berry-toned French manicure, scroll down to see what your favorite celebs were wearing on the red carpet.


1. Joey King

“Tonight, at the Golden Globes, Joey King is wearing a magical dress by Iris Van Herpen. To compliment the dress, we chose to do a geometric nail look that highlights the actress’ colorful personality. Each nail features a different configuration of thin, geometric lines,” says Thuy Nguyen (@thuybnguyen) using essie.

Instagram via @thuybnguyen


2. Tiffany Haddish

“Pretty in Pink, She Readyy,” exclaims Sarah Chue (@chuenails) on her look for Tiffany Haddish using essie, OPI and ibd Beauty.

Instagram via @chuenails


3. Natasha Lyonne 

“[Natasha Lyonne] is wearing a fresh set of liquid and powder enhancements topped with [CND] SHELLAC™ in ‘Powerful Hematite’,” says Vanessa Sanchez McCullough (@nailzbyvee).

Instagram via @natashalyonneworld


4. Scarlett Johannsson

“For the Golden Globes this year, Scarlett Johansson was looking for a unique nail look with an ‘apricot sheer color.’ To accent her gown, we went with a thin French manicure that is overlaid with a custom blend of two classic essie polishes elevating the classic look with a modern shimmer,” says Emi Kudo (@nailsbyemikudo).

Instagram via @nailsbyemikudo


5. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington with nails by Kim Truong (@kimkimnails) using OPI in “Malaga Wine”.

Instagram via @kimkimnails


6. Salma Hayek

“For Salma [Hayek] today, her outfit called for a clean minimalistic manicure. Choosing a color to accent her dress by Gucci was fun because of all the colors that it picks up,” says Thuy on her Instagram. “Salma’s perfect cuticles made it so easy to manicure her nails and apply OPI’s ‘Stop It I’m Blushing!'”

Instagram via @thuybnguyen


7. Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps with nails by Nettie Davis (@nettienailsit) using CND.

Instagram via @nettienailsit


8. Kaitlyn Dever

“Kaitlyn’s whimsical, floral gown is paired with a classic clean beauty look for her Golden Globes debut,” says Stephanie Stone (@stephstonenails) using essie. “Iconic ‘Ballet Slippers’ were used for her manicure in order to create an elegant and polished blush nail—truly timeless.”

Instagram via @stephstonenails


9. Cynthia Erivo

“I had the pleasure of pampering the beautiful [Cynthia Erivo]! We went with a classic black manicure, with a matte black accent nail,” shared @pamperdspa on Instagram using OPI and Sally Hansen.


10. Michelle Williams

“I worked with Michelle on ‘Fosse/Verdon’, so I’m soooo excited, proud and honored to be able to continue to share this journey with her,” says Tracylee Percival (@luxebytracylee) on her Instagram. She used essie.

Instagram via @diaridicinema


11. Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan with nails by Vanessa using Red Carpet Manicure.

Instagram via @nailzbyvee

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