Get the Look: Stiletto Nails Like Fergie, Lady Gaga, And Rihanna

Fergie on Sept. 26, Lady Gaga on Nov. 3, and Rihanna on Oct. 27.
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Celebrities are getting to the point with their manicures. Fergie wore triangle-shaped nude nails at the New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins football game on Sept. 26. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s mani looked sharp with a coat of shiny black polish on them in London on Nov. 3. We also spotted Rihanna with talon-esque lavender nails at a book signing on Oct. 27. According to Roxanne Valinoti, celebrity manicurist and education training manager for CND, this style has been a growing trend for a few years now. Who knew?! “It’s a very feminine shape that balances an edgy look,” Valinoti adds. Want to go long with your nails? Here’s how…


STEP 1: Start with a square, medium-to-long nail and find the center point of the nail (you can draw a dot with a marker for reference).

STEP 2: File both sides of the nail with a soft file like Rudolph Nail File ($0.89, toward the center as if you were creating a triangle with the extension edge.

STEP 3: Finally, smooth the edges and soften any harsh corners so both sides are even before painting.

FOR FERGIE’S LOOK: Ginger + Liz Nail Colour in The Professional ($12,

FOR LADY GAGA’s LOOK: CND Nail Colour in BlackJack ($9,

FOR RIHANNA’S LOOK: Essie Nail Polish in St. Lucia Lila ($8,

+ Who do you think rocks stiletto nails the best — Fergie, Lady Gaga, or Rihanna?