Watch out ladies, the latest (and most dangerous) nail trend may be hazardous to your health. The talon nail is guaranteed to have you raising some eyebrows, as well as possibly scaring small children. Seen on every pop princess from Beyonce to Gaga, Rihanna and even Adele the talon nail is a nail trend for only the most adventurous (due to the high likelihood of poking one's eye out, accidental facial lacerations or poking somebody else's eye out).
So what exactly is a talon nail? It's basically a fake plastic nail that is super elongated and then filed into a
While some pop stars are going for the regular talon nail, a la Fergie below, some are taking it a tad too far on occasion... (and no, it's not Gaga!)
Rihanna sported super duper scary claws at this year's Met Gala, which reportedly took her manicurist over two hours to create.
While the shape is pretty awesome looking- in a goth, Morticia Addams sort of way- it is definitely not the easiest nail to live with! A nail like this requires constant upkeep due to the fragile nature of the nail tip and unless you have a personal manicurist on call 24/7 (like those lucky celebs) you might want to go for a toned-down version of the look.
Beyonce and Dita Von Teese sport a more natural (and wearable) talon nail, with a gently pointed oval shape instead of a pointed claw. Definitely more manageable for those of us who like to go about our daily activities without the imminent risk of a trip to the emergency room.
What about you? Gotta have the talon nail, or are you for the more natural look?
Have a beautiful week!