Since Beyoncé’s Renaissance album dropped in July 2022, at literally any given moment of the day, no matter where I am, I’ll randomly sing out “unique” as if “Alien Superstar” is playing — I look a little something like this, and I know I’m not the only one. So I was beyond delighted to see that Beyoncé fully embraced the word when selecting a manicure for her Houston tour dates. She went all out with silver talons that spelled out “unique” on the top and underside of each nail.
The mani in question was painted and sculpted by nail artist Coca Michelle, who is also Megan Thee Stallion’s go-to manicurist. Upon closer inspection, Michelle created these nails on a pair of extravagant-looking, bedazzled silver gloves instead of adhering them directly to Queen Bey’s nails. Michelle coated each long pointy tip with a reflective silver hue, which is basically the official colour of the Renaissance tour. On each tip, she appears to have adhered a bedazzled letter, adding two to each thumb, to spell out “unique” on each hand.
Michelle also designed the underside of the talons, painting them with a pitch-black hue. Using a white polish, she wrote out “unique” again adding a letter underneath each nail and two underneath the thumb. When Bey displayed the underside of her nails, you can see the word written out on each hand.
Though I had the chance to see Beyoncé perform in the summer, I’m extremely jealous of everyone who got to attend her Houston dates because, of course, she gave her some of her best performances for her hometown — and because the audience got to see this manicure in action. As far as I’m concerned these, unique (say it with me) chrome nails are easily my favourite Beyoncé manicure of all time.
This feature originally appeared on Allure.
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