Like her outfits and hair, Katy Perry's nails are always cutting edge. Perry's 2011 VMA nail design choice was no exception. The pop star wore custom Minx nails to the 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28 as she accepted the Video of the Year award for her powerful single, “Firework.” A closer look at Katy’s Minx reveals that each nail is personalized with a tiny record image at the nail bed. The records symbolize each of the five hit singles from her “Teenage Dream” album that propelled Katy into music history. Katy Perry joins Michael Jackson in being the only other artist in the history of Billboard to have five songs from the same album hit No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Los Angeles celebrity nail stylist Kimmie Kyees designed the custom Minx, using a black and white-checkered background to contrast with the blue and pink-labeled records that had “Katy” and “Perry” written on them in script. Kimmie Kyees is the same nail stylist who applied the custom “Russell Brand” Minx to Katy Perry for her VMA appearance last year. Minx nails is a solid nail coating that is available in salons and spas around the world.
Images courtesy of Adam Orchon.