Donned by stars like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Adele and Lady Gaga, stiletto nails are a trend that shows no signs of dying. These claws are usually fake, and are cut and filed to form a point.
For the longest time, I was against this type of nails; I absolutely hated pointy fingernails. I loved and still do having square-shaped nails. I only took a liking to this nail shape when I spotted Adele with a nude stiletto nail in one of my favorite magazines. I was surprised at how chic her nails looked, and decided to give them a try in the near future.
Searching for a salon that would craft stiletto nails, I eventually stumbled upon Valley Nails NYC, which specializes in nail art. I initially thought I would use a dress from one of the Fall 2012 shows as inspiration, but after my nail technician was done, we both agreed that the design just didn't work.
Since I already had white gel polish as my base, we decided to just go with black triangular tips à la Rihannas You Da One music video.
While these nails may not fly in a workplace thats less creative, if painted a solid color, I think they could suit any womans professional lifestyle.
Dara Adeeyo is a nail polish junkie who blogs her beauty diary on Dark Berry Beauty.