Sydney Sweeney Has Two Very Different Manicure Personalities

She went from coquette to goth practically overnight.

Sydney Sweeney at the Madame Web world premiere in February 2024.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Time and time again, Sydney Sweeney has proven she has range. She can be a rom-com lead making you dance to "Unwritten" or the most intimidating character in the world (Olivia in The White Lotus Season 1). She can also restore a vintage car or become a superhero (Spider-Woman, to be precise) all in a day's work.

The 26-year-old has the acting and technical chops to be anyone she wants to be, and now she's proving her versatility through her nail art. Over the last few days, Sweeney showed off two manicures with opposite aesthetics: a dreamy coquette design she wore to a Galentine's Day party and a gothic web look she chose for the premiere of Madame Web.

Two very different Sydney Sweeney manicures pictured side by side.

Sydney Sweeney showed off two very different manicures—both sealed with a heart—the weekend before Valentine's Day.

(Image credit: Left: @sydneysweeney on Instagram, Right: Zola Ganzorigt)

Zola Ganzorigt, Sweeney's regular nail artist and the visionary behind so many of her brilliant manicures, was also responsible for her two latest nail looks.

"For Galentine's we wanted something to go with the theme which was 'Bows before Bros,'" Ganzorigt tells Marie Claire. The pair decided on a pink base with 3-D bows and heart charms—which Ganzorigt considers a major departure from Sweeney's usual red carpet and day-to-day styles.

For the Madame Web premiere, on the other hand(s)? "I wanted to give her something to complement her gown and we had to do spider web," shares the artist, who swapped out the weekend's manicure so Sweeney could walk the red carpet in character on Monday, February 12.

Sydney Sweeney at the Madame Web world premiere in February 2024.

Sydney Sweeney shows off her gothic manicure at the Madame Web world premiere.

(Image credit: Getty Images)

For the event, Sweeney went with a gothic black spiderweb design over clear nails, complemented by a wash of glitter. Like the bow look, her nails were kept long and almond shaped.

It should be noted that both manicures featured hearts: a detail fitting for Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day, when Madame Web officially releases.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.