#MaleArt is the latest boys-only nail trend

These guys are putting us to shame!

BeautyCrew Beauty Assistant / October 10 2019

New nail trends seem to crop up every day, however, most of them are more female-friendly. But thankfully nail art-loving guys, your prayers have been answered by #MaleArt – a new nail trend that has been seen on celebrities like A$AP Rocky, Harry Styles and Marc Jacobs.

The #MaleArt trend, which refers to any form of nail art for men, has really taken off lately, and we’ve seen some truly wild styles.

During the recent international fashion weeks, we spotted A$AP Rocky wearing iconographic nails front row at NYFW, while designer Marc Jacobs recreated on his own digits the 3D design that the models at his Spring/Summer 2020 show wore down the runway.

There was also that time Harry Styles opted for a rainbow manicure at this year’s MET Gala; Anwar Hadid donned a matching manicure with his girlfriend Dua Lipa; and then there’s Jonathan Van Ness who regularly uses his nails as a way to pay homage to his favourite TV shows and movies (such as Golden Girls and The First Wives Club).

In case these famous male manis weren’t reason enough for you to get on board yourself, the Polished Man campaign will convince you. The worldwide initiative challenges all men and women to paint their fingernails during the month of October to raise awareness for and help end violence against children.

So, to help inspire your own #MaleArt manicure, here’s a round-up of the best men’s nail art designs that have really caught our eye lately.

A$AP Rocky

I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY'S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE. 🙏🏿
I AM OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED BY TODAY'S VERDICT. I WANT TO SAY THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE WHO SHOWED ME LOVE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IMMA KEEP MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU TO MY TEAM, MY MANAGEMENT, ATTORNEYS, LABEL AND EVERYONE WHO ADVOCATED FOR JUSTICE. 🙏🏿
NIGHT OUT IN DA CITY 😎🤘🏾
NIGHT OUT IN DA CITY 😎🤘🏾

Harry Styles

@harrystyles didn't come to play 💚🖤💚 Nails by me for the Met Gala
@harrystyles didn't come to play 💚🖤💚 Nails by me for the Met Gala
@harrystyles for @gucci Cruise 20 #harrystyles #guccicruise20
@harrystyles for @gucci Cruise 20 #harrystyles #guccicruise20

Marc Jacobs

New nail alert! My signature dark Green and crystal dots combined with RUNWAY 9.11.20 CAMEO nails @nailsbymei Photo @1.800.newbold #divinedecadence #BOWLE-D'over #startingtogetbackintoshape MAN-i-cure #Fallisaroundthecorner #gratefulnothateful
New nail alert! My signature dark Green and crystal dots combined with RUNWAY 9.11.20 CAMEO nails @nailsbymei Photo @1.800.newbold #divinedecadence #BOWLE-D'over #startingtogetbackintoshape MAN-i-cure #Fallisaroundthecorner #gratefulnothateful
A-MEI-ZING DAY! Amaaazing ART NOUVEAU inspired nails by the master herself @nailsbymei A wonderful collaboration and a lovely way to spend this perfect Saturday. Each nail hand painted and detailed, 3-D techniques, pearled, and stones- By eye! No underdrawing, no transfers, and no stencils. Pure talent and passion 💅🏼💅🏼♥️♥️ #nextlevelnailart #alphonsemucha #getyournailsdoneandyoullfeelbetter #soready #lookingforwardtotheparade #pride #loudandproud #riot #marshapjohnson #sylvierivera #stormedelarverie #allwhocamebeforeandfoughtforallofus #50thanniversary #gratefulnothateful
A-MEI-ZING DAY! Amaaazing ART NOUVEAU inspired nails by the master herself @nailsbymei A wonderful collaboration and a lovely way to spend this perfect Saturday. Each nail hand painted and detailed, 3-D techniques, pearled, and stones- By eye! No underdrawing, no transfers, and no stencils. Pure talent and passion 💅🏼💅🏼♥️♥️ #nextlevelnailart #alphonsemucha #getyournailsdoneandyoullfeelbetter #soready #lookingforwardtotheparade #pride #loudandproud #riot #marshapjohnson #sylvierivera #stormedelarverie #allwhocamebeforeandfoughtforallofus #50thanniversary #gratefulnothateful

Anwar Hadid

@anwarhadid #APLUS 💭💬 #nailsbymei
@anwarhadid #APLUS 💭💬 #nailsbymei
Together 🧡💛💚💙 @dualipa @anwarhadid #nailsbymei
Together 🧡💛💚💙 @dualipa @anwarhadid #nailsbymei

Jonathan Van Ness

The first wives club nails part 2 for @jvn 💕💅🏻💕 #nailsbymei #handpainted #gelnails
The first wives club nails part 2 for @jvn 💕💅🏻💕 #nailsbymei #handpainted #gelnails
First wives club 🖤🖤🖤🥂 @jvn #goldiehawn #bettmidler #dianekeaton 💄 #nailsbymei
First wives club 🖤🖤🖤🥂 @jvn #goldiehawn #bettmidler #dianekeaton 💄 #nailsbymei

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Which of these eye-catching nail art designs would you like to try for yourself? Let us know in the comments below. 

Main image credit: Getty

Briar was Beauty Crew’s intern before joining the crew full time as a Beauty Assistant in March of 2019. She is a self-professed product junkie, skin care obsessive and she is always on the hunt for the perfect mascara. Her favourite products include Biologique Recherche’s P50W Lotion and Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter.