Megan Thee Stallion's Kawaii Nail Art Is For Maximalists

At this point, we can all safely crown Megan Thee Stallion the queen of manicures, but just when we think we've seen her best work, she ups the ante. And her latest manicure just might take the title for our favorite set yet.

Created by manicurist Coca Michelle, Megan's nails are in her signature lipstick shape and feature various french tips and striped designs. But what really takes this manicure over the top is the addition of small charms to a few of the nails. Described as a kawaii manicure, this trend has been alive for quite some time, particularly in Japan, where the style was created.

"Kawaii nails are colorful and a design that catches attention," LA-based celebrity manicurist Britney Tokyo told POPSUGAR in September 2021. While the term does not exclusively relate to the use of embellishments, its broad definition is exactly what makes the style so popular: anyone can put their twist on kawaii nails. "In Japanese, we sometimes use the phrase ['kawaii'] to mean 'cool' and 'awesome,'" NYC-based celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri told POPSUGAR. "I would define kawaii as a Japanese style that is cute, cool, awesome, and one of a kind."

"One of a kind" is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing Megan's nails. Take a closer look at the fun nail-art moment below.

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