Jennifer Aniston Just Joined In On The Biggest Nail Trend Since French Tips

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Jennifer Aniston built her entire legacy on marching to the beat of her own drum — but even the most independent-minded celebrities can’t resist a fun beauty trend now and then, especially when they’re this massive. Truthfully, it might be unfair to call the current cultural fixation on deep red a “trend.” It’s so all-encompassing, seen in fashion, hair, makeup, decor, design, and more, that it’s more like a full-fledged movement. Now that Aniston’s worn dark red nails to the People’s Choice Awards on Feb. 18, the color craze might just reach new heights.

It’s already been a big year for Aniston beauty-wise and it’s barely two months in. She started by debuting a 2024 version of her legendary Rachel Cut at the Golden Globes back in January, a mid-length cut that inspired her legion of followers to follow suit. For People’s Choice, a celebration of fan-voted favorites, The Morning Show star walked the red carpet in a sharp black jumpsuit, tousled waves, and a dark cherry polish that added even more sultry edge to her night-out look. Notably, she chose to lacquer her natural nails in the deep, dreamy shade rather than tips or extensions, which happens to be a trend in its own right.

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Celebrity nail artist Shigeko Taylor created Aniston’s bitter cherry manicure for the awards show, revealing that the Aprés Nail Gel Couleur shade in Blood Moon was used. For extra shine — critical for any on-camera appearances — the Aprés Non-Wipe Glossy Top Gelcoat was applied overtop.


The key to Aniston’s look — and the larger color trend in general — is to find a red with enough brown in it to get that precise shade. If you get a polish with too much red shining through, it doesn’t have the same soft goth appeal. On the other hand, too much brown or purple and it’s hard to pick up the eye-grabbing crimson tones. Strike a balance like Aniston’s and you’ve officially tapped in to the biggest nail trend since French tips.

She usually sticks to nudes and neutral pinks, but when she does want to branch out, it’s almost always with a similar shade of red or a glossy onyx. Perhaps the red is an award show good luck charm?