From Stiletto Nails to Rose Thorn Manicures

 - Nov 2, 2013
Though clean, square manicures have dominated the nail industry for decades, and intricately adorable nail art ruled in 2011 and 2012, 2013 is the year of the badass manicure, with stiletto nails ushering in an age of intimidating fingertips. This is mostly a backlash to the recent wave of cutesy nail art -- essentially, ladies no longer want to sit around painting sparkly cupcakes or smiling ladybugs on their fingertips. Thus, manicure enthusiasts are turning to something a bit darker.

Taking this a step further, some are even seeking manis that resemble weaponry. From hyper-pointed nails to actual 3D gun manicures, these creative claws will let you show your tough side. Where nails are concerned, maybe it's time to do away with the kitschy designs and instead join the badass class of weapon-resembling manicure enthusiasts.