Celebrities have had 364 days since the last BET Awards to come up with ideas for even more amazing manicures to wear to the 2022 award ceremony. It’s easy to see that they’ve been collaborating with their favorite nail artists to perfect the finishing touches of their red-carpet beauty looks for the big night, which honors amazing achievements in Black entertainment — music, acting, sports, and more. And we’d like to honor the manicurists who made sure the nominees’, presenters’, and guests’ hands were ready for their closeups.
The first half of 2022 has been unpredictable in terms of nail trends, with some stars remaining true to elaborate and super-long looks and others taking a more neutral, subtle approach to their nails — and there’s a place for all of it at the 2022 BET Awards. Here are our favorite manicures of the night.
Literally everything about Billy Porter’s look is show-stopping, including his manicure. His short nails are coated in an almost-iridescent chrome polish in a magnetic moss green color that matches nothing else about his ensemble and yet somehow goes perfectly.