Fashion Confessions: Jpop, Kpop and Twpop Celebrities with nail art!

From head to toe, celebrity style is all about setting trends. With all the competition between popstars, they not only have to stand out and work it—they have to NAIL IT. Here’s a collection of Kpop, Jpop and Twpop stars who are seen sporting nail art fashion. And yes, that includes boys too!

JPOP

All hail queen KODA KUMI! Her highness has been winning the title since 2006! All I have to say is, WOW. Those butterfly nails and tassles sure are creative! They look heavy, though.

“Jpop artist Koda Kumi was selected as one of Nail Queens (along with TV talento Becky and actress Ryoko Yonekura, fashion model Ann Watanabe and Jpop singer Daigo representing the men) at the Nail Queen Award Ceremony. According to Koda Kumi, her nail art is inspired by traditional kimonos from her hometown, Kyoto.”

The Japanese have Nail Expos and Official Nail Associations that showcase all the latest designs and styles in nail art. “In Japan, designing nails with piercings, textured motifs, glitter, crystals, beads, and other stunning accessories is the latest and hottest fashion trend especially among the Shibuya ganguro set. ” Nails are serious business, yo!

Not a big fan of Koda, but you got to give the woman props for being over-the-top, not only in music and performances, but in her overall style. It’s pretty difficult to pull off those claws, plus it must be very difficult to keep them from breaking—or even worse, poke someone in the eyes. Those things are killer! And… how does she manage to eat with them nails?

Koda won with talent/celebrity/TV personality Becky. Half-Japanese, half-British Becky is just all over Japan you can’t call her by one designation.

Koda’s album covers

“Koda has held the title since 2006 and because she has now reigned 3 years in a row, she was inducted into the Nail Queen Hall of Fame. She was presented the award by fellow Hall of Fame-er Becky, who had won the Talento category from 2005-2007. Koda had her claws out proudly at the awards – I think you’ll agree, they’re very impressive …” Yes, they are!

Queen of Jpop Ayumi Hamasaki won’t let herself get left behind the nail art trend!

What’s unique about Ayu’s is that hers have chains dangling between her nails. The gold chain with pendant-like accessories look pretty cool!

Resident cosplay queen and famous Japanese blogger Shokotan likes hers all girly and studded with ribbons.

Leah Dizon in a fashion nail mag sporting a short bob. Very chic.

Mika Nakashima. This girl rocks!


TWPOP

Cute and girly Rainie Yang

Style and music trendsetter “butterfly” Jolin Tsai. What’s cool about Jolin is that she’s always pushing the envelope. She does pretty crazy performances, incorporating gymnastics, ballet and all sorts of fusion in her dance routines. No wonder she’s Taiwan’s top female popstar!


KPOP

Jewelry members

Seo In Young’s alternate yellow and black nails add a funky, edgy twist to a sexy style.

What do BoA , SNSD’s Tiffany and Moon Geun Young have in common?

Black tips, anyone?


Pretty Yoon Eun Hye wears her nails with light, natural colors for a clean, simple look.


BOYS, BOYS, BOYS!!!

If you’re a guy and you want to look like a rockstar, you have to wear ALL dark and black—including your nails.

KAT-TUN’S Kamenashi Kazuya rocks the black nails.


…and the manliner. SIZZLIN’ HOT!

Shun Oguri’s electric blue nails. HOTTER.

Rock visual kei god, Miyavi

SUJU’s Heechul likes them long and shiny. Hmmm… somehow the words “long and shiny” sounds so wrong when put in one sentence with Heechul. ROFL

FT Island! Love love these kids! They’re your regular pretty boy-next-door good guys who know how to rock! Miss Won Bin!


POLL BATTLE RATTLE:

(1) Which female artist looks best with nail art?
(2) Which male artist rocks long and dark nails?

photo/info sources:

pingmag.jp
web-japan.org/trends
jpopstardust.blogspot
crunchyroll forum
japansugoi.com
k-popped.com (for BoA and MGY)

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11 Responses

  1. Female artist i dno. But i would say, im very impressed by the number of things they can paste on their nails and still do things like normal.

    When it comes to nails, i always think of Gal Sone. The japanese girl who eat freaking alot… I always wonder how she can hold the chopstick and still finish her food so quickly… Hahax.

  2. I think Hamasaki manages a cute style that is usable in real live (Koda kumi’s is awesome but you really cant survive with those outside the photo shoot O_O)
    as for guys i dunno, i like how visual kei paint in all-black, but the natural ‘only-buffed and shiny’ without any paint is the best, i guess *__*
    thank you for the entertaining read xD

  3. Koda Kumi! I love her nails ❤ Ayumi comes in a close second, you've gotta love those chains. But I like how natural Yoo Eun Hye's nails look.

    As for guys… I really don't know… Kame is looking… quite snazzy with that look actually… when he doesn't look like he's in drag.

  4. Nail art! Who knew how important it is among Asia’s rich and famous set?! I am so ashamed of myself now, i neglect these babies all the time 😦 In fact, as i type i see how chipped my blue nail poslish is…

    Anyways, major props to Koda Kumi. Those nails are seriously impressive, though maybe not exactly practical for daily life. I mean, does she have to discreetly ask one of her minions to unzip her jeans so she can go pee? Because it would take me an eternity to try and do it myself with those wonderfully long and complicated claws! Same with Ayumi and the chains, i mean what if she needs to spread her fingers out and the chain won’t let her?!? Haha, but all in all very beautiful ladies and beautiful art work 🙂

    And for the guys, black nails with the manliner aka guyliner will always be majorly hot!

  5. Koda Kumi has the best ones BY FAR. She’s won awards for them and everything. I’d never do that to my nails but she’s an artist who makes pvs. She can do that.

    “Hmmm… somehow the words “long and shiny” sounds so wrong when put in one sentence with Heechul. ROFL”

    That’s the f’n truth LOL! I hvae this bizarre love for the guy. He’s so weird but sooo entertaining. When i get that website finished for that podcast show i think i’ll dedicated a random “lol” pic of his. Just for my entertainment. T

  6. Koda Kumi has the best ones BY FAR. She’s won awards for them and everything. I’d never do that to my nails but she’s an artist who makes pvs. She can do that.

    “Hmmm… somehow the words “long and shiny” sounds so wrong when put in one sentence with Heechul. ROFL”

    That’s the f’n truth LOL! I have this bizarre love for the guy. He’s so weird but sooo entertaining. When i get that website finished for that podcast show i told you about, which we might start recording this weekend, i think i’ll post a random “lol” pic of his on the site, just for my entertainment. The choices are endless.

    Just hearing his name makes me giggle. ^_^

    • lol oh heechul. he’s real entertainment! he’s like none other seriously. so gheiii/effeminate! and he keeps telling everyone he’s an idol lol. he and jo kwon perhaps would make a good pair! keep me posted on your podcast show!<3

    • lol oh heechul. he’s real entertainment! he’s like none other seriously. so gheiii/effeminate! and he keeps telling everyone he’s an idol lol. he and jo kwon perhaps would make a good pair! keep me posted on your podcast show!<3

  7. If Heechul doesn’t scare him away first that is lol.

    oh and yea! we are putting together the final few details for the blog/site. i already have the logo made out and we’re aiming to go in to record the first show Sunday to then be edited and posted on Monday and that’ll probably be the routine. i guess i’ll contact u through LJ or on here with the details when everything is finalized. we could use good word of mouth–we’ll exercise fangirl power. 🙂

  8. LMAO Anything along side Heechul sounds dirty. That kid I swear, *sigh* he most def brings the lulz to anything.

    Hands down it will always be Kumi’s title. That girl rocks these crazy styles that sometimes I wish I wasn’t so lazy to do them. lol

    As for guys I think if you were going to pick anyone in Kat-tun for painted nails you should have put Koki. Anything Koki does Kame does.

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