Hollywood's Hot New Nails Are Straight Outta the '80s

01/30/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Red Nailpolish: Zooey Deschanel, Alicia KeysWireImage; Startraks; Ramey; Getty

After months of long, pointy talons, wacky nail art and glittery disco polish not safe for the office, stars are finally sporting a sassy nail polish trend we can actually try — and it’s got vintage appeal.

That’s right, the most popular nail look in Hollywood is a throwback to a simpler time, when we all wore scrunchies, craved a Barbie car and “borrowed” our moms’ bright red polish.

Obviously, red nails have never gone out of style, but it’s a specific shade of bright cherry lacquer that inspires the nostalgia trip to 1987. And we know it’s red-hot at the moment because it’s been spotted on stars as diverse as (from left) Zooey Deschanel, Emmy Rossum, Alicia Keys and Olivia Palermo. Though their style ranges from über-girlie to trendy to funky, all look equally chic in the bold hue.

Want to try this classic style? Lose the ’80s squared-off claws (short, neat and rounded is much more modern) — but keep the ultimate throwback shade, Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow. And buy your mom a bottle too. You still owe her from the time you spilled hers all over the white shag carpet. Tell us: Are you into this retro nail color?

–Alex Apatoff

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