Scarlett Johansson and Katy Perry's Nail Pros Share DIY Manis to Try
Star-quality service is at your fingertips! Whether you're into rich, dark hues or the latest trendy teals or crimson colors, DIY nail design isn't as daunting as it seems. Scarlett Johansson's nail pro Jin Soon Choi and Katy Perry's Los Angeles-based manicurist Kimmie Kyees dreamed up designs just for Us Weekly. The best part? Each can be done in just three easy steps!
SCARLETT'S MANICURIST JIN SOON'S ABSTRACT BLOSSOMS
What You'll Need
- JinSoon Nail Lacquer in Mica, $18, sephora.com
- Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in True White, $24, sephora.com
- JinSoon Nail Lacquer in Fete, $18, sephora.com
Step 1: Slick on a base coat. Apply two layers of gunmetal polish. Let dry.
Step 2: With the opaque white formula, use the flat side of the brush to paint squiggles from the tip to the base, depositing more color at the top. Let dry.
Step 3: Using the multicolored glitter lacquer, dot the inside of each white "branch" to create a cluster of "blossoms." Let dry; seal with a topcoat.
KATY'S MANICURIST KIMMIE'S MARBLED MASTERPIECE
- CoverGirl Outlast Nail Gloss in Black Diamond, $5.50, drugstores
- Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer in Sweet Escape, $8.50, beauty supply stores
Step 1: File nails into square shapes. Apply base coat. Swipe on two layers of orange lacquer. Let dry for two minutes.
Step 2: Tap polish with a finger; it should feel tacky. Paint on a thick coat of black varnish. Pro tip: Use only three vertical strokes, starting in the center and following up with one on either side.
Step 3: Immediately moisten a cotton swab and twirl it all over the wet polish at desired to create a marbled effect. "The more you roll the Q-tip, the more vivid the orange shade will be," explains Kyees. Smooth on a high-shine topcoat.