Synopses & Reviews
Nail artist Ami Vega shows you how to turn your nails into miniature works of art. From simple designs to more complex work, you can have a manicure thatand#8217;s runway ready. One of the rising stars in the world of beauty, Ami offers great advice on growing and maintaining healthy nails, polished off with step-by-step instruction on 50 fabulous and unique nail art designs. Throughout Designer Nails
, she shares professional inside tips on the products used and easy ways to build a nail art tool kit for home use.
Ami leads the you through such aspects of proper nail care as:
- the correct preparation of nails
- choosing and achieving the proper nail shape
- the techniques needed to achieve healthy nails
- how to properly prepare your and#147;canvasand#8221; for art
- maintaining your manicure
The heart of and#160;Designer Nails
and#160; presents 50 different nail looks that vary in difficulty and detail, from simple geometrics on natural nails to detailed lace patterns on long stiletto nails.
"Ami Vega is a force of nail art in NYC."
YALSA Quick Pick Award Winner
#1 New York Times Bestseller
The cure for the common mani
Black Lace. Summer Citrus. Hot Pink Zebra. Get ready for nails that will get you noticed
Catherine Rodgers, creator of the popular nail art YouTube Channel Totally Cool Nails, shares her secrets in DIY Nail Art. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips for recreating Catherine's stunning looks, you can create one-of-a-kind nail art designs without ever stepping inside a nail salon.
Inside this colorful guide to all things nails, you'll find seventy-five eye-catching designs including never-before-seen styles like Argyle, Light Burst, and Spiderweb Nails.
Complete with step-by-step photographs so you can nail your look every time, DIY Nail Art will have you saying goodbye to the nail salon--and hello to fashion-forward nails at home
About the Author
Ami Vegaand#160;is the creator of El Salonsito, the innovative nail art business and blog (elsalonsito.com) that brings art to people's fingertips. She has worked with such major beauty companies as Revlon, Essie, and Maybelline and her work has been featured in national and international publications. She also has a monthly showcase column inand#160;Scratchand#160;magazine in the UK. Since the launch of El Salonsito, Ami is often called on to provide her signature nail art on high-end fashion shoots and runway shows. She created a set of tutorial videos with Maybelline NY for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and has created nail art for super models, celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Vh1and#8217;s Mob Wives, and even art royalty like Diana Picasso, granddaughter of Pablo Picasso. Other clients include Monika Chiang, Donna Karan, and Chado Ralph Rucci. Now signed to a premier New York agency, she continues to work on set and for private clients.