Top celebrity and award-winning manicurist Maria Salandra shares the hottest celebrity trends in mani-pedi styles (like the nude look seen on Jennifer Garner above) and what it’s like to work with top celebrities.
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Recognized as one of the most sought-after manicurists in Hollywood, and an educator in her field, Maria discusses her designs and the latest innovation in pedicures to give women sexy toes year-round.
Read on to find out some artistry tips and tricks on how to get lasting, glossy nails. From bold color to subtle sparkle, the latest gel-technology polish will have women sporting fashion’s hottest colors with ease.
What does a manciure/pedicure say about a woman?: “Hey, I take care of myself!” — Maria Salandra
What are some of the latest celebrity mani/pedi trends? What are the most popular shades for Summer/Fall 2013?
MS: As far as style, we’re seeing a lot of stilettos (long, pointy, tapered nails; as seen on Lady Gaga), glitter, white, bright colors because it’s summer. But as we ease into the fall, more earth and jewel tones. Dark blues, purples, plums, deeper burnt oranges with a little bling like frost or traditional glitter.
Lady Gaga rocking some long stilettos nails!
But the product that I found right now is amazing. It is going to change and revolutionize the way you get a manicure/pedicure.
This Fall 2013, Sephora will introduce a 200 (that’s right, 200) nail polish collection featuring Metallic, Holographic, Neon, Neutral, Glitter Finishes. See SWATCHES/PHOTOS —> HERE!
It’s called Gel Perfect by Nutra Nail and it goes on like regular nail gel — like you would get in the salon — but there is no need for lights. You do it at home; consumer-friendly and it dries rock-hard in 5-minutes for beautiful, gorgeous shine! No other product can promise that.
“Nail polish is the new lipstick. You just gotta have it.” Maria Salandra
Who is one of your favorite celebrities to work with?
MS: Right now my favorite is Liv Tyler. She’s such a sweet person and is open to a lot of things. We try color, French manicures… her character right now is calm and neutral, but then we shift to another color. I am really lucky to work in this industry to bring new products to everyone.
Christina Aguilera rocking red at 2013 TIME 100 Gala event
We’ve seen some of your amazing nail designs. Where do you get your inspiration?
MS: As an artist, inspiration is everywhere around me. From a pattern on a shirt to wallpaper. I love it! It’s everywhere!
Is it still a trend to match your fingernails to your toenails?
MS: Just go out and have fun! If you can’t try it on your nails because of business, try it on your feet. Just go out, walk around.
Match your mani to your pedi… only if YOU want to!
You’re at home, you look down and you’re happy because there’s pink, red, teal [on your toes]. I love teal. That’s a hot color right now. Teal and orange are hot.
Katharine McPhee film scenes for her hit TV show Smash
How is Gel Perfect polish different from a standard gel polish?
MS: No need for lights, so it takes up less time. And secondly, the price point on this makes your manicure $2.00 as compared to $25.00 – $35.00 when you go to the salon. You can get this done in the comforts of your own home!
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Gel Perfect is available at all of your retail stores locally, but if you can’t get find it just go to www.NutraNail.com.
About Maria Salandra:
Maria Salandra has been the nail industry for over 25 years. At the young age of 21, Maria opened Finger Fitness Nail Salon in Cliffside Park NJ. Maria began the nail completion circuit winning award after award for her excellence in Acrylic Enhancements and nail art.
As a competitor, she then became an educator for various nail companies such as Tammy Taylor, Galaxy, Star Nail teaching these skills to young aspiring nail technicians. Shortly after, Maria broke into the film industry beginning another phase of her career as a celebrity manicurist. She has cared for the hands of most A-list actors and actresses and is requested by them when on set.
Maria has also represented Dr. Scholls as their pedicure expert, endorsed FING’RS NAIL PRODUCTS during her 10 year run as key manicurist on the set of THE SOPRANOS. Maria was responsible for creating all those amazing talons that Carmela, Adriana and all the ladies of the show had. Since then she has become one of the most sought-after manicurists in Hollywood, constantly maintaining an impeccable reputation for perfection, professionalism and a great personality! Your vision will become reality through her hands. Maria’s clients include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Rachel McAdams, Liv Tyler, Julia Roberts, Stacy London, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah.
What do you beautynistas think of the latest nail trends? Are you going to give Gel Perfect Nutra Nail a try?
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