L.A. Hair: Episode 6 -- Naja Needs Anthony's Help Polishing Toenails

Gaybonics: "GUUURRRLLLL...CHILE...YES GAWD, YES JESUS...HUNTY, FIERCE...WERK...SHADE...REEEEAAAD…" Look, I’m  always down for  a good ol' kiki (butch queens raised me, it’s in my blood), but let’s just get this fashion show done, Anthony!

It’s like everything he touches turns to, well, nothing. When it comes to business and creating I can put ALL personal preferences aside, having only one goal in mind: to get the job done and get more jobs from that job well done.
There have been plenty of times on set I’ve done things NOT QUITE in my job description to make the client happy. I needed help and because Anthony does make-up too I knew he was my best choice for painting toes. I wasn't allowed to bring an assistant due to the small space and because they always think one person can do 10 to 15 people in an hour. Have you ever had someone call you for a "spa party" at their house -- and say there will be 15 guests and want to pay you (discount) salon prices of $40 per person and think only one manicurists can do it? Yeahhh, if your party is six hours!

This is not a party. This is a fashion show. I had the pleasure to work Paris Fashion Week with U.K. Nail Queen, and I have to say it was probably the hardest I have ever worked. It was crazy!

This is business, not party time, so I don’t care what my personal opinion of Anthony is. Business is not about feelings, and feelings aren’t facts. The fact is these models' TOES NEEDED TO BE DONE in about 10 minutes. So, Anthony, step down from the stage. Tonight is not your drag show performance, boo, and get polishing!

We used Naked by Deborah Lippmann on hands and feet. Because I was not permitted to bring an assistant I made sure to TRIPLE check that I was only going to do the models' hands. Of course with most productions these things change without notice and usually with unrealistic time frames. The direction from the creative director was a nude nail that "almost disappears" (like I wish Anthony would).
P.S. Remind me to never go to a party with these LAME DUCKS. Dontay's house party was a bust!


Editor's Note: We're thrilled that celebrity nail tech Naja Rickette is blogging exclusively for NAILS Magazine during the second season of L.A. Hair. Read her past posts by clicking on the L.A. Hair (We TV Reality Show) link under "Post Categories"

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