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Session Work Essentials as Told by Snapchat

by Sigourney Nuñez | April 12, 2016

The Nailscape is a nail news site founded by session manicurist Ashley Gregory that bridges the gap between swatch blogs and pro products. So when we heard her team would be on-location at an invite-only Christian Siriano Spring 2016 fashion show for Chalk Boutique in Evanston, Ill., we gave them full control of our Snapchat to take us behind the scenes. 

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The team, which included Gregroy, Diane Diaz, and Zsanea Hatcher offered fast and clean services. The trio performed 15 manicures and pedicures and each model wore a sheer nude shade of Morgan Taylor lacquer that complemented their skin tones. “Nude nails are a classic for a reason. A beautiful nude shade elongates the fingers, looks incredibly elegant, and will stand the test of time in wedding photos,” Gregory says. “Using color theory to custom-match a nude shade is a great way to add value to a bridal client’s service.”

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Aside from the varying nude polishes, a backstage must have included a simple soak-off solution. “I always make sure to have Pro Tip Clips in my kit. I once ran into a situation where a model had a full set of acrylics that badly needed a fill onset of a natural beauty shoot. They 100% saved my life! I now plan for a model to come from another job with something needing to be removed, and Pro Tip Clips let me continue to work with the other models while soaking the gel-polish off of another. The models appreciated it too. Pro Tip Clips let them continue to use their phones, eat, and socialize while the clips are working. I can’t stress how many times Pro Tip Clips have helped me out of a potential backstage jam,” Gregory says.

Live on Snapchat (nailsmagazine) #Repost @thenailscape ・・・ Behind the scenes of the Christian Siriano show we're working today. Our MUST HAVES backstage are @protipclips and @mtmorgantaylor nudes One and Only, In The Nude, and Simply Irresistible. #nailsmagazine

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