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Backstage at NYFW A/W 2016

by NLS Staff | February 15, 2016
<p>NAHA winner Reiko Omae and I met backstage at Vera Wang</p>
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NAHA winner Reiko Omae and I met backstage at Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>Jin Soon being interviewed backstage at Vera Wang</p>
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Jin Soon being interviewed backstage at Vera Wang

<p>Miss Pop for China Glaze</p>
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Miss Pop for China Glaze

<p>Miss Pop's nails</p>
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Miss Pop's nails

<p>Nail art using China Glaze by Valley Nails NYC</p>
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Nail art using China Glaze by Valley Nails NYC

<p>The China Glaze colors used at Alice + Olivia</p>
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The China Glaze colors used at Alice + Olivia

<p>An easy how-to for Alice + Olivia nails by Miss Pop for China Glaze</p>
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An easy how-to for Alice + Olivia nails by Miss Pop for China Glaze

<p>The nail art concepts for China Glaze for Alice + Olivia</p>
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The nail art concepts for China Glaze for Alice + Olivia

<p>Nail art by Vicky Llongo at Escape Salon in New York City</p>
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Nail art by Vicky Llongo at Escape Salon in New York City

<p>Jan Arnold's sketches of nails for Libertine</p>
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Jan Arnold's sketches of nails for Libertine

<p>This drawing is for LED lights that were supposed to be in the center of the eyes at the Libertine show. At the last minute, designer Johnson Hartig thought the light took away from the color on the nails so CND did without them</p>
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This drawing is for LED lights that were supposed to be in the center of the eyes at the Libertine show. At the last minute, designer Johnson Hartig thought the light took away from the color on the nails so CND did without them

<p>Almost final nail looks for The Blonds</p>
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Almost final nail looks for The Blonds

<p>Lauren Wireman made these nails using feathers for The Blonds</p>
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Lauren Wireman made these nails using feathers for The Blonds

<p>Edible nails for The Blonds</p>
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Edible nails for The Blonds

<p>Garden nails by Heather Davis in the CND Design Lab</p>
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Garden nails by Heather Davis in the CND Design Lab

<p>Flamingo nails created by Torie Bastian</p>
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Flamingo nails created by Torie Bastian

<p>Torie Bastian made these molten looking nails outlined with flocking powder</p>
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Torie Bastian made these molten looking nails outlined with flocking powder

<p>Torie's marijuana leaf nail</p>
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Torie's marijuana leaf nail

<p>Amanda Fontanarrosa's Royal Flush for The Blonds show. Fun fact: the hand drawn face was a concept that ended up not making the cut, because it wasn't extreme enough!</p>
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Amanda Fontanarrosa's Royal Flush for The Blonds show. Fun fact: the hand drawn face was a concept that ended up not making the cut, because it wasn't extreme enough!

<p>Up-close look at the cogs Shelena Robinson made for The Blonds show</p>
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Up-close look at the cogs Shelena Robinson made for The Blonds show

<p>All the supplies CND needs to create NYFW nails are sent weeks ahead</p>
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All the supplies CND needs to create NYFW nails are sent weeks ahead

<p>Modern Salon's Maggie Mulhern interviewing Jan Arnold</p>
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Modern Salon's Maggie Mulhern interviewing Jan Arnold

<p>Torie Bastian, artist in residence, hard at work in The Design Lab</p>
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Torie Bastian, artist in residence, hard at work in The Design Lab

<p>Inspiration for every look on The Blonds runway</p>
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Inspiration for every look on The Blonds runway

<p>A look at the CND Design Lab from up top</p>
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A look at the CND Design Lab from up top

<p>Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez</p>
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Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez

<p>Me and Deborah Lippmann, who came to NYFW fresh off working the Grammys!</p>
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Me and Deborah Lippmann, who came to NYFW fresh off working the Grammys!

<p>Inside NYFW at Moynihan Station</p>
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Inside NYFW at Moynihan Station

<p>Me and Naomi Gonzalez, nail lead for Zoya.</p>
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Me and Naomi Gonzalez, nail lead for Zoya.

<p>This customized display showed off the color choices Zoya made available for Marchesa</p>
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This customized display showed off the color choices Zoya made available for Marchesa

<p>Zoya's Naked Manicure was the line of choice at Marchesa</p>
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Zoya's Naked Manicure was the line of choice at Marchesa

<p>Inside Milk Studios</p>
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Inside Milk Studios

<p>CND for the Blonds</p>
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CND for the Blonds

<p>Painting the roses red at CND for the Blonds</p>
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Painting the roses red at CND for the Blonds

<p>Heather Davis was proud of her sculpted flowers!</p>
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Heather Davis was proud of her sculpted flowers!

<p>The nails underneath the cookies had white doily prints stamped on them</p>
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The nails underneath the cookies had white doily prints stamped on them

<p>Edible glue attached these mini cookies to the nail tips</p>
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Edible glue attached these mini cookies to the nail tips

<p>CND education manager Roxanne Valinoti and artist in residence Torie Bastian</p>
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CND education manager Roxanne Valinoti and artist in residence Torie Bastian

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<p>Backstage selfies</p>
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Backstage selfies

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<p>Jan &amp; Phillipe Blond (one half of The Blonds design team) wearing an "Off With Your Head" sweatshirt that appeared on the runway</p>
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Jan & Phillipe Blond (one half of The Blonds design team) wearing an "Off With Your Head" sweatshirt that appeared on the runway

<p>A local bakery in the Chelsea Market created custom cookies for the Blonds show</p>
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A local bakery in the Chelsea Market created custom cookies for the Blonds show

<p>Jan Arnold speaking to the press backstage before The Blonds show</p>
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Jan Arnold speaking to the press backstage before The Blonds show

<p>Kristina Estabrooks demonstrates the smoking nail she engineered for The Blonds</p>
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Kristina Estabrooks demonstrates the smoking nail she engineered for The Blonds

<p>Harriet, the rabbit made by Ashley Craig, as seen on Jan Arnold</p>
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Harriet, the rabbit made by Ashley Craig, as seen on Jan Arnold

<p>Nail art by CND for The Blonds</p>
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Nail art by CND for The Blonds

<p>Nail art for The Blonds by CND</p>
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Nail art for The Blonds by CND

<p>Nail art by CND for the Blonds</p>
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Nail art by CND for the Blonds

<p>Life-sized versions of the cookies that appeared on the nail art for The Blonds</p>
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Life-sized versions of the cookies that appeared on the nail art for The Blonds

<p>Hair look for The Blonds</p>
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Hair look for The Blonds

<p>Mesh veils with crystals covered the eyes of the models at The Blonds</p>
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Mesh veils with crystals covered the eyes of the models at The Blonds

<p>The Blonds</p>
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The Blonds

<p>Nails + hair at The Blonds</p>
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Nails + hair at The Blonds

<p>The Blonds at Milk Studios, NYC</p>
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The Blonds at Milk Studios, NYC

<p>Before the Blonds show begins</p>
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Before the Blonds show begins

<p>The Blonds</p>
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The Blonds

<p>Final looks at the Blonds</p>
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Final looks at the Blonds

<p>Me and Modern Salon's Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern (left) at The Blonds show Wednesday night</p>
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Me and Modern Salon's Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern (left) at The Blonds show Wednesday night

<p>The finished hair look at The Blonds</p>
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The finished hair look at The Blonds

<p>Miss Pop for China Glaze at Alice + Olivia</p>
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Miss Pop for China Glaze at Alice + Olivia

<p>Techs polishing nails at Vera Wang</p>
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Techs polishing nails at Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>Morgan (broken glass) and Taylor (red roses) both had on-point NYFW manis</p>
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Morgan (broken glass) and Taylor (red roses) both had on-point NYFW manis

<p>Started off NYFW with breakfast with the Morgan Taylor team. Check out Morgan's beanie!!</p>
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Started off NYFW with breakfast with the Morgan Taylor team. Check out Morgan's beanie!!

<p>JINsoon Dulcet at Karen Walker</p>
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JINsoon Dulcet at Karen Walker

<p>Jin Soon (left) and Beth</p>
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Jin Soon (left) and Beth

<p>The nails at Karen Walker were a blush tinted nude designed by Jin Soon Choi</p>
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The nails at Karen Walker were a blush tinted nude designed by Jin Soon Choi

<p>Nail lead for OPI, Miss Pop (left) and Beth</p>
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Nail lead for OPI, Miss Pop (left) and Beth

<p>The nail look at Jeremy Scott: tips covered in OPI lacquer and Infinite Shine topped with a pearly top coat</p>
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The nail look at Jeremy Scott: tips covered in OPI lacquer and Infinite Shine topped with a pearly top coat

<p>Morgan Taylor lead nail artist Danielle Candido</p>
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Morgan Taylor lead nail artist Danielle Candido

<p>Taylor Daniel (left), senior editor Beth (center) and Morgan Haile (right) at Morgan Taylor's final show this season, Zero + Maria Cornejo</p>
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Taylor Daniel (left), senior editor Beth (center) and Morgan Haile (right) at Morgan Taylor's final show this season, Zero + Maria Cornejo

<p>Torie's nails using Athena Rocks</p>
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Torie's nails using Athena Rocks

<p>CND for Libertine</p>
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CND for Libertine

<p>The nail looks for Libertine</p>
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The nail looks for Libertine

<p>CND artist in residence Torie Bastian</p>
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CND artist in residence Torie Bastian

<p>CND's Jan Arnold (left) and artist in residence Torie Bastian (right)</p>
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CND's Jan Arnold (left) and artist in residence Torie Bastian (right)

<p>Jan's Libertine-inspired nail art</p>
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Jan's Libertine-inspired nail art

<p>Front row at Libertine!</p>
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Front row at Libertine!

<p>NAHA winner Reiko Omae and I met backstage at Vera Wang</p>
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NAHA winner Reiko Omae and I met backstage at Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>Jin Soon being interviewed backstage at Vera Wang</p>
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Jin Soon being interviewed backstage at Vera Wang

<p>Miss Pop for China Glaze</p>
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Miss Pop for China Glaze

<p>Miss Pop's nails</p>
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Miss Pop's nails

<p>Nail art using China Glaze by Valley Nails NYC</p>
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Nail art using China Glaze by Valley Nails NYC

<p>The China Glaze colors used at Alice + Olivia</p>
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The China Glaze colors used at Alice + Olivia

<p>An easy how-to for Alice + Olivia nails by Miss Pop for China Glaze</p>
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An easy how-to for Alice + Olivia nails by Miss Pop for China Glaze

<p>The nail art concepts for China Glaze for Alice + Olivia</p>
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The nail art concepts for China Glaze for Alice + Olivia

<p>Nail art by Vicky Llongo at Escape Salon in New York City</p>
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Nail art by Vicky Llongo at Escape Salon in New York City

<p>Jan Arnold's sketches of nails for Libertine</p>
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Jan Arnold's sketches of nails for Libertine

<p>This drawing is for LED lights that were supposed to be in the center of the eyes at the Libertine show. At the last minute, designer Johnson Hartig thought the light took away from the color on the nails so CND did without them</p>
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This drawing is for LED lights that were supposed to be in the center of the eyes at the Libertine show. At the last minute, designer Johnson Hartig thought the light took away from the color on the nails so CND did without them

<p>Almost final nail looks for The Blonds</p>
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Almost final nail looks for The Blonds

<p>Lauren Wireman made these nails using feathers for The Blonds</p>
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Lauren Wireman made these nails using feathers for The Blonds

<p>Edible nails for The Blonds</p>
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Edible nails for The Blonds

<p>Garden nails by Heather Davis in the CND Design Lab</p>
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Garden nails by Heather Davis in the CND Design Lab

<p>Flamingo nails created by Torie Bastian</p>
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Flamingo nails created by Torie Bastian

<p>Torie Bastian made these molten looking nails outlined with flocking powder</p>
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Torie Bastian made these molten looking nails outlined with flocking powder

<p>Torie's marijuana leaf nail</p>
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Torie's marijuana leaf nail

<p>Amanda Fontanarrosa's Royal Flush for The Blonds show. Fun fact: the hand drawn face was a concept that ended up not making the cut, because it wasn't extreme enough!</p>
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Amanda Fontanarrosa's Royal Flush for The Blonds show. Fun fact: the hand drawn face was a concept that ended up not making the cut, because it wasn't extreme enough!

<p>Up-close look at the cogs Shelena Robinson made for The Blonds show</p>
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Up-close look at the cogs Shelena Robinson made for The Blonds show

<p>All the supplies CND needs to create NYFW nails are sent weeks ahead</p>
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All the supplies CND needs to create NYFW nails are sent weeks ahead

<p>Modern Salon's Maggie Mulhern interviewing Jan Arnold</p>
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Modern Salon's Maggie Mulhern interviewing Jan Arnold

<p>Torie Bastian, artist in residence, hard at work in The Design Lab</p>
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Torie Bastian, artist in residence, hard at work in The Design Lab

<p>Inspiration for every look on The Blonds runway</p>
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Inspiration for every look on The Blonds runway

<p>A look at the CND Design Lab from up top</p>
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A look at the CND Design Lab from up top

<p>Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez</p>
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Backstage at Narciso Rodriguez

<p>Me and Deborah Lippmann, who came to NYFW fresh off working the Grammys!</p>
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Me and Deborah Lippmann, who came to NYFW fresh off working the Grammys!

<p>Inside NYFW at Moynihan Station</p>
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Inside NYFW at Moynihan Station

<p>Me and Naomi Gonzalez, nail lead for Zoya.</p>
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Me and Naomi Gonzalez, nail lead for Zoya.

<p>This customized display showed off the color choices Zoya made available for Marchesa</p>
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This customized display showed off the color choices Zoya made available for Marchesa

<p>Zoya's Naked Manicure was the line of choice at Marchesa</p>
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Zoya's Naked Manicure was the line of choice at Marchesa

<p>Inside Milk Studios</p>
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Inside Milk Studios

<p>CND for the Blonds</p>
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CND for the Blonds

<p>Painting the roses red at CND for the Blonds</p>
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Painting the roses red at CND for the Blonds

<p>Heather Davis was proud of her sculpted flowers!</p>
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Heather Davis was proud of her sculpted flowers!

<p>The nails underneath the cookies had white doily prints stamped on them</p>
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The nails underneath the cookies had white doily prints stamped on them

<p>Edible glue attached these mini cookies to the nail tips</p>
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Edible glue attached these mini cookies to the nail tips

<p>CND education manager Roxanne Valinoti and artist in residence Torie Bastian</p>
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CND education manager Roxanne Valinoti and artist in residence Torie Bastian

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<p>Backstage selfies</p>
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Backstage selfies

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<p>Jan &amp; Phillipe Blond (one half of The Blonds design team) wearing an "Off With Your Head" sweatshirt that appeared on the runway</p>
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Jan & Phillipe Blond (one half of The Blonds design team) wearing an "Off With Your Head" sweatshirt that appeared on the runway

<p>A local bakery in the Chelsea Market created custom cookies for the Blonds show</p>
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A local bakery in the Chelsea Market created custom cookies for the Blonds show

<p>Jan Arnold speaking to the press backstage before The Blonds show</p>
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Jan Arnold speaking to the press backstage before The Blonds show

<p>Kristina Estabrooks demonstrates the smoking nail she engineered for The Blonds</p>
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Kristina Estabrooks demonstrates the smoking nail she engineered for The Blonds

<p>Harriet, the rabbit made by Ashley Craig, as seen on Jan Arnold</p>
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Harriet, the rabbit made by Ashley Craig, as seen on Jan Arnold

<p>Nail art by CND for The Blonds</p>
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Nail art by CND for The Blonds

<p>Nail art for The Blonds by CND</p>
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Nail art for The Blonds by CND

<p>Nail art by CND for the Blonds</p>
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Nail art by CND for the Blonds

<p>Life-sized versions of the cookies that appeared on the nail art for The Blonds</p>
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Life-sized versions of the cookies that appeared on the nail art for The Blonds

<p>Hair look for The Blonds</p>
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Hair look for The Blonds

<p>Mesh veils with crystals covered the eyes of the models at The Blonds</p>
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Mesh veils with crystals covered the eyes of the models at The Blonds

<p>The Blonds</p>
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The Blonds

<p>Nails + hair at The Blonds</p>
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Nails + hair at The Blonds

<p>The Blonds at Milk Studios, NYC</p>
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The Blonds at Milk Studios, NYC

<p>Before the Blonds show begins</p>
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Before the Blonds show begins

<p>The Blonds</p>
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The Blonds

<p>Final looks at the Blonds</p>
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Final looks at the Blonds

<p>Me and Modern Salon's Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern (left) at The Blonds show Wednesday night</p>
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Me and Modern Salon's Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern (left) at The Blonds show Wednesday night

<p>The finished hair look at The Blonds</p>
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The finished hair look at The Blonds

<p>Miss Pop for China Glaze at Alice + Olivia</p>
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Miss Pop for China Glaze at Alice + Olivia

<p>Techs polishing nails at Vera Wang</p>
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Techs polishing nails at Vera Wang

<p>JINsoon for Vera Wang</p>
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JINsoon for Vera Wang

<p>Morgan (broken glass) and Taylor (red roses) both had on-point NYFW manis</p>
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Morgan (broken glass) and Taylor (red roses) both had on-point NYFW manis

<p>Started off NYFW with breakfast with the Morgan Taylor team. Check out Morgan's beanie!!</p>
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Started off NYFW with breakfast with the Morgan Taylor team. Check out Morgan's beanie!!

<p>JINsoon Dulcet at Karen Walker</p>
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JINsoon Dulcet at Karen Walker

<p>Jin Soon (left) and Beth</p>
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Jin Soon (left) and Beth

<p>The nails at Karen Walker were a blush tinted nude designed by Jin Soon Choi</p>
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The nails at Karen Walker were a blush tinted nude designed by Jin Soon Choi

<p>Nail lead for OPI, Miss Pop (left) and Beth</p>
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Nail lead for OPI, Miss Pop (left) and Beth

<p>The nail look at Jeremy Scott: tips covered in OPI lacquer and Infinite Shine topped with a pearly top coat</p>
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The nail look at Jeremy Scott: tips covered in OPI lacquer and Infinite Shine topped with a pearly top coat

<p>Morgan Taylor lead nail artist Danielle Candido</p>
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Morgan Taylor lead nail artist Danielle Candido

<p>Taylor Daniel (left), senior editor Beth (center) and Morgan Haile (right) at Morgan Taylor's final show this season, Zero + Maria Cornejo</p>
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Taylor Daniel (left), senior editor Beth (center) and Morgan Haile (right) at Morgan Taylor's final show this season, Zero + Maria Cornejo

<p>Torie's nails using Athena Rocks</p>
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Torie's nails using Athena Rocks

<p>CND for Libertine</p>
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CND for Libertine

<p>The nail looks for Libertine</p>
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The nail looks for Libertine

<p>CND artist in residence Torie Bastian</p>
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CND artist in residence Torie Bastian

<p>CND's Jan Arnold (left) and artist in residence Torie Bastian (right)</p>
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CND's Jan Arnold (left) and artist in residence Torie Bastian (right)

<p>Jan's Libertine-inspired nail art</p>
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Jan's Libertine-inspired nail art

<p>Front row at Libertine!</p>
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Front row at Libertine!

Go backstage with NAILS' senior editor Beth at NYFW A/W 2016.

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