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Manly Men Wear Nails

NBA star Charles Barkley's nails are done prior to his TV appearances.

<p>Makeup artist Maxi Spisak often has little time to prepare Charles Barkley for camera as he rushes from the golf course onto the set.</p>

At least one does, according to Maxi Spisak, an Atlanta-based makeup artist who does Charles Barkley’s nails and makeup prior to his appearances on TNT’s NBA coverage. Once the matte finish of the nail treatment wears slightly, it looks natural on camera, says Spisak. As for Barkley himself, she describes the former NBA star as sweet, generous, and down-to-earth. “He really cares,” she says.

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A volatile, fragrant, flammable liquid used chiefly as a solvent, often found in polish remover; can be used to soak off acrylic nails.
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