Most recently, Lisa has introduced the new nail fashion, Minx, to her celebrity clientele where it has caught on like wildfire. Unlike nail polish, Minx is a flexible film nail fashion that is applied with heat and pressure, and it is available in rock star metallics, graphics and designs. We asked Lisa to share with us some of the tips and trends that she uses daily as one of the country’s top celebrity manicurists who has kept on top of the nail fashion game.
4. Before applying Minx to my clients, I make sure the nails are clean and polish-free, and then I soak a lint-free pad in rubbing alcohol and swipe it across the nails, followed by wiping the nail dry with a clean and dry pad. Rubbing alcohol removes any debris or oils from the nail surface, and ensures that Minx will seal tightly and firmly to the nail.
8. For those of you who want to increase your nail length but haven’t had luck, you may be pleasantly surprised by this little benefit to wearing Minx. My daughter bites her nails and has never had any length, but since I’ve started to put Minx on her, her nails have started to grow out! She’s so thrilled, and when it’s time for a new set of Minx, she will start to panic and say “Quick, Mom! Put on another set before my nails break off!”
9. Don’t hate me because I have to hop on a private jet and fly off with my client to the Bahamas! For those quick trips, I always used to make sure that I had quick-dry products and a fan, because you know everything is going to be rushed. However, now that I use Minx, I don’t need to worry about drying time so I use the room in my luggage to pack a couple extra bikinis!
10. A final tip for being a true celebrity/rock star… if it’s a special night and your outfit demands a strappy, sexy high heel, DO IT! Step out in open-toed shoes with an awesome pedicure, even if your boyfriend has to carry you over the snowbanks on his back!!!