BACKSTAGE PASS SHE’S NAILING IT
Nail technician to the stars
he cites Barbra Streisand as her nail icon, is Victoria Beckham’s show manicurist of choice and spent a year producing the ‘perfect’ red polish for Renée Zellweger. As Hollywood’s hottest nail technician, Deborah Lippmann is responsible for creating the nail looks that we will start to see trending over the next few months.
Lippmann is also a regular on the awards-ceremony circuit. Remember Lupita Nyong’o’s chic, pearlescent cream nails that shimmered as she clutched her Oscar? That was her. Lady Gaga’s velvet nails for her Judas video? Guess who.
So what’s the nail of the moment? Apparently it’s all about clears and nudes. ‘Customers can’t get enough of them, but whereas once, “nude” meant sheer pinks, today it covers off-taupes, mauves and even grey,’ Deborah explains. She goes on: ‘Last week at my spin class, a woman my age had a French manicure using a light grey polish with sheer yellow tips – it was so simple and beautiful.’
Talking of age, Lippmann érmly believes that your nail varnish shouldn’t be dictated by the date on your birth certiécate – or even by your skin tone. It should be about how a colour or nail shape makes you feel. Here are her tips for énding your style.