The Only DIY Mani/Pedi Guide You'll Ever Need
A step-by-step breakdown to a salon-worthy experience at home
Ironically, I give myself a manicure (or change my polish, at the very least) at least twice a week. It's my "me" time: sprawled out on my living room floor, filing, buffing, and painting my nails. But "doing" my nails and perfecting the DIY manicure are two different things, and if the red polish up to my knuckles doesn't prove it, my lacerated cuticles do.
So I reached out to the experts Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, and Gina Edwards, celebrity manicurist for Kiss products, to come up with a comprehensive list of the steps to the perfect at-home manicure or pedicure. From removing your nail polish to finishing with a top coat, this is your ultimate guide to a perfect mani/pedi routine.