Beach-Proof Your Manis and Pedis A long soak in chlorinated or salt water won't do your manicure any favors. Chipped nails aren't allowed during Aqualilly performances, so these women turn to gel or acrylics to keep their nails in pristine condition. "No polish stands up to water except the mighty gel manicure," says D'Amour, who claims that her gel manicures last up to three weeks. Barnes confesses that she even gets gel on her toes. "We dance on the side of the pool between performances, so we need something that can go up against pavement and getting in and out of the pool," says Barnes.
Aqualillies member Tyler Rolling keeps her nails strong through a healthy diet. "Diet plays a big role in nail and hair strength, because they're made of protein," she says. Rolling, who is currently studying to be a registered dietician, eats lean proteins like chicken and fish to keep her nails from breaking and peeling.
Tyler Rolling of Aqualillies, photographed by Resolution Photographics
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