Ha! It's always last-minute. Rarely do you know in advance what you might do. Many times the dress isn't even chosen until the night before or the day of. Once the glam team is all together we normally look at the top couple possibilities and try to anticipate the overall look we want. Once the celeb is there and the final dress is chosen we take direction but all collaborate to determine looks and what each of us needs to do (hair, makeup and nails). So we bring everything, as anything is possible.
What kinds of manicure trends do you see coming up in 2013 for celebrities and red carpets?
Texture and dimension is big in fashion right now and will take more prominence in color, and I believe nail art is here to stay, at least for a while. Nail art is a great way to complete your look while making it uniquely yours. I do see nail art scaling back to just a couple of featured nails to show a little personality but not fight for attention.
What's up next for you?
I love product development, and as long as I've been doing nails have had the opportunities to be involved closely in most major new product developments with manufacturers from acrylic to gels to Minx to gel polish and the next generation of products coming soon. As the Global Nail Artist for L'Oreal Paris I've been working on new colors, trends and technologies. There are a couple social media and TV opportunities in the works that can be a lot of fun, and of course I have an amazing group of ladies that keep me very busy with all they do.