Nails

Oscars weekend can be both exciting and stressful for nominees and celebrity guests as they get ready to walk the red carpet. Of course, the preparation process is a big one as it is all about taking steps to look one's best for the cameras. The 11th Annual TMG Beauty & Style Destination Pre Oscars Lounge at the Beverly Hilton offered stars a chance to get a head start with some relaxation and pampering.

After two successful seasons of New York Fashion Week, Cuccio Colour made its way across the pond and was a staple backstage during the Fashion Scout FW15 shows at Freemasons’ Hall. Lead manicurist Naomi Gonzalez and her team used the brand in 22 shows.Designers included James Kelly, Mariana Jungmann, Ashley Isham, Daniel Barros and Joao Melo Costa, Ccuoco, Judy Wu, Apu Jan, Youjia Jin, Mimi Tran, Rohmir, Zeynep Kartal, Kiev Fashion Days, Xiao Li, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe, Pam Hogg, Lulu Lui, Javob Birge Vision. Dora Abodi, Marko Mitanovski, CJ Yao and Fad.

Recreate your favorite celebrity looks from the 87th Annual Academy Awards! Get red carpet how-to's straight from celebrity stylists - from glamorous hairstyles, to pretty makeup looks, to perfectly polished nails - and give your clients the star treatment in the salon. Click the celebrity names below to see each how-to, or browse the looks by clicking through the slideshow!Hair

Cuccio Colour wrapped up its second New York Fashion Week with the LaQuan Smith presentation on Wednesday. Named one of Forbes "30 Under 30," Smith's collection was an array of textures and eye popping brights and his Fall/Winter 2015 collection was highlighted in the New York Times within hours of its debut.

CND unveiled 20 distinct nail designs tonight at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2015 Show at MILK Studios in New York City. Inspired by dystopian elements of several iconic films, the clothing and nails featured a clash of distressed and refined elements, making for a fashion story best described as apocalyptic couture. This long-time artistic partnership continues to push the boundaries of creativity, producing some of the most powerful performance art at Fashion Week.

To complement the color palette found throughout Proenza Schouler’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Michelle Saunders for essie developed two different nail looks. Licorice paired with allure created the perfect “Proenza Schouler grey,” while au natural layered with ridge filling base coat created an effortless nude.Get the Look (Grey):1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.2. Next, apply one coat of licorice.3. Then, apply one coat of allure.

Sophie Theallet’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection was filled with glamorous prints and textured fabrics heavily influenced by the gypsy culture. Paying homage to the inspiration, Julie Kandalec for essie created symbolic gypsy wheel nail art using shades bahama mama and big spender.

To complement the AW 2015 collection by Milly at New York Fashion Week, Recine for Beauty.com used PHYTO products to create soft, textured blowouts.Get the Look (Hair):1. Work PHYTO PROFESSIONAL Intense Volume Mousse and Phytolaque Soie Hairspray into dry hair.2. Blow-dry using fingers to keep the hair textured.3. Finish with PHYTO 7 Hydrating day cream for additional texture.

Lead Technician for Nails Inc., Sophie Marques, created a nail look to complement the Alice + Olivia AW 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. The collection was very opulent, and embellished with a 70’s rock chick vibe, so Marques created a rich, dark nail with touches of gold.Get the Look:1. Remove all traces of polish with the Nails Inc. Express nail polish remover and prep nails and cuticle with  Vitamin e cuticle oil pen.

Inspired by the romantic feel of the Adirondack Great Camps in the 19th century, Veronica Beard’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection included classic silhouettes with rustic accents. To complement the earth tone palette, Rita Remark for essie created a mahogany red nail look by layering two coats of shearling darling.

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