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If there’s one essential you need for fall, we’d be the first to tell you it’s not a hat, bag, or statement shoe, but a kick-ass manicure. Part conversation piece, part accessory, nail art is sweeping Los Angeles as the coolest way to up your outfit’s style quotient, and have some fun with your beauty routine. We’ve told you where to go in our fair city to get the most outstanding mani and pedi, but before you head to CT III or Marie Nails, you have to check out our roundup of the 10 best nail-art manicures from real L.A. girls to get you inspired for you time at the salon. From a Mondrian-inspired masterpiece, to pointy, neon nail beds, to the cutest jewel-encrusted animal paint job, here are some serious examples of nail art done right, times 10!
Photos by Bess Byers