How To Get The Best Nails Ever, According To 3 Boss Manicurists

Illustrated by Mallory Heyer.
Even as nail art starts to trend more minimalist, some of the coolest beauty pros in the biz are ladies who are dominating the nail world. They're the ones on set who show up looking like the stylist, then crouch on the ground to give the model a pedicure or take behind-the-scenes snaps. The rest of the crew inevitably watches in envy, as the manicurist's Instagram explodes since she has the most intense following of anyone in the room...including the models.

There are so many rad manicurists who have been killing it for the past few years, but the three women here have caught our eye for many reasons. Steph Stone tends to the hands of Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, and knows exactly how to paint the perfect tips for a mean fashion campaign. Madeline Poole went from NYC It Girl to all-around beauty celeb when she inked a deal to be Sally Hansen's global ambassador, but still proves her street cred by giving trippy, abstract manicures to her fashion friends. And, Alicia Torello racks up editorial pages in prestige titles like i-D and Vogue Paris.

Click through to get to know these beauty bosses, and find out what it takes for each of them to nail the perfect at-home manicure...and what trends you should be expecting this spring.

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