I possess a small (but mighty) number of beauty skills under my belt that I can legitimately brag about—cutting my own bangs and accomplishing the perfect smoky eye among them. Doing my own nails, however, is not.
Admittedly, I have relied heavily on my local nail salon to provide me with a biweekly sleek manicure (and tackle my dry, bitten nails) ever since I could afford to go there, and I’ve never looked back. So when every nail salon closed due to COVID-19, I knew it was finally time to acquire and perfect a new skill: the perfect at-home manicure.
With my nails in dire shape, I reached out to Sarah Gibson Tuttle, founder and CEO of luxury nail salon Olive & June, for tips and tricks on how to achieve a salon-worthy manicure at home. With three locations across L.A., Sarah has now created a collection of innovative new products, polishes, tools, and how-tos, inspired by the belief that no matter who you are, where you live, or what you do, you can achieve a perfect manicure that makes you feel like your best self.
“When I saw a good mani had the power to change someone's mood, I wanted to share that happiness with everyone everywhere and truly democratize the salon manicure. So I spent a year teaching myself how to do my own nails at home and learned so much. Namely, salon-perfect nails are totally possible but only with the right tools and a new system. From that, the Studio Box was born, the first all-in-one at-home manicure system that includes everything you need to do your nails at home, plus a tool I invented, The Poppy, that makes it easier to paint your nails with both your right and left hands. And it really works. I promise at the end of this you will be a mani pro,” Tuttle shared.
Read on as she walks us through how to easily achieve a salon-worthy manicure at home.