Grammys Beauty: Behind the Scenes with Haim's Nail Artist
Stephanie Stone shares her tricks of the trade behind the trio's must-have manicures.
The Haim sisters have the art of loose, rock 'n’ roll-inspired tresses down to a science, but at the Grammys, their nail game was pretty on point, too. But when it came to manicures — unlike their matching hair — Danielle, Alana and Este all went in different directions with their polished tips. The only similarity? "Haim all chose to keep their nails short, chic and natural," says nail artist Stephanie Stone, who created the sisters' individual looks. Here, she dishes to Pret-a-Reporter about how to re-create all three looks.
"When starting all my manicures, especially during awards season, I always start with an H. Gillerman Organics essential oil hand treatment," says Stone. "Since awards season can be anxiety-inducing, a little aromatherapy can really help bring relaxation and set the tone for the rest of the day."
Next, Stone uses Tweezerman tools to clip nails short and clean up around the cuticle area.
"Alana loves nail art and had seen one of my nail tutorial videos on YouTube (youtube.com/TheStephStone) featuring a foil nail look," says Stone of the youngest bandmember, who opted for a variation on a tattered-chrome-foil nail. With Chanel Black Satin ($27) as a base color, Stone used silver nail-art foil to create the tattered-chrome effect. Then, to create a seamless effect with her open-toed shoes, Stone also painted Alana’s toes black.
Este, meanwhile, opted for a classic red nail in Chanel Pirate, while Danielle went with a clean, fashion-forward nude using Chanel’s soft, shiny Ballerina shade.
Stone finished each manicure with John Masters Organics cocoa-butter lotion ($32) and Dr. Hauschka's Neem Nail and Cuticle Oil ($39.95) to moisturize the sisters' hands and legs, as well as Zoya Fast Drops ($16) to speed up the nail-polish drying process before the trio headed into styling.