Chanel’s Official Celebrity Nail Stylist and owner of Jaunt Beauty Co’s Mobile nail lounge, Ashlie Johnson hand-picks her favorite pieces to showcase on her take on ELODIEK.COM.
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How did you get involved in nail art?
I’ve always been intrigued with nail art, ever since I can remember. It was super popular when I was in high school, and that’s when I got my nail license. As an only child I would draw and paint all the time and loved beauty products, so it was a natural fit. I’m happy that its back again and the chic upscale direction that its gone in.
What are some of your favorite trends for nail color for this Summer?
I’ve really been into bright colors on toes and a mix of colors and art on the hands, it feels like the perfect time to play up any art you’ve been wanting to try and have it be a little more appropriate.
4 Secrets to the best Summer nails?
Nails in the summer tend to take a beating! The sand and sun and salt water are all very dehydrating, so I always recommend not leaving your polish on more than a week or two. I like to remove old polish, clean up the nails, exfoliate and moisturize and even sleep with a hydrating crème on for night.
What would you consider the best contrasting nail color combos?
There are so many fun options now; anything your heart can think of can be done these days. I’m really loving neons with nude, or Black and white, Metallic with Mattes, opposites always make a good match.
What are your quick fix beauty essentials?
Chanel’s new Le Gel Coat is a lifesaver! It dry’s so fast and with the new gel like formula it lasts a lot longer now. This a defiantly a time saving quick fix. I also can’t live without the Body Excellence Hand cream, it’s always in my bag.
Thoughts on Metallic Nails?
I LOVE Metallic Nails! You can’t really go wrong with Metallic’s to me they feel like jewelry instead of polish so they match every outfit.
What's your go to nude nail polish?
Chanel’s Organdi it’s the most beautiful shade of opaque nude that works on everyone.
Any suggestions for quick nail styling tips for our readers?
My rule for nails styling, is that they should make you feel really happy when you look at them. This might mean playing with nail art, or it might just be the perfect shade of pink. Its just polish so play and have fun, it should be too serious.
Athena Procopiou Let’s Wander Kaftan $650
Illesteva Emmanuelle Rose/Tortoise Sunglasses $230
Mola Sasa Vintage Clutch $350
Sensi Studio Panama Hat $170
Lolita Jaca Ciriana Dress Eyelet Cotton White $525
Elena Ghisellini Gia P Tiger Jamaica $795
Illesteva Milan III with silver mirrored sunglasses $300