Beach days, BBQ, and bikinis are almost here, so its time to start preparing for the warm summer ahead. Celebrity manicurist, Skyy Hadley, shares her secrets to giving your feet a summer makeover!

Find Your Color — Discover which shades work best on fair, medium and dark complexions.  According to Hadley, fair skin should choose white and blue undertones, while medium skin finds colors with  pink undertones.  Darker complexions should go for transparent tones.

To Cut or Not To Cut — “Trimming or cutting cuticles during a manicure is purely cosmetic and sometimes doesn’t benefit the nail in any way,” shares Hadley. The cuticle is the barrier to protect the surrounding skin and help develop the nail from bacteria and infections.

No More Yellow — The most common suggestion would be to stop using so much dark nail polish. “Of course we all love using dark colors but this may cause your nails to become discolored,” explains Hadley.  She recommends always using a base coat. “By using a base coat, you’re adding in a protective layer between your nails and the polish. This will also help to prevent staining and can actually help keep your nails healthier.”

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