Rihanna, Katy Perry and Ke$ha are our three go-to celebs for nail art inspiration. So needless to say, we jumped at the chance to speak to the manicurist responsible for their crazy-cool talons: Kimmie Kyees.
The Los Angeles-based artist has painted Katy, Rihanna & Ke$ha's nails for videos, photo shoots and red carpets. Most recently, she worked on Katy's digits for the MTV European Music Awards. "She was looking for a classic look so she wanted a great red," Kimmie exclusively tells Twist. "It really complemented her fabulous makeup as well."
And while some people are trading in over-the-top designs for more simple looks, Kimmie still loves to get creative with manis. "Negative space is a big trend I’m loving," she says. "It’s super easy and customizable. In particular, I like an inverted V-mani or a half moon."
Kimmie breaks down exactly how to DIY a negative space mani using Q-tips — click through the below slideshow for her easy step-by-step tutorial.
Be sure to click all the way through the gallery! We rounded up some of the coolest nail art Kimmie has created for her famous clients — including her favorite Katy mani of all time. Which one is your favorite?
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