• 8.23.13

    Miss Pop Brings Back That '70s Nail for Cosmo

    Miss Pop takes readers back – way back – to the seventies for the September issue of Cosmopolitan. For the mag's "That '70s Show" beauty spread, the manicurist looked to icons like Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry, and Donna Summer for inspiration.

    "Nail art was reborn in that decade with the French manicure, but nothing feels more dated now," Miss Pop remarked. "I really wanted to stay true to the seventies and it's amazing how many coincidences there are with the trends then and today. That chic, almond, Studio 54 nail is huge right now."

    She picked a classic red to represent "Glamazon" Jerry Hall, a mixed metallic to channel "Disco Queen" Donna Summer, and a nude to conjure images of "American Beauty" Farah Fawcett. 

    "Another major theme for fall is the matte metallic," Miss Pop went on, explaining the "Rebel Chic" Debbie Harry style. "Thinking about how the punks were the first to do black nail polish, I did a faded, glittery, deep gunmetal with a matte top coat to give it texture ... the top coat changes the whole look. It's almost as if you had Sharpied your nails."

    Not sold? "On set, I wound up putting it on the photo editor because we liked it so much."

    Photographer: James Macari
    Stylist: Masha Orlov
    Hair: Jeff Francis for The Wall Group using Shu Uemura Art of Hair
    Makeup: Fredrik Stambro using Temptu
    Model: Elsa Hosk for IMG Models

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