Beauty Beat: Nail Files' Katie Cazorla talks tips, trends and season 2

Aug 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET

TV Guide’s nail guru, Katie Cazorla, invites SheKnows to her salon in Los Angeles to learn the tricks of the trade.

Katie Cazorla

If you’re dying to get the coveted nail trends all the fashion-forward celebs are flashing this season, look no further.

Katie Cazorla, owner of The Painted Nail salon and star of TV Guide’s Nail Files, is showing us how to get three hot nail looks. Up this week? The accent nail!

The Accent Nail

Instructions:

Step 1: Apply a base coat.

Step 2: Apply your polish on each nail except your ring finger.

Step 3: Measure appliqué to make sure it fits your nail.

Step 4: Press on appliqué and file excess.

Step 5: Apply a top coat.

While many people choose to simply accent one of their nails in a different color than the rest, Katie spices it up with a cool nail appliqué.

Appliqués are very easy to use and add a nice pop of fun to an otherwise simple mani. For ours, Katie chose a bright neon pink, accented with a hot pink animal print appliqué by Kiss Nail Dress.

An alternative to using a full appliqué is to use fun shaped hole punchers to create cool patterns.

Katie recommends reapplying a top coat about three days after your manicure to keep your nails looking great. She also encourages everyone to give their hands love and remember to nourish with cuticle oil and treat your palms to paraffin waxes occasionally.

Watch as Katie shares more of her nail tips

For more with Katie Cazorla and The Painted Nail, be sure to catch the second season of Nail Files every Sunday night on the TV Guide Network.

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Photo credit: TV Guide Network

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