Nail artist Ami Vega shows how to turn nails into miniature works of art. From simple designs to more complex work, anyone can have a manicure that's runway ready. One of the rising stars in the world of beauty, Ami offers great advice on growing and maintaining healthy nails, polished off with step-by-step instruction on 50 fabulous and unique nail art designs. Throughout, she shares professional inside tips on the products used and easy ways to build a nail art tool kit for home use. Ami leads the reader through such aspects of proper nail care as: - the correct preparation of nails - choosing and achieving the proper nail shape - the techniques needed to achieve healthy nails - how to properly prepare your "canvas" for art - maintaining your manicure The heart of DESIGNER NAILS walks the reader through 50 different nail looks that vary in difficulty and detail, from simple geometrics on natural nails to detailed lace patterns on long stiletto nails.