Get To Know Celebrity Manicurist Bethany Newell

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Get To Know Celebrity Manicurist Bethany Newell

Bethany Newell is a New York-based nail tech who specializes in doing nails on set for editorials and advertisements, as well as private sessions for celebrities. You’ve probably already seen her work while thumbing through your favorite magazines.

Read on to get a few insights from her on how to break into this market, and what it’s like to be a part of it!


Nailpro: Hi Bethany, you’ve done many celebrity’s nails. Can you name a few?   
Bethany: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Mary J. Blige, Charlize Theron, Christy Turlington…


Who was your favorite to work with?  
I enjoy working all of my clients. Each client has a very different and interesting personality.  I am always impressed with the work they do.

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You did a watch ad for TAG Heuer featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. What all did you have to do for Leonardo DiCaprio’s nails? How are his cuticles?  
He was a wonderful and very easy client to work with.  He was a very clean manicure and we did a pedicure as well in the event it was a full figure shot with bare feet.  His nails were in great condition.

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