Nail artist Karen Gutierrez has a penchant for noticing a meticulous manicure. “Women-in-charge tend to use their hands a lot while speaking,” says the artist, who has worked with Gisele and Rose Byrne, and is responsible for Eva Mendes’ ladylike manicure in the actress’ She’s So Violet debut. “And you will notice right away that they have the best manicures.” Inspired by the immaculate groomed hands of women who refuse to take no for an answer, Gutierrez selects a collection of polishes that are bold, yet understatedly elegant.
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“Unlike a bright red that draws attention, this color seeks attention with its deep tone but still gives off the essence that the woman wearing it is in complete control.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“There is no other color quite like this one but it’s the hue’s unusualness that makes it so incredibly gorgeous and luxe.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“While brown-ish in tone, this shade is anything but boring; it is also a color that will look different on every skin tone but still maintain its polished, decadent effect.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“A grey-toned navy is a color choice that exudes strength and power, while still being appropriate enough for work.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“This is an elegant nude that complements every skin tone and any CEO would want to wear on her nails.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“The sheerness of this polish is barely noticeable, save for the fact that it leaves nails with a hint of pink and a healthy glow.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist

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“A grey polish is one neutral that will match any power suit.”
—KAREN GUTIERREZ, Nail Artist