Celebrity manicurist Chaun Peth really knows how to get into the Halloween spirit. The talented beauty pro, whose clients include Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson, goes all out with his Halloween costume every year, sourcing ideas and inspiration everywhere from Pinterest to YouTube to thrift stores. Peth even does his own makeup and often incorporates wigs and prosthetics into his looks. “I love to be completely unrecognizable,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun being able to transform myself and act like a completely different character!”Given the level of detail he puts into his costumes, which have included the Joker, Beetlejuice and Frankenstein, Peth says it often takes him several hours to get into character. “My ultimate favorite costume was Edward Scissorhands, hands down,” he enthuses. “It took the longest to put together hair- and makeup-wise—four hours—and constructing the outfit took about a week with no sleep. I made the harness with belts from a thrift shop and black vinyl tape, and the leather jacket was also from a thrift shop. I made the scissor gloves by adding metallic spray-painted Styrofoam cutouts to Freddy Krueger gloves for a lifelike look.” So far, Peth has yet to incorporate nails into his Halloween costumes. “But maybe this year I will … maybe!” he says. What creepy character will Peth incarnate this Halloween? We don’t know, but we’re just dying to find out! –by Lotus Abrams
This story first appeared in the October issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.