The heat is on with retro flashbacks: From beauty to fashion, styles are taking a cue from the 1970s—even summer blockbusters are in on the game, with the release of the Paramount Pictures film Rocketman, a musical biopic of epic performer Elton John. Of course, no movie about one of the world’s most colorful characters would be complete without a polish partnership, and the creative team behind Morgan Taylor and Gelish stepped up to the plate, creating a gorgeous six-piece collection of summer brights—plus a must-have glittering topper—that pairs seamlessly with the costumes in the movie. Naturally, we just had to tie all of these elements together for our June cover. Danny Haile, Gelish CEO, founder and nail tech, joined us on set to create a set of tips as fabulous as the collection. After extending the model’s nails with an acrylic overlay, he polished them with fuchsia It’s the Shades and dotted them with orbs of pink Tickle My Keys and purple Just Me & My Piano. And, a set of Rocketman-inspired tips simply must include bling, so Haile topped the tips with plenty of Swarovski crystals. I think Sir Elton would be proud!

[Nails: Danny Haile & Vu Nguyen, Gelish; Photography: Armando Sanchez; Makeup: Iris Moreau, Wilhelmina; Hair: Frankie Payne, Opus Beauty; Model: Abby Neff, The Industry Model Mgmt; Digital Imaging: Art Vasquez, RP Digital]

 

This story first appeared in the June issue of Nailpro magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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