Monday, December 12, 2011

Interview with Katie Cazorla of "The Nail Files" Reality Show

With the holidays right around the corner and the winter weather in full affect, dry hands and brittle manicures are affecting us all. Star of TV Guide’s new hit show, “Nail Files” and salon owner of L.A.’s hottest salon, The Painted Nail, Katie Cazorla offers some great tips and tricks on avoiding dry hands this season. With her own “Painted Nail” line of polishes, she has also launched her holiday collection from NuBar to showcase fun festive colors for every holiday party.

I was lucky to able do a short Q&A interview with Katie about her nail polish line as well as how to maintain dry hands and nails in this cold weather. Though I don't live in the LA area, I would love to meet her in person and check out her salon at The Painted Nail someday. From salon treatments, to hand crèmes and at-home remedies, Katie’s tips and tricks are sure to combat the driest hands and prep them for the cutest holiday mani-pedis around.

Jennie: How long have you been running your own salon at The Painted Nail?

Katie: 2 and a half fabulous years!

Jennie: What's your favorite nail polish in your nail polish line?

Katie: It has to be Marie-Claire Shines with Katie Sparkles on top! Because it's named after my sister, AND it's super sparkly!

Jennie: What's your secret for keeping nails from cracking, especially during this cold and dry season?

Katie: Cuticle oil! Cuticle oil! Cuticle oil! Also, regular manicures, and don't forget to moisturize!

Jennie: What's the most craziest nail art you've ever done?

Katie: I printed a picture of a woman's sonogram on her nail when she found out she was having a boy! Second to that would be, I printed a picture of Holly Madison's ferret on her thumb! There must be a thing of celebs and pets on their nails because I also put photos of Paula Abdul's dogs on her nails!

Jennie: Which celebrity were you most thrilled about coming in to The Painted Nail to get their nails done?

Katie: I know this will sound crazy, but Levar Burton, because I grew up on Reading Rainbow! I was also really excited to see Vanessa Hudgens and Too Short!

Thanks for your time in answering my questions! Your tip on maintaining dry or cracked nails is really helpful.

About Katie Cazorla

Katie is an actress and currently lives in Los Angeles. Instead of going to salons to get her nails done, she decided to open her business. That's what she loves to do and she wants others to get the same professional treatment. She is also the star of the TV Guide Network’s new reality series, The Nail Files.

"I started doing some research and quickly became obsessed. Since then I've visited dozens of nail salons, spas, bars and lounges and have read hundreds of reviews on the Internet. My feeling is, "Why can't there be a place you trust and love but can also afford?" Everybody loves Ritz Carlton Spa but who can afford to go once a week? My research taught me exactly what I would love and expect from a nail salon and thus the idea of The Painted Nail was born!"

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info to share as well as the opportunity to interview Katie. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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