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Exclusive: Harriet Westmoreland's tips for getting Rochelle Humes' nails at home

The celebrity manicurist tells us how to nail the perfect reverse French…

Laura Sutcliffe

We don't know about you, but we really, really missed getting our nails done during lockdown. Now that salons are back up and running, we've been taking major inspiration from some of our favourite celebrities, and up there has to be Rochelle Humes.

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The mother-of-three regularly sports her stunning 'Reverse French' talons (in short, a classic Frenchie, flipped) on Instagram and we're obsessed with her nail journey Reels. Her manicure is perfected by the legendary Harriet Westmoreland, who is big news in the nail world. Her minimalist approach to nails - and not to mention her amazing aftercare - has got everyone talking. HELLO! spoke to the lady herself, who gave us the best tips for giving your hands some serious TLC.

The secret to great nails, according to Harriet, is prep. She explains: "Spend time getting the foundation perfect, cuticle work and shaping the nail are key to a great manicure, if the foundation is perfect everything else will be."

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Every manicurist has an extensive kit, and the key products Harriet can't be without are: "Byredo hand scrub, Augustinus Bader rich cream, Augustinus Bader Facial oil, Sisley Black Rose Mask and La Mer Hand Serum."

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When life gets busy and you just can't make that salon appointment, Harriet thinks you can do a pretty good job yourself. "Keep your nails short and clean. You can create an amazing natural manicure without having to apply polish."

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She added: "File your nails into a soft square shape, exfoliate the skin and cuticle area then apply oil and moisturiser for a groomed, chic finish."

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The professional feels that natural nails suit everyone. "Short and shiny bare nails that are super natural are so chic." And any nail blunders? Stop fidgeting!  She advises: "Never pick or peel your gels off, it’s that’s simple!"

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Therapists everywhere tag Harriet in their close up #Nailfies, but who inspires her? "Betina Goldstein has been an inspiration since I started my career, I always admire her creations," she reveals.

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And the hand items she can't leave home without are refreshingly normal: "A nail file and Augustinus Bader Facial Oil. Because if all else fails, you can shape the nail and the oil will give a fresh clean finish."

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