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Katy Perry’s Glittery Pink Nails at the Teen Choice Awards

By on August 10, 2010
in Celebrity

katy-perry-teen-choice-awards-gelish-june-bride-kimmie-kyees Teen Choice Awards host Katy Perry is anything but shy when it comes to adorning her nails.  So when I read that BellaSugar thought she was wearing a holographic nail polish I just had to find out more. After all, she wore a holographic Milani to an awards show last year and who could forget those blinding, blinged out nails she wore to the MTV VMAs.

Turns out Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees worked with Katy and she wasn’t wearing a holo or even a polish.  Kimmie used new gel polish product, Gelish by Nail Harmony.  The color, June Bride, is a glittery pale pink and according to Kimmie, “she [Katy] loved it!”

gelish-uv-gel-polish-june-bride Gelish is a salon-only service, similar to Shellac, only it seems to have a lot more colors in the “me” range. They have a link for a Salon Locator on the brand website but it is under construction. I spotted their booth at Cosmoprof but I didn’t have a chance to stop and check it out. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a salon in Cleveland to try it out for myself.

Have any of you seen Gelish in your area? Who’s tried it? What do you think of Katy’s nails from last night’s show?

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  1. Joy says:

    They have Gelish in my area (Chicago) at the nail salon… In fact, I have it on my nails now. It seems to chip just a little at the tip of the nail… I like Shellac much better…..

  2. Jackie S. says:

    I love how innovative companies are becoming. Bring on the color I say… I love the variety! :)

  3. Lauren says:

    Love! I don’t see the colors on their website though. I see a wide variety of colors for their “reflection powders”(whatever that is), but not for the gelish.

  4. Meg says:

    I’ve not seen that around my area (Albuquerque), but I don’t go in to the salons, so what do I know? LOL I love that KP always has her nails done in exciting styles. I’m so bored with the run of the mill French mani.

  5. Never heard of Gelish, but now I’m intrigued!

  6. lucy says:

    Love this sooo much! I love how quickly everything is changing within the beauty industry.

  7. MaeLing says:

    Gelish is the best thing ever invented!! I’v had it on my nails now for 16 days…no problems. My salon has all 48 of the colors and my tech said there are more being released later in the year.

  8. POSH says:

    Amazing GElish ….We are using the product here in Ireland woww woww Our clients just love it stays on for Four weeks on the natural nail and we just cannot decide which colurs to choose next OUE CLIENTS ARESOOOOOO GELISH……

  9. tns says:

    We also offer Gelish here in Smyrna, GA (30080) along with Shellac. Gelish is thicker so its staying power for clients with weaker nails is phenomenal. The downside is that soaking off is about 5 minutes longer with it. Shellac is thinner (less durable) but comes off quicker. So depending on how strong your natural nails are and how heavily you use your hands daily, choose appropriately. ^ ^

    4480 South Cobb Drive SE
    Smyrna, GA 30080

  10. Diana says:

    Regards from Croatia, I work in nail studio 22 year, we start using the Harmony product few months ago, for us…GELISH IS THE BEST PRODUCTS EVER SEEN !!!

  11. Kitty says:

    I’ve heard some people using this but not at a salon though…’s available online somewhere I think.

  12. Alllison says:

    I absolutely loved her nails at the VMAs with all that damn bling all over it.

  13. Outre says:

    I just got some, though I totally forgot to get a UV lamp so haven’t tested it yet.

    I read reviews by DYI ladies, overall a very positive feedback, many seem to love the big color selection and they do have a holo glitter. Or rather, that’s what the description says, I don’t know what kind of holo it is.

    Jessica is supposed to come out with a gel/polish hybrid soon too… Axxium and Shellec needs to put out new colors faster to stay ahead!

    I’ve read it’s important to ‘cap’ the tip, essentially what we do when we wrap the free edge.

    A little warning, I kept on reading how their color swatches are very off, so anyone looking into it is better off googling for swatches if you want to buy any– that’s what I did.

  14. Kelly Wu says:

    We have Gelish in my country(Taiwan) at the nail salon.Gelish is the best. It stay one my nature nails for a month. Gelish Gel is Amazing.

  15. Tessa says:

    Hi! Nice blog :) I’m a follower now :) Maybe you can follow my blog too? it’s in my name

  16. Sylvia says:

    I use Gelish in the Orlando/Lake Mary area. It seems to be a cross between Axxium and Shellac. It has 48 colors and wears very well. My clients love it and I wear it usually since the top coat is like Axxium and isn’t affected by acetone. I do wish the website was better, you really need to see the colors in person to get the accurate effect.

    • Renee says:

      Hey Sylvia, where is your salon? I can’t seem to find any in the Orlando/Ocoee area that use Gelish and wanted to give it a try. Thanks!

  17. I have nothing to add other than I’ve got such a huge crush on Katy Perry.

    That and I’ve made sure all my friends know about this place ;)

  18. kathy says:

    i was just out in Avon, Oh and i’m pretty sure i saw a sign for “Gel Nails” at a salon out there. I’ll have to investigate. Over by Walker Road and rt 83. by bar symon.

  19. Jessica says:

    We use Gelish at Spa Scotta in Seattle and LOVE it. I have thinner nails and it is perfect. Easy to apply and remove.

  20. Dominique says:

    We have Gelish here in Vegas at Roni Josef Salon $ Spa. Love It!!!! Stays on way better then polish and hasn’t damaged a natural nail yet. Instantly dry too! Great for pedicures!

  21. Brandy says:

    The reason the Gelish is chipping is because the techs are not trained properly and they are not capping the edge of the nail. I have neen a tech for almost 9Yrs and our salon at Polaris uses it and we have no trouble with it. It really does last longer that the Axiom and Shellac. But with all nail products if you are not using them according to the manufacturers instructions then you will have bad results.

  22. Brandy says:

    BTW our salon is at Polaris it’s called First Nails and Spa. We are located at the corner of Cleveland avenue and Polaris Parkway. W would be happy to answer questions about Gelish you can email me at

  23. Suzy says:

    Using Gelish in Wallington, Surrey, UK. Having a fantastic response to the product which I have been using since May. All my clients love the product and keep coming back for more colours. Loving Gelish, we all need Gelish in our salons so give it a go :-)

  24. Shara says:

    I offer Gelish and Shellac as apart of my nail services at Steve Hightower Hair Artists’ Studio in Atlanta, GA. I also custom blend.

    Thank you!
    Steve Hightower Hair Artists’ Studio

  25. Kim says:

    We offer Gelish, Shellac, and Axxium at The Nail Lounge Miramar. Personally I prefer the Gelish and Axxium over the Shellac. Come try us out if you’re in the area =)

    12717 Miramar Parkway
    Miramar, Florida 33027

  26. Holly W says:

    I offer Shellac and Gelish at my studio in Plano, TX–both products are great, but my clients are really loving the vast color selection of Gelish. If you are in my area, give me a call at 214-924-9743 (holly w.)

  27. Rebekka says:

    Katy Perry needs her own tag! Her nail looks are really inspiring.

  28. Lianne says:

    Hey Girl!

    I just got some Gelish polish done in NYC and I LOOOVE it! Desperately trying to find a salon in my area to get them done before they grow out.

    • Malika says:

      What salon did you go to in NYC that did Gelish? Had it done in NJ & it was great! But need a nail salon that offers it that is more conveniently located.

      • Gail says:

        Malika-did you ever find a salon in NY? Moving there from Chicago in a couple of weeks and I am desperate!!

  29. Jen says:

    Hi! Just stumbled upon this post and realized that Teri’s Hair Design in Berea (OH) has Gelish! I’m pretty sure my stylist had on June Bride when I got my hair cut yesterday. I’m trying a Gelish manicure for Christmas and can’t wait!

  30. Kate says:

    anyone know of a salon in NYC that has this product?

  31. I’m in Merritt Island, FL…Owner and Operator of Feet First and I offer Gelish. I wanted Shellac but it was on Back Order for ssooooo long that I went with Gelish instead and I am so truly glad I did. The results are amazing!!!