From Our Editors
For Elise McRae, the tech and artist behind Nails By Elise at Hightower Salons, nails are a vehicle for self-expression. She translates virtually any mood or personality into nail art, creating looks that range from miniature skylines to vibrant cartoon characters to romantic flourish designs. To add sparkle to manicures, she coats accent nails in shimmering glitter polish or painstakingly encrusts them with three-dimensional crystals. She fashions these flashy looks thanks to a toolbox that includes gems, glitter, acrylics, moldable mediums, tiny brushes, special adhesives, and imagination.