Julia Roberts's Crystal-Healing Manicurist Did My Nails—Here's What Happened
Despite the number of sufficiently wonderful manicures I've received in my life as a beauty editor, none have been as magical as the one I received a few days ago. To clarify, this wasn't just any old manicure; it was a crystal healing manicure courtesy of one of Hollywood's most sought-after nail artists, Mazz Hanna. With amazing clients—her regulars include Julia Roberts, Emma Roberts, Selma Blair, Greta Gerwig, and Kaley Cuoco—I had expected to be impressed. I just hadn't expected how impressed.
Not only did I walk away with a lavender-hued paint job elegantly adorned with clear quartz (to enhance clarity) and kyanite (to promote telepathy, empathy, and psychic ability), I also walked away feeling less anxious, more grounded, and all around soul-soothed. I'm not sure about you, but these are all extremely foreign feelings come 10 a.m. on a Monday.
Not only was I appreciative of the manicure, the entrancing selection of crystals set before me, and Mazz's open and lovely demeanor, but I was equally captivated by the love and passion she puts into her work and the equally beguiling lineup of nail and skin care products she's created as part of her brand. (Think CBD and amethyst-enhanced cuticle oils, crystal starter kits, citrine-dusted bath soaks, and more.)
Because it's not every day you're gifted a visit with a celebrity nail artist and an intimate crystal healing session, I documented the experience thoroughly. Curious to know what happened, what products were used, and how, perhaps, you can create a similar experience at home while wearing sweatpants? Keep scrolling.
Prior to my meeting with Mazz, my nails were in need of some serious rehab and still maintained some residual staining from a blue polish I'd sported weeks ago and rough around the edges in general. However, Mazz did say I had beautiful nail beds, so I'm still very much floating on that high—even if I'm a tad disbelieving.
Next, while Mazz cut, clipped, and buffed my nails to perfection, came the extra-fun part. She showed me the collection of crystals she keeps on hand for her manicures along with a menu listing their specific and unique healing powers. While she said crystals like rose quartz, clear quartz, and amethysts tend to be often-requested favorites, I decided to go a little bit rogue with my choice of kyanite—a pretty blue stone that immediately resonated with me and is often associated with the clearing of negative energy. (Again, hello Monday!)
To amplify its effect, Mazz suggested accenting my crystal kyanite mani with clear quartz. Oh, and here's a fun and fact—each and every crystal Mazz works with, in addition to those within her product line, are blessed by a shaman prior to shipment.
Et voilà! The finished result! So you can try it for yourself, I'm including every single one of Mazz's product must-haves below in addition to the exact nail color and top coat she used to complement my crystals of choice.
The Product Must-Haves:
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat ($10)
To top it all with durable, crystal clear hold, Mazz applied this cult-favorite top coat from Seche Vite. We pretty much see it in ever celebrity manicurist's kit because it's just that good.