Get a Perfect At-Home Manicure in 7 Easy Steps
Melanie Chambers in O magazine before shot

It has often been suggested to Melanie Chambers, a photo editor here at O, that she consider a gig on the other side of the camera—as a hand model. The compliments inspire her to polish her nails, religiously, once a week—but the results aren't usually fit for a close-up. So manicurist Roseann Singleton walked Melanie through her fine-tuned technique. First: Swap her go-to pinks for a deep purple; it's more striking against her pale skin.