Pro Picks: Manicure Maven

Nail guru Ji Baek tips us off to her ten must-haves.
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Ji Baek

Ji opened Rescue Beauty Lounge in 1998 after a 3-year stint as a restaurant manager. Her goal? To create a nail salon that was a sanitary sanctuary. Today, she has two locations in downtown New York.
Ji Baek

La Mer

"I have been using La Mer for about ten years. It works and is always good to the last drop." $130; Click to purchase
La Mer


"I’m a total Apple-product addict and currently am obsessed with my iPad." $499; Click to purchase

Hamadi Shea Leave In Conditioner and Styling Cream

"It makes my hair shiny, moisturized and gives my strands a piece-y texture." $22;

Bach Flower Remedies in Aspen

"I need my daily seven hours of sleep, but sometimes we all have that weird cycle where you can’t sleep through the night. The Bach Flower Remedies in Aspen is my to-go cure: I take two drops before bed for three nights in a row." $12; Click to purchase
Bach Flower Remedies

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Facial Moisturizer SPF50

"My endless search for the daily SPF for the face is finally over: Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 is the best daily SPF ever. It absorbs easily, doesn’t slide off when I apply tinted moisturizer on top of it, and it never makes me break out." $14; Click to purchase

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

"I’m an avid cook who follows the principles of Michael Pollan and Alice Waters. We hit the Union Square farmers market weekly." $11; Click to purchase

Serge Normant

"Serge cuts my hair. His precise, genius layering technique brings out the natural bends in my hair."
Jed Root

Frette Sheets

"I sleep on freshly steamed Frette sheets. It’s my nighttime lullaby." for stores

Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel

"My fall/winter nail polish collection is inspired by Hilary Mantel’s book "Wolf Hall." The name of the collection is "The Real Housewives of Tudor Dynasty" and I’m itching to wear it when it arrives at the end of September." $18 each; Click to purchase

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lacquer in Ani

Rescue Beauty Lounge

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