A good manicure is so much more than a smart color choice. There’s also the grooming, the shaping and top coat techniques, to list just a few of the important steps you (and your manicurist!) should be following. And that’s not just coming from us; take it from the authority on all things nail-related: Deborah Lippmann. The celebrity manicurist, founder and creative director of her eponymous beauty line and now salon owner knows a thing or two about keeping nails in tip-top condition. Click through above for her expert, fail-safe advice.