In this part, you will find out who does the manicure for Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian, how famous technicians are inspired to create their nail masterpieces and what path many of them have gone to work with celebrities. Let’s get it started!
Celebrity clients: Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss.
British nail stylist Marian Newman began her career in the field of manicure back in the late 80s. Since then, many techniques and trends have changed, but Marian managed not only to keep afloat but also to become one of the best in the industry.
The girl regularly collaborates with fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, glossy magazines, and celebrities. It was Marian who was one of the first to release on the catwalk models with pearls and spikes on the nails, feathers and half-painted fingers, and not just a nail plate.
In April 2019, Marian published the book “Nailed It: Nails, Fashion, Technique,” the first part of which is autobiographical. Marian talks about her career as a manicure stylist and admits that only a few people know about her as a person. https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/marian-newman-new-book-nailed-it
Celebrity clients: Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, and Hayley Bieber.
Nail stylist Britney Tokyo lives in Los Angeles but was born and raised in the Japanese capital. The pseudonym also speaks about the origin of the girl and the style that she adheres to in the nails design.
Britney’s works are the best illustration of Tokyo’s Harajuku district’s style, where they prefer to put on all the brightest and
most unusual at once. The design combines flashy colors, crystals the size of a nail plate, lots of jewelry, and three-dimensional patterns.
The first celebrity client of Britney was Vanessa Hudgens, but later the celebrity base increased. On Kim Kardashian’s nails, Britney drew kimoji (a set of emoji depicting Kim herself), Harry Styles’s nails decorated with children’s drawings of fruits for the promo of his Fine Line album.
Britney believes that her success depends entirely on practice (she regularly trained in nail design on her friends) and loyalty to her vision and style.
Celebrity clients: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Kesha.
Miho Okawara was born in the Japanese city of Nagoya, where she began to get involved in nail design. Later, the girl moved to Tokyo and, like her colleague Britney Tokyo, settled in Los Angeles.
Miho’s work style is often called innovative – she was one of the first who used wire with beads in nail design and drawn 3D drawings.
However, she is not alien to more simple works, for which Kesha often turns to Miho. Also, Lady Gaga and Beyonce are her regular clients.
Okawara has a lot of authority in the nail industry – she runs her own MiHo NAiLS salons and seems to know everything about the most topical nail design options for the next few decades. https://www.instagram.com/mihonails/