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Like most beauty fads, many people were skeptical that the boom of nail art wouldn’t last. That couldn’t be further from reality, as nail artistry is alive and thriving. The nail art industry is really an industry of art – nail artists utilize intricate detail, innovative use of color, and creative designs with nails. And with nail products and accessories becoming more accessible, brands are partnering with top nail art influencers to boost brand awareness and sales.
Check out these top nail art influencers whose originality is truly mind-blowing!
- Mei Kawajiri
- 220,769 followers
With a large following, a client list that includes Bella and Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, Marc Jacobs, Dua Lipa, and more, Mei Kawajiri is regarded as one of the best nail artists in the world. Her stunning designs with eccentric embellishments and artfully executed technique is impressive.
- Britney Tokyo
- 219,922 followers
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Intricate and extreme detail and has made Britney the winner of nail art competitions across the U.S. and Japan. The level of complex details in her nail designs is insane – it only makes sense that she’ll have a strong following. Britney is just too talented to ignore!
- Steph Stone
- 216,170 followers
With famous depictions of anime characters in her nail art, Steph’s adorable and innovative nail art has attracted clients like Demi Lovato. But the style of her artistry is remarkably simple and chic, earning her a spot on this list of top nail artists.
- Lexi Martone
- 182,914 followers
After the airing of the TV show, “Unpolished,” on TLC in November 2019, Lexi Martone’s Instagram following blew up. The reality show follows the lives of her, her sister, and their mom as they run a hair and nail salon they own. Known for super artistic and unique nail designs, there’s no wonder why Lexi’s one of the top nail art influencers on Instagram.
- Alicia Torello
- 69,431 followers
Alicia Torello is an NYC-based editorial nail artist. If you’ve seen gorgeous manicures in high-end fashion ads, she’s most likely the one who did it. Now very well-known in the fashion and beauty industries, Alicia artfully simple designs are captivating.
- Madeline Poole
- 133,455 followers
Madeline Poole is another nail artist whose simplistic and chic designs are mesmerizing. An editorial manicurist and designer based in New York, she was appointed as the Global Color Ambassador for Sally Hansen in 2014. In addition to having a strong Instagram following, Madeline has had her work featured in high-end fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, InStyle, and many others.
- Jessica Washick
- 94,092 followers
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It feels special to play a role in telling @annadeguzman’s story. She’s so talented, so young, and is already breaking the mold in her field — it’s crazy inspirational! In this @elleusa feature she models Fall’s top nail trends in the most mesmerizing way. I did the nails but she brings all the magic 💫 Incredible concept by @kristinarodulfo 👏🏼 link in bio for the whole story 🎩 💅🏼 #nails #nailart
Unique patterns and attractive geometric designs characterize the brilliant nail artwork of Jessica Washick. What’s even cooler about Jessica is that she’s a Nike Air Force 1 (AF-1) designer, too. With the title of Senior Colour Designer at Nike, Jessica has been the driving force behind several AF-1 colorways that have dropped over the past couple of years. This brilliant designer’s ability to create captivating artwork has allowed her talent to expand to shoes!
- Chelsea King
- 94,008 followers
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Please vote for me on @OPI’s instagram story 💙 I’m so excited to share my nail art look for the first round of #OPIManiMadness! 🏀 We were challenged to create a “NCAA” team inspired nail art design, so I chose my alma mater – UC Irvine. Read on for what I used! 💙💛 …This look was created all with #OPIGelColor! I first painted a base of “I Cannoli Wear OPI”. Then, I added in details with OPI GelColor in “Tile Art to Warm your Heart” and Artist Series Design Gel in “A Sunny Disposition”. I finished the look with GelColor Top Coat to seal the design and make it shine! ✨ #ad
Based out of Los Angeles, Chelsea’s ability to create a wide variety of nail art styles with breathtaking color combinations makes her one of the top nail art accounts on Instagram. Her designs are beautiful and range from intensely detailed to simple and chic.
- Karen Gutierrez
- 82,435 followers
A celebrity nail stylist, Karen is known for her ultra-lux and rich style requested by celebrities and magazines. Dense and rich colors, simplistic designs, and artfully executed patterns make up Karen’s portfolio. And her expertise makes her one of the top nail art influencers out there.
- Taryn Granados
- 31,680 followers
Fun, colorful, and trendy designs make up Taryn’s feed of gorgeous nail art. From cheetah print tips to bright and bold geometric patterns, her ability to produce fun yet tasteful nail art makes Taryn one of the best nail artists there is.
Here are some more incredible artists that didn’t make the top 10 list:
|Account Name||Handle||Follower Count|
|Junie Bee Nails||@juniebeenails||120K|
|Jin Soon Choi||@jinsoonchoi||105K|