Top 10 Nail Art Influencers on Instagram (Updated)

By Editorial Staff

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! 

1. @nailsbymei

  • Mei Kawajiri

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. 

2. @britneytokyo

  • Britney Tokyo

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! 

3. @stephstonenails

  • Steph Stone

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. 

4. @leximartone

  • Lexi Martone

View this post on Instagram

bat bitch.🦇

A post shared by Lexi Martone🌙🔮💀 (@leximartone) on

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.

5. @aliciatnails

  • Alicia Torello

View this post on Instagram

Abstract look inspired by mid century prints

A post shared by Alicia Torello (@aliciatnails) on

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.

6. @mpnails

  • Madeline Poole

View this post on Instagram

Rhinestone Fantasy in @allure

A post shared by Madeline Poole (@mpnails) on

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. 

7. @jessicawashick

  • Jessica Washick

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! 

8. @chelseaqueen

  • Chelsea King

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. 

9. @karengnails

  • Karen Gutierrez

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. 

10. @missladyfinger

  • Taryn Granados

View this post on Instagram

I like to call this one “sea lion” ⚡️

A post shared by taryn granados (@missladyfinger) on

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 NameHandleFollower Count
Spifster Sutton@spifster41.6K
Junie Bee Nails@juniebeenails120K
Jin Soon Choi@jinsoonchoi105K
Miss Pop@misspopnails47.9K

This article was written by Stephanie Vivirito

Ready to use these masters of tiny canvases for your next campaign? Get started with us today!

Next Posts

Content Creators

Viners: Where Are They Now?

Though its run was relatively short-lived, Vine had a meteoric rise to become one of the most popular social media apps, especially with younger demographics. Filled with pranks, short skits, ...

Best Practices

5 Powerful New Instagram Features You Need To Know In 2018 Part II

This is the second installment of the “5 Powerful New Instagram Features You Need To Know In 2018” read the first one here. As you know, Instagram is the go-to app for Gen Z and Millennials ...

What are you searching for?

    Start a campaign with us!

    Submit the form below, tell us a bit more about
    your business, and we’ll be in touch shortly.
    Are you an Influencer? Sign up here

      We use cookies to help improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More