Looking to get creative? Why not try it with your nails? Create some of your own looks with inspiration from the most popular nail artists on Instagram.
Madeline Pool (@mpnails) Followers:143k This editorial manicurist is based in New York and has worked with the best in the business, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Also impressive, the artist was appointed Global Color Ambassador of Sally Hansen in January 2014. Her simple yet bold looks really pop off the page of the magazines she is featured in.
Tom Bachik (@tombachik) Followers: 209k Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum…these are just a few of the star clients in Tom Bachik’s book. You’ll find this self-described “Nail-boy to the rich and famouse, Hollywood elite, and houty touty celebrity famous types” work on the red carpet, campaigns and classy covers alike.
Alicia Torello (@aliciatnails) 62.8k This nail artist began her career with a degree in photography-giving her an eye for fashion and detail. Her attention to detail and use of bold colors and tiny patterns and textures make her Instagram accounts one the most varied on our list! To get a similar look, try nail stickers.
Marian Newman (@mariannewman) Followers: 22k This artist has been in the industry since 1987 and is the author of her own textbook for nail technicians, The Complete Nail Technician. Designers she has designed nails for in shows include Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs. Newman also works with MAC Cosmetics for several advertising and marketing campaigns.
Chelsea King (@chelseaqueen) Followers: 103k King has about some of the most whimsical designs we’ve seen to date! If you love bold patterns and prints, follow this girl. Our personal favorite is design inspired by looks straight off the runway; her attention to detail is amazing.
Ashley Crowe (@astrowifey) Followers: 75.2k Crowe is a master of Art Deco-style designs! Wearing a solid color dress or monochromatic outfit? Pair with a bold design like this that is sure to turn heads when you’re signing the receipt at the cafe.
Jin Soon Choi (@jinsoonchoi) Followers: 94.7k Jin Soon Choi is an editorial manicurist and founder of JINSoon Spas and JINSoon Nail Lacquer. She has been crowned the “Nail Guru” by The New York Times Magazine. Her ever-growing nail collection is also known for its quick dry formula that was made with busy women in mind.