Bernadette (@Bernadettenails) was working on a fashion shoot with Lil’ Kim. The shoot was for a denim campaign, but Kim was also surfing a wave of enthusiasm for her contribution to the Junior M.A.F.I.A. single “Get Money.” That became the manicurist’s source of inspiration. She reached into her little nylon wallet, pulled out a dollar bill, cut it into pieces and strategically applied bits of currency to Kim’s acrylic nails to create an eye-popping manicure by way of the U.S. Treasury.
Those nails were part of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, “Items: Is Fashion Modern,”.
Aja (@ajackdannie), who has been using her artistic talents to create custom nail sets inspired by some of today’s biggest acts in music. Walton is a self-taught nail artist specializing in custom nail art design, which she refers to as “ten mini masterpieces.” Aja Walton, represented by See Management, is an exceptionally detailed artist with intricate designs that have since caught the eyes of several creatives. Aja is an artist, except she has a variety of ten little canvases to explore.
Sources: https://praisedc.com/2150886/mtvs-making-black-history-now-campaign-features-nail-artist-aja-waltons/amp/. https://www.thezoereport.com/p/15-black-nail-artists-to-follow-for-iconic-innovative-always-stunning-manicures-22967413
Tahsiyn's (@thenailphilosophy) page is a one-stop shop for unique designs. Mixing colors and prints, the artist frequently does 10 different looks on each nail. Sometimes the design is similar, like in the above 3D sea shells, and in others, like her galaxy set each nail has an entirely different structure.
Gina (@ginaedwards_) is a celebrity nail artist and brand ambassador for KISS, and her feed is filled with tons of eye-popping looks featuring everything from colorful, dotted patterns to animal prints.