1)Do you have favorite colors you like to work with?
Yes, I seem to work with neutral/nude colors blue colors and/or glitter. Though I do prefer the glitter.
2)Is there a person or place that inspires you?
My nail art looks nothing like it, but I’ve always been inspired by Japanese nail art.
3)What is your favorite music when creating nail art?
I love listening to oldies specifically anything between the 50’s and late 60’s
4)Do you have a favorite nail art mixed medium?
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite, as long as I’m doing what I love and the client loves it I’m happy. But I do like doing any mermaid/nautical nails
5)What are three words that describe you as an artist?
Contemporary, Eccentric, and Glitzy
6)What is your greatest accomplishment as a nail artist?
My greatest accomplishment has been getting to where I am today. I started renting a station knowing nothing but a basic gel manicure. It wasn’t until clients started requesting acrylics or hard gel that I actually started looking into the education on how to perform those services. Beauty school as a Cosmetologist didn’t go much into nails so it was trial and error that has gotten me where I am today, along with very patient clients.
7)Describe the most interesting nail art you have created by request?
Clients always bring in pictures, which I love! But I would say that having to paint a character from My little pony is interesting, now I call myself a nail artist. But it isn’t until you test yourself that you realize what you can actually do.
8) What is the best trick of the trade you have learned?
I wouldn’t call it a trick but a product. My clients would always complain about the nail bits heating up. But ever since I changed to a ceramic bit it just makes everything so much easier. You can file the cuticles instead of cutting them and it isn’t harsh.
9)Do you have a favorite nail shape? If yes, what is it?
My favorite shape is between Pointed and Stilleto nails.
10) Any words of advice for new nail artists?
The best advice I can give is to take as many classes as possible not only to improve yourself as a nail artist but also to learn about new techniques, your business and products. It isn’t only for the education but the people you meet there as well. Sometimes working in this industry you run into nailtechs that are uninspiring or tend to not truly care about what they do, and in those classes is where you’ll meet the nail artists who care about their business who are enthusiastic about learning and want to know the latest things. Being in one of these classes is actually where I met Sheera and now I’m being interviewed. This industry is always changing, and you can’t afford to not keep up. Doesn’t matter how loyal a client can be, if you can’t offer what they want they can always walk away.