Putting it down ..or something 📓✏️
Taking a NAIL-FIE 💅📲
Pastel 💩 perfection 💅🍧 @neringanails
She said she liked bright colours so 💗💚💜👀💙
My little Phoney 💅🎀🐱🐴🍭🌈
Quick nail over today for @hillierlondon one of the loveliest people in fashion 💅 NO MORE BITING 🐰😁
Today’s efforts. Amongst other things I did some Minnie Mouse bows on Scarlett Johansonn for her Disney premiere tonight 🎀BABE
#TBT that time I did dalmation nails on an actual dalmation for Elle magazine in 2011 💅🐾Doggy stylez
No frills just skills. You need skills to polish the whole nail and fast with NO mess on the skin or cuticle. This is the kind of example I want to see. So the closer in you go the better No filter 👀 👄💅💦
I am offering one lucky winner the chance to work for me at a paid exclusive event in London next month. To be in with a chance I need to see your nail painting skills on an actual client. No nail wheels or photoshopped pictures will be considered 🚫 then you need to tag the picture with @sophynails and #sophyrobsoncomp so I can see your entry. Anyone who impresses me will receive a comment and further instructions.. SOUND GOOD ? I look forward to seeing the results … NOW GO ! Closing date APRIL 10th 💅🏆
Interview By Sophy Robson & Isis Nicole
Your favorite singers favorite nail artist is most likely the mega-talented Naomi Yasuda, just ask Madonna. By way of Japan, the New York based manicurist reigns master of à la mode mani’s in the salon and on the runway. Check her credentials! Fresh from her Fashion Week takeover, Yasuda gives us the scoop on agencies, working with Alicia Keys, and SS14 nail trends. Hashtag, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, and babes, she’s everywhere!
Three essentials for fashion week?
Sleep, coffee, and party RSVP’s.
What’s the soundtrack to your life?
Late 90’s - early 2000 Hip-Hop!
Describe your most humble moment:
I am really thankful for every one of my clients and friends who have helped my career. When I moved to NY from Japan six years ago, I did not know anyone and I didn’t speak any English, so of course, I didn’t expect any of these amazing things to happen to my life. I was just a girl who did nails in the small salon.
I remember when I did Alicia Keys nails for Jay Z’s Empire State of Mind video shoot in Times Square. I cried tears of joy and gratitude!! It was the best day of my life.
Another time is when I got my pedicure done by Joan Rivers. I was on her T.V. show Fashion Police. It was just awesome!
What’s most rewarding about your career?
I did Madonna’s nail for her Superbowl performance. It was unforgettable. She has been my client since. I still cant believe that I’m doing her nails!
How did you end up with Streeters?
I didn’t have any agency before I went to Streeters, and it was really hard to manage and take care of all my clients. I was looking for a agency for long time. Last October, I met a hair stylist at photo-shoot who is represented by Streetes and he recommended me to go with them.
Do you prefer working in the salon or on shoots?
I love both! I really enjoy creating something beautiful with a team and I get to work with so many amazing artists stylists models, photographers, etc.. I get inspired by them a lot! Also it’s very important for me to work in the salon too. My clients are very diverse and I get to do so many different type of nail art! I usually have 5.6 clients a day. I have to be quick and it keeps me skilled. I know so many nail techs who can do nail art but can’t do basic manicure or vice versa. I think if you are a manicurist/nail artist you should be able to do everything, from simple mani to gel acrylic nails.
SS14 Nail Art trend(s):
Blue and Copper! [lLaughs.] Please don’t ask why, I just like them!
Do you like to get your own nails done, and if so by who?I usually don’t do my nails. [Laughs.] Sometimes it’s embarrassing because everyone asks me to show my nails. Instead, I use my nails to show colors to client a lot.How did you first get interested in nail art? You were one of the first to develop your own style so I would love to know!!I started doing nail art when I was around age 13 or 14. I was introduced to nail art by Japanese pop-singers! They had long dazzled acrylics and I thought it was coolest thing ever. I begged my dad to buy me a nail magazine and I read the magazine to death! I did all my friends nails in high school, and I was so satisfied when my friends liked their nails! Then I got addicted! After 15 years, I’m still loving my job!!
So proud of my girl Lauren aka lacqueredbylauren who has been working at my salon for 6 months now. She specialises in gel manicures and pedicures and is mastering all my designs nicely…..
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Thank y💔u Jessica @ghettonailz for helping me on my secret project today. It’s an animal print fest 🐯🐴🐍🐆🐾🍄👅💦