These Rising Nail Artists Are Taking Over The Beauty Industry One Claw At A Time

 For numerous individuals, visiting a nail salon for a fresh manicure is the essence of attractiveness.  

 (As an example, consider the Long Nail Goddesses of New Jersey, who are well-known for their enormous claws.  

 Multidisciplinary artist Tru Violet tells ESSENCE, "Black folks have always worn nail art as an accessory.  

 Black nail art has always been revered in our culture.  

 From Flo Jo's 3XL curved acrylics to Lil' Kim's stunning jewel-encrusted fingers, these women are known for making bold statements.   

 But you might be asking, who are the up-and-coming nail artists who are establishing the current trends ,,,

 In the section below, ESSENCE chats with four Black nail artists about their work, the cultural influence of nails, and the tricks they've picked up over the years.  

 About: I'm Melissa Samuel, a Brooklyn, New York-based full-time nail artist. I moved to the United States ten years ago, having been born and reared in London.  

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