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Vanessa is the kind of nail artist that you want to have collaborating on your team. She has a true understanding of color, trends, and fashion sense. This talent has offered her opportunities to work the runways at NYFW and LAFW with designers like Jeremy Scott, The Blonds, Libertine, Opening Ceremony, M Missoni, and Agent Provocateur. In print, her nail artistry can be seen in InStyle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, The Editorialist, The Laterals, Basic Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Vanessa recently finished campaigns with Lancôme Paris, Baja East, and Good American. She has worked with top photographers like, Peter Lindbergh, Yutsai, Sarah Silver, and Kris and Kristoff. She has worked with a celebrity clientele that includes, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Lupita Nyong’o, Lizzo, Natasha Lyonne, Rachel Brosnahan, Christina Applegate, and many more.
Vanessa is a New York native, living now in Los Angeles, who spent her younger years working alongside her mother in their family salon shampooing hair and doing manicures and pedicures at 16. After college she spent time in NYC working in TV and Film production at HBO, commercial editorial houses, and ultimately ran the film production company, Wonderland Productions. While in New York CIty, Vanessa was also making music and performing in local clubs with her band. Creativity has always been a huge part of her. AFter starting a family, she returned to the nail industry, her true passion, shortly after and quickly built a large clientele and began a 5 1/2 year relationship with a top nail brand as an educator. When she and her family relocated to Los Angeles in 2016, she hit the ground running. She is considered an expert in the nail industry and is well versed in all things nails.
Vanessa prides herself on her knowledge not just of color and trends but also of maintaining healthy nails. She brings a rock n roll vibe to her work and is true perfectionist.
Allure - Best Manicures 2020 Critic's Choice Awards
Today - Get The Look Red Carpet 2020
NPD - Best Grammy Nails 2020
Pop Sugar - Best Manicures 2020 Awards Shows
Nails Magazine - Golden Globes 2020
Nails Magazine - Grammy Awards 2020
Billy Porter - Yahoo!
Billy Porter - Us Weekly
Billy Porter - Newzander
Billy Porter - Beauty Launchpad
Billy Porter - The Tease
Billy Porter - Revelist
Billy Porter - Nails Magazine
Billy Porter, Christina Applegate, Lupita Nyong'o & Natasha Lyonne - Pop Sugar
Lupita Nyong'o - The Hollywood Reporter
Lupita Nyong'o - Glamour
Lupita Nyong'o - Daily Mail
Lupita Nyong'o - Tom + Lorenzo
Lupita Nyong'o - Julie Off Duty