My Nail-Stylist (& how to choose yours!)
I remember being taught that when you walk into a Tattoo parlor, you don’t choose the artist with the best tats to ink you – WHY!?
Well, because the tattoo artist did not do them on him/herself – it was his workmate that did!
So obviously, it’s the workmate that has the skill – not the person with the tats.
And it’s something that can be related back to hairdressers and nail-stylists too!
So when I go to a salon, I always look out for the nail-stylist who has the best nails, then ask them who did it – and that’s how I met Wing.
Wing (pictured topping up her nails after just beautifying mine!) is my official Nail-Stylist.
We’ll be working together for the next year – so I thought it about time to introduce you to her!
During this months manicure – Wing & I chatted inspiration, signature looks and Asian Fashion…
Do you do your own nails? If so what are your signature look/s?
“Yes I do my own nails when I have free time, haha.
hmmm… signature look?? Hmmm… I guess anything with some sparkles. I always like to add some bling to my nails. (Sparkles are my favourite)^^”
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
“My Inspirations are from anywhere. People on the street, magazine, TV, fashion show etc… anything where i can get ideas and catch new trends would be my inspirations.
Most important is to follow yourself. I always agree that do what you think is the best for yourself.
If you don’t like the trend right now, what’s the point forcing it on your nail,right? so just be yourself.^^”
Tell me a little about your clients? Are they similar to the hairdressers (tell you lots of gossip and talk a lot or do they like to relax?)
“Of course some likes to talk about themselves, some just like to have a relax time.
Nail art is SO popular in HK, why do you think this is?
“As you know I’m from Vancouver and I realized westerner are not a big fan of crazy, fancy, funky nail (maybe just a bit of simple nail-art)
Compare to west side, Asian people loves those kinds of nail I mentioned above.
The Japanese brought those nail trends into the market, so that’s why everybody else follow Japanese trends.
Nail-art is always a big trend in Asia. eg: diamonds, sparkles, jewels,painting, drawing, airbrush, stickers etc. Westerner likes more natural and classic look. ( eg: red or french nail)”
Wing is an absolute treat to relax with and be pampered by!
She is based at: 10/10SPACE
Unit B, 1/F, Fairview Mansion
51 Paterson Street
She charges HKD $480 for a LED Gel Manicure and HKD$580 for a Hard Gel Manicure.
I also suggest booking in an “Classic Pedicure”(45min – HKD$320) – DIVINE!
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