Industry News

Oribe Packaging Inspires Nail Art

Maggie Mulhern | January 16, 2014 | 8:49 AM

Oribe Packaging Inspires Nail ArtThe Oribe team invited Editorial Nail Artist Miho "Mei" Kawajiri to create a design to honor of the launch of their new Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control. Miho owned the Foxxy Nail Salon in her native Tokyo where she offered an omakase service, a term borrowed from Japanese cooking. (Omakase is an expression used at sushi restaurants where patrons leave the selection of fish up to the chef). At Foxxy Nail Salon the clients invited Kawajiri to create whichever design she wanted, the perfect example of Omakase. Kawajiri moved to NYC last year and quickly became a star. Her client list includes Swarovski, Jill Stuart, Harper’s Bazaar, Miu Miu and La Perla. “My signature style is geometric, abstract nails,” says Kawajiri, who opted against creating a literal interpretation of the ombré bottle and instead chose to play with the variation in colors for a more graphic design.


STEP 1: File nails into desired shape and clean up the cuticles using a rounded square for this look.

STEP 2: Apply a basecoat. Kawajiri uses Butter London Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat, which has a nude tint and smooths tiny ridges and imperfections in the nail.

STEP 3: Apply one coat of Knackered by Butter London, an iridescent opal shade.

STEP 4: Using a turquoise hue with a slight shimmer, create a V shape. Kawajiri used the teal shade from the Noble Spirits collection by The New Black. Repeat this step and apply a second coat.

STEP 5: Line the V with the Kiss Brush-On Nail Art Paint Polish in Gold Glitter.

STEP 6: Create a thick French tip with a dark, charcoal grey. Kawajiri suggests Snake it Up by Essie, which has a subtle shimmer.

STEP 7: Finish with a topcoat like Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Facebook Comments

More from Industry News

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

Teal To Big Chop To Tasteful Brunette Bob

Maggie Mulhern | February 8, 2017

When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa  (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.

Hair Color Trends Four session to silver
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Four Sessions To Silver

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2017

Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.

Awards & Contests Krystle Waivio
Awards & Contests

Announcing the Braids & Brides Top 10 Semifinalists!

Lauren Quick and Alison Alhamed | February 10, 2017

After receiving nearly 3,000 entries since the launch of the Braids & Brides contest, it was extremely difficult to narrow the pool of beautiful special-occasion styles down to 10! Take a look below to see who our semifinalists are, and stay tuned as they submit their best braid work for judging.

Load More