20 Intense Nail Polish Designs You Need to Try
MODERN scoured the Internet bringing you some of our favorite “intense” nail designs from Instagram! Below you will see everything from Japanese- and Aztec-inspired designs to watermelon and leopard print – not to mention florals, stick-ons and matte polishes.
MORE ABOUT THE NAIL ARTISTS BELOW:
Known for her elegant simplicity, Jin Soon Choi was born in Korea and moved to New York City in 1991. She quickly built a reputation as a rising freelance nail artist. Her early experiences manicuring at salons - where the pace was fast and there was little time spent with each client - inspired her to go out on her own and offer more personalized, one-on-one services. She earned the nickname "Bicycle Jin" as she biked to and from her clients' apartments on her trusty 10-speed.
Jin soon earned a loyal following as the go-to manicurist of top editors, photographers, designers and celebrities. Crowned the "Nail Guru" by The New York Times Magazine, Jin is best known for her ability to pinpoint current and emerging trends and translate them into the art of nail design. In 1999, she opened her first Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa in the East Village specializing in nail treatments along with waxing and brow shaping. The success of the 300 square-foot spa led to two more locations: one in the West Village, where neighborhood regular Sarah Jessica Parker was the first client, and another on the Upper East Side, which features an intricate walnut wood wall running the entire length of the salon.
Jenna Hipp, the founder of Nailing Hollywood has done numerous nail designs for celebrity Lea Michele in Seventeen and has been featured in other consumer magazines like Vogue and on the covers of Glamour, Elle, Baazar, Cosmopolitan, Allure and more.
Celebrity Hollywood Stylist Kimmie Kyees has regular clients including: Rhianna, Katy Perry, Jenna Jameson and P!NK.
Stephanie Stone is an LA based nail stylist represented by Nailing Hollywood. Her Instagram is @stephstonenails if you would like to follow her.
Britney Tokyo was born and raised in Japan, but now resides in Los Angeles. As a young girl, she started to have an interest and a love for art, being influenced by her grandfather who was an artist himself. From age four, Britney learned water and oil painting.
After college, Britney's decided to attend one of the top nail academies in Japan. While there she achieved the JNA Level of a 1st class nail technician. Upon completion in 2005 she relocated to the states where she acquired her California manicurist license.
Britney is also an accomplished gel master and qualified to be a LED gel educator. She has also taught multiple nail art classes. Over the years she has won numerous titles for custom nail art in international contests outside of Japan and the US. She continues to participate in competitions locally and regionally to this day.
Founded by Sharmadean Reid in 2008, Wah Nail Salon in London has painted nails in cars, bars, clubs, at the Grand Prix, in an Airstream, in Japan, at festivals, at The Brits, for celebrities, for fashion people, for Fashion Week, for kids, for music videos, at work and at home. You name it, they probably have done it.
Founded by Celia Cecchi in August 2012, I Scream Nails first made it’s mark on the Melbourne nail art scene setting up a pop up salon in a half vacant space behind Northcote fashion store Lupa Clothing. A four week pop up salon quickly turned into a full-time gig and I Scream Nails has become Australia’s most in demand team of nail artists.
With over a year of pop up salons and events under their belt, in September 2013 I Scream Nails opened their first permanent salon in the heart of Collingwood, Melbourne.
In February 2014, I Scream Nails launched the very first ‘Nail art bike’, a portable nail painting station that can be seen around the streets of Melbourne painting peoples nails. Made up of a team of 15 nail artists, I Scream Nails has worked and collaborated with some of Australia’s biggest brands including Westfield, Myer, Sportsgirl and Kit Cosmetics.