Get­ting one’s “nails did” has been a tra­di­tion for cen­turies, dat­ing back to ancient Chi­na and Egypt. Like the black hair indus­try, the nail indus­try is BIG busi­ness. In 2014, the nail salon indus­try gen­er­at­ed a smooth $8.54 bil­lion.  Accord­ing to a 2012–2013 study in NAILS Mag­a­zine, only 5% of nail salon tech­ni­cians are black women. With black women out­num­bered in such a large indus­try, it’s easy to get over­shad­owed. So here we’d like to high­light some of those rad­i­cal­ly awe­some nail boss­es in the game. Fol­low them on Insta­gram and make your appoint­ments! How­ev­er with tal­ent like this, I’m sure these ladies are all booked up.

Cgold­NGlam- Hous­ton, TX

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Nails Up- Paris, France

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El Salon­si­to- Ami Vega

ami vega nails

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Poochiez Nails- Atlanta, GA

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Fash­ion All Star Nail Stu­dio- Dal­las, TX

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Cus­tom T Nails Los Ange­les, CA

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customtnails

Sashanie Gray Nails- South Flori­da

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Nails by Megan B. San Anto­nio, TX

staypolished nails

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Ramal Nails - New York

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Mia­mi Ash­ley Nails

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Glam Nailz by Chloe

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Nails by Mimi- New York

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Just Imag­ine Nails- Oma­ha, NE

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Tiffani_M­sNailan­gel- Alta­monte, FL

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Lynette Swain- Mia­mi

netta2hot nails

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Nails by Bethany- Cape Coral, FL

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Beaute Asy­lum(Lavette Cephus)- Tole­do, OH

beuteasylum

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Del­i­ca­cy Nails- Redon­do Beach, CA

delicacynails

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Bak­eneko Nails- Los Ange­les, CA

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Queen of Bling- Orlan­do, FL

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Are you into nail art? Share some of your favorite nail artists below!

Rinny

Tex­an by birth, Los Ange­leno by sit­u­a­tion. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Come­di­an by trade. Mac­a­roni and Cheese con­nois­seur by appetite.

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13 Comments on "20 Black Nail Artists on Instagram Who Slay the Manicure Game"

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Jasmine

@rondagnails at The R Loft does her thing down here in the A!

Voices

@ultimate_hustlaaaaa is a great Detroit based nail tech

Rab

@spifster in chica­go is amaze and been fea­tured in mag­a­zines. How she aint make the list i dont even know. But go check her out.

Ashira Windsor

@lemmingspolish has almost a mil­lion fol­low­ers on insta­gram I can’t believe she is not on this list

Amani?

@ceemenailem on Insta­gram — v–

Semetress Simmons

@Donmarie_nails

Samuelle Voltaire (curvesncard
Samuelle Voltaire (curvesncard

Check out @rhinarifficnails http://www.rhinarifficnails.com/ her work is amaz­ing [locat­ed in Mia­mi Gar­dens, FL]

Dr. She Who Reads

Check out pre­cious­nail­s220 on Insta­gram! She’s in Tam­pa, and she’s awe­some!!!!

Worldpeace2016

Check out nails­by_nel­lieb on Insta­gram she’s from Cleve­land, Ohio real­ly artist young lady when it comes to doing nails.

mrzmlm

My favorite Black Nail Artist is my nail artist Nadia of Posh Privé Nails in Capi­tol Heights, MD. You can find her on IG @poshprive

Alanay

I’m sur­prised Spif­ster from Chica­go wasn’t on the list… She’s pret­ty dope

Justice S

Who are doing your nails.Is it black owned shops or black beauticians.Who is get­ting that 8.54 bil­lion dollars.I didn’t see a race class,but every­thing else.

cryssi

I’m not a nail art fan…very inter­est­ing though, I do like the blue mat­te style the best. I would pay all of that mon­ey to get them done and then pick each one off, due to being annoyed by the stuff on my nails. 

I’m a sim­ple girl, but my cousin loves them.

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