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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Sashanie Gray Nails– South Florida

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Nails by Megan B. San Antonio, TX

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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

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Nails by Bethany– Cape Coral, FL

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Beaute Asylum(Lavette Cephus)– Toledo, OH

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Delicacy Nails– Redondo Beach, CA

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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

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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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