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Where do you work?
I am the owner of Reckless Nails in San Francisco, CA.
Tell us about how you got started in the nail industry.
Trip to Japan. The women had beautiful, extravagant nails. I got my first set done in Tokyo and became obsessed ever since. My overall goal is to take the JNA exam and compete in Japan.
What/Who inspires your work?
First, as a competitor, John Hauk is my drive. His speed and talent keep me motivated. Catherine Wong's fantasy and art inspire me to push the limits. I will be competing against both of them this year!
Which tool(s) can't you live without?
Pinching tools to hold the pinch (not used to place the pinch) and TROPHY SHOES! (seriously, I must have my trophy shoes- great self esteem booster)
What is your favorite technique or style?
I've always loved acrylic, but becoming quite fond of gel! My favorite competitions are on-the-clock art competitions like the extreme stiletto shades of orange from Vegas last year.
What tip can you offer to other nail competitors?
3 rules: 1) Read and understand the rules. 2) PRACTICE! 3) Find a good model; the model will make or break you.