Nail art has flourished from a DIY underground affair right into mainstream salons. These are Sydney’s most in-demand nail artists, dazzling the digits of Sydneysiders who are looking to turn their nail beds into miniature canvases.
Nail artists in Sydney
After wrapping up her operations in Kings Cross, Lauren LaRouge came west to continue her mission of making her customers’ nail beds as bedazzled and bright as her own. “It’s going to sound odd but I feel like Parra has a similar vibe to what the Cross used to,” says LaRouge. “There are plenty of colourful characters and it has a real community feel to it.” The former burlesque dancer and ukulele player is now based within the AE Hair Salon and she continues to bling up the cuticle canvases of her customers using pearls, seashells, diamantés and rainbow holographic finishes along with hand-painted nail art.
Watermelons, toothless pirates or adorable fairy bread sprinkles – you can now have any or all of these on your fingertips. I Scream Nails has an extensive nail art menu, and owner Celina Cecchi tells Time Out that since opening her first salon in Melbourne, the concept has really taken off. She now employs more than 25 nail artists across her two salons in Collingwood and Newtown.