One of my bff’s is off to the @womensmarch this Saturday, so it’s only right we created this set. #naturalnails #nailart #handpainted #gelpolish #ignails #naillife #amivega
A photo posted by Ami Vega (@amivnails) on Jan 18, 2017 at 5:35pm PST
One thing is for certain in this tumultuous time: Major social change is underfoot, and women are at the forefront of it. As much as we’re tired of feeling outraged, like, every damn day, we’re still fighting through the noise in any way we can — through protests, fashion, and now, thanks to manicurist Ami Vega, our nails. Making a statement has never been more relevant.
A scroll through the manicurist’s mesmerizing Instagram shows that the Black Lives Matter movement has been a primary focus of her work. The way she’s managed to turn a serious subject into stunning nail art is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. She’s taken that same approach and applied it to gay pride, feminism, and most recently, the Women’s March on Washington.
For those who don’t get excited by the concept of making a social statement with statement nails, Vega has plenty of other impressive designs to feast your eyes on, too. But really, why wouldn’t you want a vulva manicure?
Happy #PRIDE! ?⚀⚁⚂⚃⚄⚅ #loveislove #gaypride #nailart #handpainted #gelpolish #ignails #naillife #amivega
A photo posted by Ami Vega (@amivnails) on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:56am PDT
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