Vanity Projects Take Nail Art to the Next Level

With the fashion industry ever evolving and makeup trends taking a front and center stage, manicures are having a moment (and we’re all for it!)

Case in point: “Vanity Projects” – a project that aims to blend together the nail salon with the art gallery. Founded by independent curator, Rita de Alencar Pinto, in 2008, what began as pop-up developed into a salon that offers an artist-in-residence program.

Offering the top international nail artists the chance to engage and experience the exchange of technique and ideas, the project has two homes: the first, a nail atelier and gallery in downtown New York and the second in Miami, Florida.

Since opening, Vanity Projects nail art has appeared in over 50 publications. In addition to editorial spreads, their nail artists have assisted and lead runways shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and Miami Swim.

Proving that there’s no short in need for good nails, nail artists from Vanity Projects have also been invited to participate in pop-ups at the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis, the Brooklyn Museum, the Aldrich Museum, and more.

Take a look at some of their incredible nail designs in the gallery below.