Master Class, Season 11

Making Nail Gems – Decorate the Nail

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Kirsty Meakin

Kirsty Meakin is one of the most renowned nail artists in the world today. With over 100 nail accolades, including Social Media Star of the Year 2021, Nail Artist of the Year 2012 and UK Nail Professional of the Year 2010, Kirsty has also been nominated for Nail Artist of the Year at the American Influencer Awards 2019.

Kirsty has been honing her nail skills for over 20 years after uncovering her creative powers at a Youth Training Scheme. The advancement of nail products has allowed Kirsty to explore her ability and passion for nail art and she is vastly recognised for her freehand and 3D nail art skills.

Kirsty’s innovative creations have been exhibited at the V & A museum art gallery in London after Kirsty was commissioned to do a nail art piece for the “power of making” exhibition. Kirsty is passionate about educating nail technicians and provides a wide range of courses for qualified technicians to push their skills further to be the best they can be. Kirsty has a busy and vibrant Youtube channel, which allows her to teach and inspire worldwide with no constraints. She has simultaneously expanded the Kirsty Meakin Brand to include a clothing line, gel polish system, and a host of professional accessories and products.


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Making Nail Gems - Decorate the Nail

Decorating your nails with the stunning gems you've created is where the real fun begins. With a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes at your disposal, the possibilities are endless. Kirsty gives examples of how she brings these gems to life on the nail considering different placement options for the gems to create intricate designs, patterns and clusters.

Experiment with mixing and matching different colors and sizes of gems to create a truly unique and eye-catching manicure. Whether going for a bold and dramatic look or something more subtle and understated, anything is possible now you have a wealth of homemade crystal at your disposal.

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