The best celebrity manicurists you need to know

Celebrity manicurists are perhaps a lesser-known, but still absolutely essential member of a celeb’s glam squad.

red carpet hair and makeup look is not complete these days without on-point complementary nails, which also create the perfect canvas for blinged-out accessories.

The hottest stars all have their go-to artist, who specialise in classic looks, on-trend statement shades or stylised embellishment.

We’ve rounded up the top technicians of the moment, so check them out if you’re looking for mani-inspo.


Chaun P. is the nail technician responsible for Kylie Jenner’s iconic, coffin-shaped acrylics and specialises in hand-painted designs and ombre neons.


LA-based Kimmie is Riri, Gaga and Chrissy T’s go-to gal and is one of the industry’s most sought-after manicurists.


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#nailsbykimmiekyees Grammy Edition: @badgalriri at the @rocnation brunch! French tips using @the_gelbottle_inc’s Fluffy Cotton!

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Miho Okawara is a Japanese, LA-based nail artist who Queen B has on speed dial, as do Kesha, Gaga and Kelly Rowland.


As well as tending the nails of celeb pals Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele and Harry Styles, Birmingham, England-born Jenny Longworth is a regular backstage at Fashion Weeks around the globe.


New Yorker Eri Ishizu counts Lizzo and J Lo as clients and customises uber-bling manis with crystals, rhinestones and bespoke detailing.


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My baby @kittycash ✨ #nails#nailart#apresgelx#stripenails#gelextensions#naildesigns#ignails#nail

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Tom Bachik, self-described celebrity ‘MAN-icurist’ does Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron’s nails and also created J Lo’s spectacular Versace-themed mani for the Superbowl half-time show.


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@jlo in @balmain #nailsbytombachik

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#Rare @selenagomez One of my favorite #nail shots #nailsbytombachik

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When Thuy Nguyen isn’t running her salon The Cosmo Studio in California, she’s on movie sets or getting celebs like Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale and Millie Bobby Brown red-carpet ready.


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Unreal how beautiful this one is @vanessahudgens for @girls.girls.girls.magazine

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I can’t get over this video thank you @allanface for loving me so hard! JODIE TURNER-SMITH X @queenandslim

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Dua Lipa’s manicurist Michelle Humphrey is always pushing the boundaries of creativity, most recently including utilising designs printed from a nail printer in her work.


The British nail artist is taking Instagram and the fashion industry by storm, and her keen eye for chic details has landed her the job as London Fashion Week’s go-to gal. She has manicured the likes of Solange Knowles, created hand pressed floral nails for the Charlotte Knowles SS20 show and was the women behind Jorja Smith’s perfectly nude nails in the new Nike campaign.


Words: Amy Houlihan
Photos: Instagram
Feature image: D & V Management for Lauren Pires 
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