People love showing off their nails. And thankfully, people also love looking at pictures of other peoples’ nail art. Bring the two together and you’ll see that many nail artists are finding a new marketing tactic by posting photos of their work on Instagram. With common hashtags like #nailporn, #nailswag, #notd, and #instanails, you’ll be able to find just about anything related to nail art. You can follow Salon Fanatic on Instagram as well @SalonFanatic.
1. Hey, Nice Nails! http://instagram.com/heynicenails#
With more than 13,000 followers, sisters and nail techs Donne & Ginny Geer operate out of their eponymous Long Beach, Calif.-based nail salon, turning out creative works of art for their happy clients. They recently published their first nail art book, Nail Candy. You can buy it online here.
2. Chelsea Queen (formerly Chelsea Gets Nailed) http://instagram.com/chelseaqueen#
I love Chelsea’s super cute nail art and her tutorials. And she takes great pictures! More than 93,000 followers can’t be wrong. The self-professed “nail whore” recently followed her passion to become a licensed nail tech.
3. Chalkboard Nails http://instagram.com/chalkboardnails#
I agree whole-heartedly with blogger Sarah Waite’s slogan: “The only time you’ll enjoy nails on a chalkboard.” I love her unique designs, her precision painting, and her perfect photos. She keeps her nearly 78,000 followers satisfied with frequent nail art posts (with the occasional puppy post thrown in).
4. WAH Nails http://instagram.com/wahnails#
Based in London and established in 2009, WAH Nails’ Sharmadean Reid has recently published her second nail art book. With more than 552,000 followers, the Instagram account not only showcases nail art coming out of the shop, but also nail artist guest appearances around the world.
5. Blossom Beauty Lounge http://instagram.com/blossombeautylounge#
Open for just over a year, salon owner and nail artist Cammy Nguyen is creating a nail art oasis in Redondo Beach, Calif., a small beach community south of Los Angeles. I love her eclectic nail style and she just happens to be my nail tech.
Editor’s Note: Every Friday we’ll be posting links to some of our favorite nail and salon sites that we think you should follow. E-mail [email protected] if you have a site you’d like us to consider following.