Interview with Joanne Tan: Serving the Night Gang

Name: Joanne Tan Salon: Home-based Experience: 10 years Speciality: Nails Vanitee Profile: www.vanitee.com/highnesspalace Joanne Tan (@highnesspalace) found her calling very early in life, aged 13. During a school break, she enrolled as a trainee in a beauty school and was promptly hooked by nail art. “I love challenges”, she says, ten years later. A part-time

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Ombré is the new black

Also known as gradient, the ombré technique has been a huge hit in beauty salons for almost a decade. Usually used to create a beach-like hair, with strands going from light brown to blonde, the effect has also been consistently applied on nails for the past couple of years – only with a wider color

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The Story Behind Those Polka Dots

In the 1950s, the pop art movement took the world by storm and challenged the establishment by putting popular culture under the artistic spotlight. Roy Lichtenstein, for example, became a very controversial figure in critics’ circles due to his comic book-like aesthetic, but conquered fans with his highly colourful, large escale, sometimes melodramatic figures –

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7 Things You Should Never Do To Your Nails

Jaclyn Ngo, who heads the successful @LuxeWomen salon on Ang Mo Kio Avenue, is also an experienced nail educator. Is there anyone better to ask what’s the sort of thing you should never, ever do? Here are Ms. Ngo’s 7 no-good nail items. Go ahead and bookmark this post, people! It’s never too late to

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Interview with Fang Hemsley: Conquer the world with a set of Manicured Nails!

Name: Fang Hemsley aka @Little Nail Shop Salon: Home-based at Dawson Road Speciality: Nails Years in the industry: 10 Vanitee Profile: www.vanitee.com/littlenailshop Fang Hemsley has four boys, but that doesn’t mean that her nail techniques are lost on them. “When a customer’s nails are done, they will come in and go: ‘That’s pretty’. It makes

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Rainbow in the S-kylie and Wear Something Spar-kylie

When Kylie Jenner surged into the scene in the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, in 2007, she was barely 10 years old. Eight years later and fresh from high school, she’s a social media celebrity alongside other members of her clan, like sisters Kim Kardashian and top model Kendall Jenner – her constant

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Interview with Casey Lai: We do as friends

Casey Lai (Photo: Nick Goh/Vanitee) Name: Casey Lai Salon: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, #03-54 Speciality: Nails Experience: 12 years Vanitee Profile: www.vanitee.com/caseynails Casey Lai (@CaseyNails) is shy at first. But 12 years of great service – four of them on her own – have given her a loyal customer base, and her afternoon client

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7 Nail Shapes To Choose From

Nail ‘shape shifting’ is as fun as dressing up. After a visit to your favourite manicure – booked with Vanitee, of course! –, you can feel like a drama queen with long, curved Almond nails, channel your inner Lady Gaga with Stiletto ones or go for an elegant Square Oval. All in all, there are

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3 New Pantone Oranges For Your Nails

This week and for the first time in three years, the Pantone Color Institute has added 210 new shades to its 2,000+ portfolio. The trend-spotting bureau is a compass for beauty & fashion brands everywhere – and they are surely surveying the catalog right this second. The firm now bet on healthy colors with a

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FKA Twigs from rhinestones to metallic

British musician FKA twigs is many things: singer, producer, dancer. She’s also great at going the extra mile when showing up at red carpets and music festivals all around the world, all the way down to her nails. From rhinestones to geometric patterns, she’s done it all. Check out some of her Instagram clicks for

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