This week we caught up with South Miami-based nail artist Lynette Swain, who’s currently freelancing and working as a nail instructor at the Hollywood Institute beauty school. 

The Trend: Label nail art has been around for years. These days you may see the Chanel or Louis Vuitton logo painted on a couple of fingers, but Lynette kept it simple and less gaudy by using a print from an Alexander McQueen clutch.

EBONY: Why did you create this particular design?

Lynette Swain: This design was inspired by one of Alexander McQueen autumn/winter collections [and gave me the] ability to add fashion to nail art.  

EBONY: What do you feel is your artistic significance when it comes to nail art?  

LS: My artistic skills are pretty much based on what I see and how I feel (fashion, art…etc.). My nail art stands out in a way where other nail techs can be inspired. I love rhinestones and feel that rhinestones add a little spunk to my nail designs. It is very important to make sure that your work is very clean; pay attention to details and always keep your work well presented. Remember that your customer is your walking canvas, so make sure your art speaks for itself and you.

Catch more of Lynette’s designs on her Instagram at @netta2hot.

–Melanie Martin, Beauty & Style Coordinator