It’s not often that we have two extremely ambitious, talented and excited Canadian nail technicians in our office—so it was great fun to spend the day with Christina Cronk and Natasha Harton for the creation of the January cover. This dynamic duo has unique styles, but they were committed to making their specialties work together. We provided them with a color palette (royal blue and black) and each took one hand to call their own. Cronk extended the model’s nail bed, then created an extreme black-to-blue faded French, and embellished the remaining nails with dazzling crystals and intricate acrylic-sculpted roses. Harton, on the other hand, unleashed her inner artist, hand-painting tips like a modern Vincent van Gogh and encrusting them with loads of tiny silver seed beads, crystals and a prefabbed blooming acrylic flower.
[Cover credits: Photography by Angela Marklew, Makeup by Harriet Hadfield, Hair by Victor Mendoza]