Meet the Essie’s 2017 Nail Art Contest Winner Meagan Knight


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After months of competition, Essie announced the grand prize winner of The Essie’s Nail Art Awards and the brand’s new 2017 Essie Nail Art Ambassador: Los Angeles-based Meagan Knight (@tinybrushes). “Meagan captured my interest early on in the competition because of her simple, colorful nail art,” says Michelle Saunders, Essie celebrity manicurist and judge for this year’s competition. “I was intrigued by her technique and curious about what she was going to create next. Her esthetic was both current and aspirational.”

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According to Knight, she draws inspiration for her nail designs from artists of every kind. “I’m inspired by other artists of every medium, not just nails,” she says. “I’ll often see something and think, ‘Oh, this is really cool; I wonder what it would look like with purple instead of pink,’ and that’s how I’ll get started.” The Essie’s also awarded New Jersey-based tech Halle Butler (@hallebnails) as Fan Favorite. For more
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—Sigourney Nuñez

This article was first published in the September 2017 issue of NAILPRO

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