30 Under 30: Claudia Rosario

While veteran nail techs remain invaluable resources because of their experience, there’s a new crop of talented young artists who are turning the nail industry upside down. So, we decided to scout some of the best 20-something nail pros for our first-ever 30 Under 30 awards. Get to know one of our winners, Claudia Rosario!

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Claudia Rosario

Claudia Rosario
Age: 27
Salon: Vanity Projects

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While studying criminal justice in college and working a day job, one afternoon, Vanity Projects nail artist Rosario’s manager commented on her carefully polished nails and encouraged her to look into being a nail processional. That night, she drove home to research nail schools. Two months after earning her nail license, Rosario landed her first nail salon job. “Nail art was not something I ever thought of doing,” she says. Now, Rosario prides herself in creating seamless ombré designs and clean cuticle work, using Young Nails products and Japanese gels like Presto. “Nothing satisfies me more than a clean cuticle,” she says. “Cuticles make or break a manicure. I also love creating clear and sheer ombré designs, which are great for clients who aren’t able to come to the salon regularly.”


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