Behind the Cover: I LOVE NY

Learn more about the nail artist, Tina Zavala, who created this issue’s cover, what inspired her design and how she experiments with nail art.

COURTESY OF TINA ZAVALA; Photographer: Terrence Humphrey; Model: Que Lashay; Stylist/Set Designer: Jakeva Thompson; Makeup: Izzy Nolan
COURTESY OF TINA ZAVALA; Photographer: Terrence Humphrey; Model: Que Lashay; Stylist/Set Designer: Jakeva Thompson; Makeup: Izzy Nolan

November and December are special for countless reasons, including the transition from fall to winter and the beginning of two of the most festive holidays after the exciting return of Halloween this year. Why is NAILPRO particularly joyful for these last two months? Because of the nail artist and Nailpro educator Tina Zavala who created this issue’s cover. Zavala approached us with a concept for the September/October 2021 issue, but we had already selected the cover. Instead, we gave her the opportunity to design a nail set for November/December 2021. After a discussion and a peek at her mood board, she stunned us with her results. Like the focus on the nails, let us dig deeper and discover more about this nail artist.

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