Nailpro 30 Under 30 Winner Spotlight: Eris Ice

Nailpro 30 Under 30 winner Eris Ice
Nailpro 30 Under 30 winner Eris Ice
Images courtesy of Eris Ice

30 Under 30 Spotlight: Eris Ice 

Meet the Georgia-based nail tech and artist for Pamper Nail Gallery, Eris Ice (@artmuva).

Read our November/December 2022 digital magazine to see the complete list of 30 Under 30 winners.


Eris Ice is one of Nailpro's 30 Under 30 winnersEris Ice is one of Nailpro's 30 Under 30 winnersNailpro (NP): Tell me a little bit about yourself! How did you get started, and why did you choose to become a nail tech?

Eris Ice (EI): I was a painter full-time, and I was commissioned by my nail tech for a painting. After showing her the progression of her painting, I got my nails done, and she asked if I would ever consider trying nails because I was a natural with holding a brush for painting. At the time, I never considered it, but I was looking for a way to be able to create art every day and make a livable wage, so it seemed like it would be a perfect fit. She mentored me for a few weeks, then I went to nail school later on, and the rest is history. 

NP: What is the toughest part about your job as a nail technician/nail artist/salon owner? 

EI: I think the toughest part about my job as a nail artist is having to build thick skin and go through so much troubleshooting to figure out techniques that work well with doing nails.

NP: What do you love about your job? I

EI: I love creating art, and I love my clients. I would never be able to meet so many interesting people without being a nail artist.

NP: Where do you find inspiration? 

EI: I find inspiration in everything. I find it in other artists, nature, emotions, songs, movies, etc. 

NP: What is a piece of advice you would give other nail technicians who are just getting started?

EI: I would tell a new nail technician to never let the bad days last too long and to savor the good days, for as long as you can. 

NP: What is a tip you have about any technique, service, business, etc.? 

EI: My tip in business is to always stay humane. Be humble but also confident in yourself and your artistry, no matter how that may look for you.

NP: What is your favorite nail trend right now? 

EI: My favorite trend right now is 3D nail art.

NP: What is your favorite service to offer? 

EI: My favorite service to offer is high-detailed art.

NP: Who is your role model? 
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EI: My role models come in many different forms – other nail artists/artists in general, my mother, my partner and my interpersonal circle.

NP: What is one of your proudest achievements as a nail tech? 

EI: My proudest achievement as a nail tech would be being nominated for this, becoming an ambassador for @nailz_by_dev and whenever I create an art piece that is super tedious and detailed. 

NP: What do you love about the nail community/industry? 

EI: I love the creativity in the nail community.

NP: What are your top goals as a nail tech? 

EI: My top goals as a nail artist is to do editorial, high art nails only. I would also like to share my knowledge as a teacher in the future and maybe even sell some products. 

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