With clients no longer content with a mainstream manicure followed by a solo splash of colour, nails have taken on a new identity and have become a hot accessory, matching your lipstick, shoes or even your iPhone. However, a true artist's touch is required. We have these digit decorators on direct dial. Nominated for Best Nail Technician are ?
Kate Ulanicka, Mink
On hand to deliver the most complicated commissions, Kate Ulanicka is one of the names in nails. By the time you leave her capable clutch, you'll be well and truly #minked.
Izabela Niedzwiecka, Serenity Day Spa
Serenity Day Spa is a place of worship for devoted fans of Izabela Niedzwiecka, whose handicraft could almost rival Michelangelo's. A pro at, erm, nailing trends, she'll make your vision come to life.
Between base and top coats, Jean Smullen will ensure your manicure is all wrapped up. Sit back and relax in the soothing massage chairs, and you'll depart Eden feeling tip top.
Pamela Laird, The Beauty Parlour
This talented talon designer will see your seasonal Shellac and raise you. You'll recognise Pamela Laird's innovative work from magazines and advertisements. She's definitely one to watch.
Joy Colleran, Purejoy
Inspired by her Latin Quarter locale in Galway, manicure magician Joy Colleran injects a passion and flair for nail art, Corrib-side. Her expertise and technique will have you admiring your nails long after their renewal date.?