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Meet Some Nail Techs That Our Favorite Hip Hop Artists Love

From Megan Thee Stallion’s signature lipstick nails to Lil Yachty’s mismatched designs.

Much like lyrics, nail designs are a form of self-expression and influence. Just think about it! In 2020, Lizzo proved our very point when she successfully used her nails to encourage her fans to cast their ballot with a wearable billboard that read: “VOTE.”

Keeping this in mind, we are quite eager to know how some of our favorite celebrities will express their personal style through nail art at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2021. 

While details about their glam are usually kept under wraps until the event, we figured no better time than now to follow hip hop artist’s favorite nail techs to possibly get some insight on how they plan to wow us on the red carpet. Keep scrolling to meet six celebrity nail techs that keep our favorite rapper’s nails fly.

  1. Temeka Jackson (@customtnails1)

    Celebrity Clientele: SaweetieK. MichelleAlicia Keys, and Taraji P. Henson

    Aesthetic: With just a quick scroll through Tameka Jackson’s Instagram timeline, you will instantly notice the nail artist’s love for 90s-inspired stiletto and square-shaped nails, featuring jewel embellishments and playful colors.

  2. Mei Kawajiri (@nailsbymei)

    Celebrities Who Love Her: JT, Lil Uzi VertJustine Skye, and A$AP Ferg

    Aesthetic: It’s easy to see that Mei Kawajiri loves to incorporate 3D pieces, playful script, and intricate art into her bold nail designs.  

  3. Coca Michelle (@cocamichelle)

    Celebrities Who Love Her: JT, Lil Uzi VertJustine Skye, and A$AP Ferg

    Aesthetic: It’s easy to see that Mei Kawajiri loves to incorporate 3D pieces, playful script, and intricate art into her bold nail designs.  

  4. Eri Ishizu (@erierinailz)

    Celebrities Who Love Her: MulattoGunnaLizzo, and Issa Rae

    Aesthetic: Eri Ishizu’s desire to design statement-making nails doesn’t go without notice. We especially love her use of psychedelic patterns, texture, and 3D art.

  5. Saccia (@sacciadidthat)

    Celebrities Who Love Her: Doja Cat and Ryan Destiny

    Aesthetic: Saccia creates unique and eye-catching claws that beautifully highlight her expertise and mastery of texture.

  6. Rosie (@rosiesnailwerk)

    Celebrity Who Loves Her: Lil Yachty

    Aesthetic: Rosie has developed quite a reputation for gender-neutral nail designs that feature colorful caricatures, famous brand logos, and negative space.

    Watch the BET Hip Hop Awards 2021 on Tuesday, October 5 at 8 PM ET/PT.

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